WASHINGTON TERRACE -- It didn't matter how it happened.
For the Ogden Outlaws, finally ridding themselves of the proverbial monkey never felt better.
Elias Hatungimana scored late in the first half and then smashed home a second off the goalkeepers glove as Ogden rallied for a 2-1 victory over archrival Brigham Young on Saturday evening at Bonneville High School.
"It feels great to get the win," Ogden forward Chase Bukanski said. "We've got a young team, so it's important that we continue to progress. We've done a good job of playing with more consistency over the last few games.
"This was a pretty intense game because of the rivalry aspect."
Ogden's victory was its first ever over the Cougars at home after the team had come up short in its previous 10 meetings (0-9-1). It was Ogden's first win of the four-match 2011 series between the rivals, which finished in a draw (1-1-2) for the first time in the history of the rivalry.
"It was a good, intense game," Ogden owner/coach Mike Hickman Sr. said. "I feel like we're playing our best soccer right now. We talked after our last loss (a 4-1 setback to division-leading Ventura County on June 25) about needing to focus and finishing the season strongly."
Ogden (2-9-4) is unbeaten since that setback and will carry a four-match unbeaten streak (2-0-2) into its season finale next weekend against the L.A. Blues 23.
BYU's David Gates scored in the 29th minute to put the Cougars (3-8-4, 13 points) ahead 1-0.