PROVO -- The BYU women's soccer team released its 2003 season schedule Wednesday, which includes the best home schedule in the program's eight year history.
The Cougars will be playing 14 of their 20 regular season games at home at South Stadium, formerly South Field, in Provo. Highlighting this season's home schedule will be three teams that finished in the 2002 NSCAA top 25: No. 11 Michigan, No. 10 Tennessee, and No. 22 USC.
In the past home field advantage has paid great dividends for the Cougars as the team has amassed an impressive 61-10-1 record at home. In the those games BYU has managed to shut out its opponent 38 times, while losing only four games in a shutout.
Also included in the home schedule is the 1998 NCAA Championship team, Florida, as well as in-state rivals Southern Utah, Weber State, and Utah. The Cougars and Utes will face-off in the final regular season home game for BYU on Nov. 1 at South Stadium.
Complimenting the Cougars' home schedule is a tough road schedule that includes Kentucky, Iowa, Gonzaga, Hawai'i, UNLV and San Diego State.
With seven teams on the regular season schedule that qualified for the 2002 NCAA Tournament, this year's schedule promises to be one of the most competitive seasons for the Cougars who finished No. 23 in the NSCAA final rankings last year.
The regular season kicks off on Aug. 22, against Nevada in an exhibition game starting at 7 p.m. (MDT) at South Stadium.
Date Day Opponent Location Time
Aug 20 Wed BLUE/WHITE PROVO 7:00 pm
Aug 22 Fri NEVADA (exhibition) PROVO 7:00 pm
Aug 29 Fri MICHIGAN PROVO 7:00 pm
Aug 30 Sat COLGATE PROVO 7:00 pm
Sept 5 Fri TENNESSEE PROVO 7:00 pm
Sept 8 Mon SOUTHERN UTAH PROVO 5:00 pm
Sept 12 Fri @ Kentucky Lexington, KY 7:30 pm
Sept 13 Sat @ Iowa Lexington, KY 5:00 pm
Sept 19 Fri MONTANA PROVO 7:00 pm
Sept 20 Sat IDAHO STATE PROVO 7:00 pm
Sept 23 Tues @ Gonzaga Spokane, WA 3:00 pm
Sept 26 Fri FLORIDA PROVO 7:00 pm
Sept 30 Tues WEBER STATE PROVO 7:00 pm
Oct 3 Fri USC PROVO 7:00 pm
Oct 9 Thurs NEW MEXICO PROVO 7:00 pm
Oct 11 Sat AIR FORCE PROVO 7:00 pm
Oct 16 Thurs @ San Diego State San Diego, CA 3:00 pm
Oct 18 Sat @ UNLV Las Vegas, NV 7:30 pm
Oct 23 Thurs WYOMING PROVO 7:00 pm
Oct 27 Mon @ Hawaii Honolulu, HI 7:00 pm
Nov 1 Sat UTAH PROVO 7:00 pm
Nov 5-8 Wed MWC Tournament Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 12 Wed NCAA 1st Round TBA
Nov 22 Sat NCAA 2nd Round TBA
Nov 29 Sat NCAA 3rd Round TBA
Dec 6 Sat NCAA 4th Round TBA
Dec 12 Fri College Cup TBA