Long Beach State Soccer

Long Beach State Women’s Soccer Wins At BYU

Long Beach State women’s soccer won its first game ever at BYU in a 3-1 comeback on Monday in Provo, Utah. LBSU (5-4-0) got goals from senior Ashley Gonzales, junior Taylor Bistline and sophomore Rola Badawiya in the final 25 minutes.

In the 65th minute senior Dana Fujikuni drew a foul in the box, and Gonzales’ penalty kick goal tied the game. Her 32 career goals are tied for second all-time at LBSU with Nadia Link and Kim Silos.

BYUtv Sports on Twitter

We’re tied up 1-1 65 minutes in! Ashley Gonzales of @LBSUSoccer scores a PK on @byusoccer_w goalkeeper Sabrina Davis. #BYU #BYUwSoc #GoBeach https://t.co/fYUubhOmXS

Bistline scored on a rocket shot from about 25-yards out in the 79th minute, and Badawiya capped the scoring five minutes later.

BYUtv Sports on Twitter

@LBSUSoccer Taylor Bistline scores from about 25 yards out with the go ahead goal in the 79th minute! The 49ers lead @byusoccer_w 2-1. #BYU #BYUwSoc #GoBeach https://t.co/L14vZwqteQ

BYU (4-3-1) opened the scoring in the 54th minute, and outshot The Beach 19-10. LBSU goalkeeper Imani McDonald finished six saves.

LBSU returns to George Allen Field on Saturday at 7 p.m. to take on Loyola Marymount.

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.