SALEM, Ore. The BYU soccer team ended up in a 1-1 tie with the Cascade Surge on Saturday.
"The game started off well for us," said BYU defender Clay Christenson. "We had a lot of possessions and really controlled the game."
Just before halftime, BYU's Britton Osborne was awarded a free kick. Morgan Gilliam struck the kick from just outside of the box and put it into the near post, giving the Cougars the lead.
In the second half, both teams had several chances. Cascade was awarded a penalty kick in the 85th minute, and Arron Patrick missed, putting the ball over the crossbar. In the 87th minute, the Surge's Kendell McFayden played the ball to Stefan Ostergren, who finished it into the back of the net to tie the game.
"It's disappointing to have that much possession and come away with only one goal," said head coach Chris Watkins.
But even though the Cougars didn't win tonight, they are coming home with four points from their games on the road this weekend and are still in contention to make the playoffs.
The Cougars' next game is at home against the Ogden Outlaws on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Hawes Field. Tickets are sold at the door and are $6 for adults and $5 for students and children.