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Florida State beats BYU in penalty shootout for NCAA women’s soccer title

BYU players, wearing white, take the field prior to the NCAA national soccer championship
BYU players take the field prior to the NCAA national soccer championship at Stevens Stadium at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif. on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Florida State won the NCAA women’s soccer national championship, beating BYU 4-3 in penalty kicks.

  • Yujie Zhao’s shot is good and FSU wins, 4-3.
  • Olivia Wade’s shot is good for BYU. Tied 3-3.
  • Jaelin Howell’s shot is good for FSU. FSU leads 3-2.
  • Bella Folino’s shot is saved by FSU goalkeeper Cristina Roque. Still tied 2-2.
  • Gabby Carle’s shot is saved by BYU goalkeeper Cassidy Smith.
  • Brecken Mozingo’s shot is good for BYU. Tied 2-2
  • Heather Payne’s shot is good. FSU leads 2-1
  • BYU’s Jamie Shepherd’s shot is saved.
  • FSU’s Clara Robbins makes her penalty kick. Tied 1-1
  • BYU’s Mikayla Colohan makes her penalty kick. BYU leads 1-0.
  • The national championship game is headed to a penalty kick shootout.
  • 2OT: Good save by BYU’s Cassidy Smith to preserve the clean sheet.
  • 2OT: Florida State is looking fresher than BYU in overtime.
  • BYU and FSU are heading to the second 10-minute overtime period. If the teams are still tied after the second overtime period, the game goes to a penalty kick shootout.
  • 4’ 1OT: Christina Roque saves a BYU shot on goal.
  • We’re headed to overtime to decide the national championship. BYU and FSU will play two 10-minute halves, with the first goal scored by either team winning the game.
  • 89’: A great save from BYU goalkeeper Cassidy Smith, then BYU defender Grace Johnson blocks FSU’s follow-up shot with her head.
  • 80’: A shot from BYU’s Jamie Shepherd’s is just high.
  • 68’: FSU’s Jody Brown fires a shot from close range, but it hits the side of the net.

  • 46’: The second half is underway. Mikayla Colohan is back on the field for BYU.
  • BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood said in a halftime interview with ESPNU that Mikayla Colohan will try and give it a go in the second half.
  • Halftime: BYU 0, Florida State 0
  • 32’: A collision between BYU’s Mikayla Colohan, BYU’s leading scorer, gets carried off the after a collision with Jaelin Howell. Howell gets a yellow card.
  • 30’: The Cougars have one of their best chances of the night, dribbling into the box, but a nice tackle from Emily Madril breaks up the chance.
  • Florida State had a few chances early, taking two shots, but the Seminoles couldn’t convert.
  • Here are the starting lineups for both teams

Pregame prep

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