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BYU HOLDS OPPONENTS SCORELESS AGAIN

NORTHRIDGE, CA — On Friday, January 31st, BYU took on California State University, Northridge. The Cougars stepped on the field determined to bring home the W.

Within the first five minutes of the game, BYU scored a try with a hard run from senior prop Emily Briggs. Keeping up the pace, Briggs broke away again which led to a score by junior, Sasha Llan.

BYU demonstrated strong tackles and hard runs throughout the game. The last score of the half came from Christina Miller, who came off the scrum for a try. 

BYU finished the half leading 24-0.

The Cougars started the second half strong with a try by Junior hook Hannah Beagley, who continued BYU’s scoring streak. CSUN took advantage of some of BYU’s penalties but the Cougars kept them off the scoreboard. The key for the Cougars was utilizing the whole field, which made them difficult to defend.

The final score was 62-0, BYU.

Scoring Summary-

Tries - Briggs (5’), Llan (16’, 24’), Miler (40’), Beagley (56’), Tripple (59’), Bennion (63’), Magaoay (67’), Strasdas (75’), Baker (76’), Finau (80’)

Conversions - Baker (7’,17’,66’,80’)

Halftime score – BYU 24, CSUN 0

Final score – BYU 62, CSUN 0

BYU team vs CSUN-

1. Emily Briggs 2. Hannah Beagley 3. Pamela Patton 4. Marin Spears 5. Mikayla Cooper 6. Marion Morrow 7. Sasha Llan 8. Grace Christensen 9. Christina Miller 10. Matalasi Morrissette 11. Nicole Lyons 12. Delaney Rakuita 13. Tayzlie Tripple 14. Emma Bennion 15. Alisa Baker 16. Erika Magaoay 17. Mary Kirkendall 18. Rachel Strasdas 19. Salome Finau 20. Madison Wright 21. Meagan Proffit 22. Ashley SIka 23. Cierrah Garza

SANTA BARBARA, CA — BYU continued their weekend of rugby and played the University of California, Santa Barbara the following day at Harder Stadium in Santa Barbara, California. Both teams started a little rocky with several turnovers until the Cougars found their groove in the fourth minute with a try from junior, Marion Morrow. 

A stolen lineout from Emily Briggs led to a try for Alisa Baker in the eighth minute. 

Later in the half, UCSB was about 10 yards from the try zone when BYU stole their lineout. Junior center Rachel Strasdas, her first game back from an injury, finished the possession with a big run and try. 

The Gauchos fought hard to keep the ball in BYU’s half but the Cougars repeated tackles kept them from scoring.

USCB continued to battle, but the Cougs came out on top 49-0. They will be playing UCLA and UCSD this weekend in St. George, UT.  

Scoring Summary-

Tries - Morrow (5’), Baker (8’,18’), Bennion (15’, 57’), Strasdas (44’,70’), Briggs (65’), Llan (49’)

Conversions - Baker (6’,16’)

Halftime score – BYU 29, USCB 0

Final score – BYU 49, USCB 0

BYU team vs USCB-

1. Emily Briggs 2. Hannah Beagley 3. Pamela Patton 4. Marin Spears 5. Meagan Proffit  6. Marion Morrow 7. Sasha Llan 8. Grace Christensen 9. Christina Miller 10. Matalasi Morrissette 11. Emma Bennion 12. Alisa Baker 13. Rachel Strasdas 14. Delaney Rakuita 15. Maya Hood 16. Nicole Lyons 17. Tayzlie Tripple 18. Kathryn Sorenson 19. Riho Kurihara 20. Kelsie Taylor 21. Salome Finau 22. Ashley SIka 23. Cierrah Garza