The BYU women's soccer team will play two of its last three games of the season this week starting Thursday, Oct. 27, on the road against San Francisco at 7 p.m. PT and at home on Saturday, Oct. 29, against San Diego at 1 p.m. MT.
Saturday's game will be the final home game of the 2011 campaign and, therefore, will also be Senior Day to honor this year's five seniors. The seniors on this year's squad are McKinzie Olson, Lauren Anderson Cosby, Jennie Marshall, Megan Fereday and Nicole Ernst Jackson.
The Cougars are riding a three-game unbeaten streak with a 9-4-3 overall record. In its first season as a WCC member, the team has gone 3-1-1 in conference play to earn itself a fourth-place standing with just three more league games to go. In all games, BYU is out-shooting its opponents 262 to 160.
Marshall's five goals currently lead the team in that category while teammate Colette Jepson leading the team's shot category with 51. Eight different players for BYU have recorded shots in double figures and 12 players have scored at least one goal this season. Behind Marshall, Carlee Payne and Jaiden Thornock follow with four goals each to add to a team total of 27 goals this year. The Cougars are 19-1-1 all-time when Payne scores at least one time in a game.
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San Francisco has accumulated a 4-11-0 overall record and a 2-3-0 record in conference play. The Cougars and Dons have met once before, in 2006, on BYU's field but never before in Don territory. Hanna Haanes and Molly Hall lead the offense for San Fran on four goald and 26 shots, respectively. Seven players have contributed goals for the Dons this season.
San Diego will come to Provo with a 9-7-0 overall record and a 4-1-0 record in conference play, currently ranking them third in the WCC. Senior Stephanie Ochs leads almost every statistical category for the Toreros with eight goals and 53 shots on the season. San Diego is riding a four-game winning streak and will play at Gonzaga on Thursday before coming to Provo.
Live stats are available for both games through the BYU women's soccer schedule page and BYU radio will broadcast Saturday's game live here.
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