(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)
The No. 25 BYU women's soccer team returns home for its conference home opener and the only two home games in the month of October.
The Cougars (7-4-1, 1-1-0) host Pepperdine (6-4-2, 1-1-0) on Thursday night and Loyola Marymount (3-10-0, 0-2-0) on Saturday. Both games kick off at 7 p.m. MDT and will be televised live on BYUtv.
Last week, BYU opened West Coast Conference play with a 2-0 win over San Francisco and a 2-1 loss to No. 18 Santa Clara. Niki Fernandes, Colette Jepson Smith and Cloee Colohan each scored over the weekend.
Pepperdine split its first two conference games, beating Gonzaga 1-0 and falling to Portland at home 3-1. Waves forward Lynn Williams leads the conference in shots, goals, points and points per game. She has scored 10 goals and assisted on three more.
Loyola Marymount hosted the same two teams as Pepperdine, losing 2-0 to Portland and 3-1 to Gonzaga over the weekend. The Lions enter this week on a nine-game losing streak.
Thursday's game against Pepperdine is Sweaty Thursday. Wear sweats and there will be a Zumba instructor at halftime. Free polaroid shots will be available for fans throughout the game.
Saturday's game against Loyola Marymount is the Pink Game for Breast Cancer Awareness. Wear pink and receive a $2 general admission ticket. The first 2,500 fans receive a pink bandana.
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