BYU Plays At South Field, Hosting Two 1998 Tournament Teams in Washington and Pacific.
In its third road trip of the year, the 11th ranked BYU women's soccer team had a disappointing trip to southern California picking up a 1-2 loss to USC. The Cougars bounced back and beat CS Fullerton 2-1 in overtime on Saturday afternoon. This week they are back home hosting Washington and Pacific.
Cougars In This Week's Polls
Â• In Soccer America Poll - ranked 14th
Â• Ranked 10th by the NSCAA
BYU Team on TV This Week
The Cougars Friday night game against the Huskies will air live on KBYU-TV, Channel 11. Jason Parker will do the play-by-play and color by Kim Free.
BYU Returning Starters To Watch
Â• 20 Maren Hendershot - F, Sr (4G, 5A, 13PTS, 31 SH)
Â• 15 Kim Lowe - MF, Jr (4G, 1A, 9PTS,16 SH)
Â• 4 Natalyn Lewis - MF, Jr (4G, 3A, 11PTS)
Â• 11 Sarah Higam - MF, So (3G, 6A,12PTS,16SH )
BYU Newcomers To Watch
Â• 5 Rachelle Dixon - 5-6 MF/F, Fr (Bountiful, UT/Bountiful)
Â• 18 Jeni Willardson - 5-9 MF/F, Fr (4G, 1A, 9PTS, 12SH)
Cougar Season Highs To Date
Â• Most goals in a game (team) - eight against Northwestern on 9/4
Â• Most shots in game (team) - 39 vs University of Arizona on 9/13
Â• Most corner kicks in a game (team) - eight vs Wisconsin-Milwaukee 9/9
Cougar 1999 Quickie Stats
Â• Averaging 24.9 shots on goal per game
Â• Averaging 3.9 goals per game
Â• Average 3.1 assists per game
BYU vs Washington Notes
Washington will be making its first trip to Provo and South Field. The Huskies come in with a 2-3 record including wins over San Jose State and Oklahoma State. In early September they lost 1-3 to number one Santa Clara. Sophomore forward Caroline Putz leads the Husky offense with two goals and one assist for five points. Tami Bennett, a junior forward has two goals on the year for her four points. Washington is getting 11.8 shots on goal and is averaging 1.2 goals per game.
Series Against Washington
This will be the first meeting between Washington and BYU
BYU vs Pacific Notes
So far this season, Pacific has compiled an 5-2, 2-0 record. Their two losses have been to Fresno Sate and Saint Mary's. They are 2-0 in the Big West Conference. Jamee Lucchesi and Becky Moffit lead the Tigers in scoring. Lucchesi has six goals and one assist for her 13 points. Moffitt's seven points are from three goals and one assist. Pacific is averaging 15.4 shots on goal and 1.7 goals per game.
Series Against Pacific
The series: 0-1 in favor of the Tigers. In last year's fist meeting, Pacific beat BYU 2-3 in Stockton.
Coach Jennifer Rockwood Quotes
(On the Cougars) We're doing well right now. We got off to a slow start in the USC game and we had problems finding the net. Our midfield players Sara, Natalyn and Jennie played an outstanding game. In the game with CS Fullerton we played well but for some reason struggled to get goals. We're still outplaying our opponents and that's a good positive for us.
(On opponents) We'll have our hands full this weekend with two teams that were in last year's NCAA tournament. Washington returns all of its starters. They have a tough schedule this year and have always b een a strong team in the Pac-10.
Pacific always has a solid program even though this year they lost some starters. They won their conference last season and will be a big challenge for us.
Up Next for the Cougars
BYU stays at home aft er the games with Washington and Pacific for a Wednesday Sept. 29 evening game against Weber State.