MADISON, Wis. — The BYU women's soccer team beat No. 14 Wisconsin 2-1 Friday, the second game in a row in which the Cougars defeated a Top-25 team, beating No. 22 Texas on Monday.
The game required two overtimes with BYU netting the game-winning goal in the second extra period.
BYU is now 7-0, already matching last season's win total and off to it's best start since 1997 when the Cougars started off 11-0.
"I'm really proud of this group," head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "They've worked hard to be good. We're improving each and every game. Things are just falling into place and going our way right now."
The game was a fierce battle between two competitive and talented teams.
BYU got on the board first with a goal by Jessica Aquino in the 34th minute.
The score remained 1-0 for most of the game, until Kara Kabellis put the ball in the net for the Badgers near the end of the second half.
Although both teams had looks, neither team was able to connect for most of the first two overtimes.
In the end, it was a game that called out for a hero, someone to step up and make the big goal.
Enter senior Jaime Rendich Beck.
With only minutes left in the second overtime, Beck and a Badger defender were both sprinting up field, each trying to recover a loose ball. It was a one-on-one race that Beck won, putting in the golden goal.
The Cougars take on the University of Colgate today in Madison.