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Published: Saturday, Nov. 17 2012 9:50 p.m. MST

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metamoracoug
metamora, IL

I saw the whole thing on BYUtv. Totally awesome! Congratulations ladies! Let's see a final four appearance!

satch
Highland, UT

If BYU continues to finish like the last two games, they are going to get crushed in the next round. The last two games they have had some great opportunities, but no one is coming close to finishing.

North Carolina just scored 9 in the last game.

wer
South Jordan, UT

Congrats!!

If there was ever a time to find your offense again, the next game is it.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Great finish, a shame for Marquette to lose a well played game on PKs

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

Three quick thoughts: 1. The Cougs hung tough and got the win but will need to play much better in next round to have a chance, 2. The referee was brutally bad. The non calls late for MU goalie touching ball with hands outside the box and the blatant foul on BYU player (Holmoe I think) were beyond believable. The game never should have went to OT. And 3. The PK by Ringwood may have been the worst kick in college soccer this year, possibly in many years.

soccer coach
Taylorsville, UT

It would be awesome to host UNC. The best women's program ever and the team of Oahi from Alta. She returns to Utah for one last shot at a Title.

don17
Temecula, CA

Keep it up and soon there will be a New team needing to use LES. It sure isn't needed by the football team. Being able to watch the last few games on BYU Tv has been great!

RockOn
Spanish Fork, UT

Well played defense. But... to the solution to end a game on "free throws" is just plain stupid. Good for us we hit ours but that's no way to end a tournament game.

jlhazlewood
Richfield, UT

BYU expended so much energy the first half and came away with nothing. Marquette used theirs in the second half. I thought the reffing was not horrendous although there were a few missed calls at important shifts in the game. The one thing that I have seen in a lot of these games is how the other players hold, drag, pull and basically tie up our line. Is that okay now?

Rational
Salt Lake City, UT

RockOn, if the World Cup can handle settling the result on PK's, I'm sure college soccer can.

A_Chinese_American
Cedar Hills, UT

100% agree to following assessment: "The referee was brutally bad. The non calls late for MU goalie touching ball with hands outside the box and the blatant foul on BYU player (Carlee Payne-Holmoe) were beyond believable. The game never should have went to OT"

esodije
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

I refereed enough low-level youth soccer games when my kids were growing up to know what was probably going through at least the "center" ref's head in the BYU-Marquette game. I doubt he was consciously making bad calls (or non-calls) against BYU, but sometimes an inexperienced (or otherwise not-so-good) soccer ref's sense of "equity" impedes his ability to make the right call--especially if it favors the home team--to the point where he's almost trying to "engineer" a certain "fair" result (PKs in this instance). Marquette looked like the more-dangerous team for much of the game, so it was only human that the ref wouldn't want to "throw" the game to BYU; however, a better ref would have called the Marquette keeper for handling the ball outside the penalty area and would have called a PK when Payne-Holmoe was shoved late in the game. I'm just glad that the game finally went BYU's way, although if their finishing doesn't improve, they won't go beyond the next round.

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