After three straight home victories, The Cougars go back out on the road with a Friday afternoon game against 9th ranked USC and a Saturday 3 p.m. kickoff with Cal State Fullerton.
Cougars Stay In The Top 15 In This Week's Regular Season Polls
Â• In Soccer America Poll - ranked 14th
Â• Ranked 11th by the NSCAA
BYU Returning Starters To Watch
Â• 20 Maren Hendershot - F, Sr (4G, 5A, 13PTS, 24 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, 5A,11PTS,14SH )
BYU Newcomers To Watch
Â• 5 Rachelle Dixon - 5-6 MF/F, Fr (Bountiful, UT/Bountiful H.S.)
Â• 18 Jeni Williardson - 5-9 MF/F, Fr (Murray, UT/Murray H.S.)
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 26.5 shots on goal per game
Â• Averaging 4.7 goals per game
Â• Average 5.17 assists per game
BYU vs Southern California Notes
The Trojans return six starters from last year's 14-7-1 team USC is currently 4-1 on the season and is ranked 10th by the NSCAA Coaches Poll. Junior midfielder Isabelle Harvey and freshman midfielder Jennifer Prigmore top the Trojans in scoring with three goals and one assist for seven points a piece. USC averages 14.0 shots on goal and 2.2 goals per game.
Series Against Southern California
The Trojans lead the series 1-0 with a last meeting during the 1998 season. USC defeated BYU 1-0 in Los Angeles.
BYU vs Cal State Fullerton Notes
Five starters are back for the Titans this season. During the 1998 year, Cal State Fullerton compiled a 8-10-1 record This season,the Titans are 3-3 to date with wins against Cal Poly Pomona, Eastern Washington and Rider. Freshman midfielder Ladan Bagheri and sophomore forward Kim Gallo have each tallied 10 points from four goals and two assists for Bagheri and five goals from Gallo. Cal State Fullerton is 2-2 on the year at home at Titan Stadium.
Series Against Cal State Fullerton
The series: 2-0. In favor of the Cougars. In the teams last contest, the Cougars defeated the Titans 3-2 in Fullerton on 8/30/97.
Coach Jennifer Rockwood Quotes
(On the Cougars) We've got to get our bodies healed right now. We'll have minimal practices for the next couple of days, especially for our starters. I've been very pleased with the way we've been playing and especially that our socring is very balanced.
USC is playing well right now. They've been playing better teams so far this year then we have. And they just picked up huge wins over Portland and Connecticut., so they are on a roll. In our last meeting it was a very even game. We'll have to be oat our best. They (USC) are very solid and good at every position.
Cal State Fullerton is playing very well right now and are having a good season so far. We'll just have to take it one game at a time this weekend.
BYU Travel Plans
The Cougar team arrives in Los Angeles on Thursday 3:38 p.m. While there they will stay in the Radisson Hotel at 213-748-4141. Then on Saturday they travel to Fullerton staying at the Radisson there at 714-992-1700. BYU returns to Provo on Sunday, September 19 at 1:25 p.m.
Up Next for the Cougars
Afther the three home games this weekend., BYU is back on the road with games in California against Southern California and Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 17 and 18.