Soccer Surprises No. 10 BYU For Second-Straight Win Over A Ranked Opponent

Texas Soccer celebrates winLook out, Big 12, Texas Soccer is heating up.

Yesterday, the Horns pounced on the BYU Cougars with a 1-0 win in rainy conditions at Mike A. Myers Stadium. It was the team’s second-straight win over a ranked opponent (they thumped No. 22 William & Mary 4-0 last weekend), and the first time since 2006 that Texas Soccer has beaten a Top 10 team.

Redshirt freshman forward Leah Fortune scored her third goal of the season, just 1:44 into the match, on a cross from sophomore Sophie Campise.

“It was raining and I knew I had to be in the box,” Fortune said after the game. “We had a good pre-game warm up and that depends a lot on how the game is going to go.”

The Horns battled through sloppy conditions for most of the game but managed to hang on for its third shutout of the season.

The win brings the team to 6-1-1 overall and gives the Horns momentum as they travel to Nebraska Friday to start Big 12 play.

“It is a good one for us against a quality opponent, especially since we were able to fight through some weather conditions against a good team,” head coach Chris Petrucelli said. “I feel good about where we are at the moment.”

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Photo courtesy of Texas Athletics.


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