Provo, UT. (Nov. 12, 2001) -- BYU's women's soccer team is Nebraska bound this week representing the Mountain West Conference in this year's NCAA Women's Soccer College Cup. The Cougars first- round opponent will be Kansas.
The Cougars and Jayhawks will meet Thursday, Nov. 15 in Lincoln, Neb., in one of 16 regional sites for this year's 64 team championship. The Cornhuskers play Boston College in the other Thursday game with the winners playing on Saturday.
"Obviously our team is very excited for the opportunity to extend our season and are looking forward to playing Kansas," said Cougar head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "It's been our goal all season to make it into post season play and to do our very best and now we get a chance to make it all happen," added Rockwood.
This is the fifth straight year the BYU team has played in the post-season women's soccer tourney. In its previous four appearances, BYU advanced to the "Sweet Sixteen," twice, the last time was in 2000. The 13-6-1 Cougars are expected to travel to Lincoln, Neb., on Wednesday. The team's travel schedule and game times will be announced later.