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BYU Women’s Soccer Kicks Off NCAA Tournament Run Against Virginia

PROVO, Utah – BYU Women’s Soccer is back in the NCAA Tournament for the eighth time in the last nine years. Head coach Jen Rockwood has put together another national contender as the Cougars received a 12-seed in this year’s 48-team field.

BYU will face Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament on Saturday, May 1st at 1 p.m. (MDT). Virginia defeated SIUE to advance to the second round, BYU had a first-round bye.

All games in this year’s unprecedented spring tournament are taking place in Cary, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas. BYU entered the tournament with an 11-3-1 record and a second-place finish in the West Coast Conference.

BYU’s three losses this season were against teams that were in this year’s tournament (UCLA, USC, Santa Clara).

The Cougars are led by a trio of stars in senior and NWSL Draft pick Mikayla Colohan, senior Cameron Tucker, and sophomore Rachel McCarthy. All three players were named to the WCC First Team.

It’s been a long two weeks since BYU was last in action when they defeated Portland in the home finale at South Field, 4-0.

BYU and Virginia have met only one previous time back in 2001. The Cavaliers won that game 3-2 in overtime in Charlottesville. Virginia comes into the match with a record of 11-4-2 that dates back to the fall season. The Hoos have only played five matches during the spring, which includes the 3-1 first round win over SIUE.

How To Watch: BYU Women’s Soccer against Virginia in NCAA Tournament

Date: Saturday, May 1st, 2021

Kickoff: 1 p.m. (MDT)

TV: None

Online stream: GoHeels TV. You can watch the match on

Women’s Soccer NCAA Bracket

The winner of the BYU/Virginia second-round match will advance to face the winner of 5-seed West Virginia or Rice on May 5th.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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