Provo, Utah – The men’s soccer team concluded their weeklong tryouts with their annual inter squad Blue vs. White game. In the game, both sides fought hard to compete for the 24-man Fall roster. The Blue team, lead by senior captain Mitchell Scott, finished their chances and took a commanding win with a score line of 4-0. Chances created and time of possession was fairly equal with both squads having stints of extended success on the ball.
In the 33rd minute, Seth Fankhauser took the ball off of his brother, Taylor, and scored the opening goal of the match with a back-post slider from 16 yards out. At the half, the score sat at 1-0 for the Blue squad. After the half, Connor Fordham was fouled right outside of the box by the 18 in the 48th minute. Fordham finished the free-kick from 19 yards out, and extended the score to 2-0.
In the 70th minute, Jacob Ence beat multiple defenders on the left side and hit a left foot sizzling, curler into the top corner from the corner of the 18-yard box. With the score 3-0, the White team started to pressure around the field. Quickly after the finish by Ence, Christian Bain danced in the opposing teams box, beat two defenders, and unfortunately hit the left post with his shot. Additionally, 4 minutes later, Seth Fankhauser made a great run to set up Connor Fordham for his second goal of the match. The score ended 4-0, but both teams fought hard and showed a lot of class and potential for the upcoming season.
The Cougs face two in-state foes this upcoming weekend. Friday, September 14th, they take on fierce rivals Utah. Last season, BYU went 3-0 against the team up north. Additionally, the squad faces Weber State University on Saturday, September 15th. Both games are at 7pm MST at South Field, and will be livestreamed via BYUsoccer YouTube channel found on the website. The boys in blue are riding an unbeaten run of 20 games, and have yet to lose in Collegiate Club play.
Seth Fankhauser, Payden Pemberton, Ace Phillips, Taylor Fankhauser (Captain), Jake Ence, Ben Jenson, Christian Bain, Skylar Ulicny, Keone Kapisi, Tanner Whitworth (Captain), MJ Affleck, Adam Canfield, Davis Walker, Christian Guthrie, Brendan Ottman, Ben Fankhauser, Connor Fordham, Spencer Fordham, Mitchell Scott (Captain), Michael Anderson, Eric Morris, Ammon Teubner, Isaac Liptrott
Additionally, the staff extended tryouts for multiple other players:
Max Ortiz, Cameron Cuvelier, Colin Vanwogoner, Nathan Allen, Tyler Hutchinson, Spencer Sabey