BYU Men’s Soccer continued its winning start to the 2019 season by dismantling an overwhelmed Weber State side 4-0. Jake Ence netted the first and second goals, and Adam Canfield scored off a headed corner just before halftime before Ence rounded off his hat trick in the second half.
In last year’s reverse fixture, Weber State fell 4-0 to the Cougars without posing too many difficulties for BYU. The same result was repeated yet again this year at South Field, as BYU has now scored nine goals and conceded just one in its first two games.
The UCCU Man of the Match award was unsurprisingly given to Jake Ence, who terrorized the Weber State backline throughout the match. He has been thriving b “playing with Bain and Mike Anderson up top,” saying that “combining with them and making runs Wirth them s extremely enjoyable and […] impactful on the game.”
The front trio’s combination was indeed effective, while the rest of the Cougars lineup looked much sharper and determined to play with a sharp tempo right from kickoff. Ence added that BYU was “extremely good at immediately putting pressure on the ball and forcing mistakes.” BYU’s left winger found himself as a beneficiary of that high pressure, as he deflected a Weber defender’s poor touch into the back of the next in the 80th minute.
BYU can also be pleased to have maintained a clean sheet as they prepare for their upcoming road trip against BYU-Idaho and Boise State. The Cougars will have a quick turnaround of games as they play in Rexburg this Friday and then in Boise the next day. The Cougars’ lone road trip of the regular season will prove crucial in ensuring the positive momentum from the first two games continues before returning to South Field against Utah State on Friday, October 4.