Conference Play Begins

Co-captain Jessica Aquino-Greenfield will lead BYU into conference play this week against TCU and Utah. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- After going undefeated in pre-conference play, Mountain West Conference action gets underway this week for BYU as the Cougars host TCU and Utah at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.

BYU's offensive leader Katie Larkin, a junior from Draper, Utah, received a number of honors this week, heading into conference play. She was named MWC Co-Offensive Player of the Week in addition to being named to the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week for the third time this season and Soccer America's Team of the Week for the second time this season.

TCU is currently 6-6-0 on the season and 1-0-0 in conference play after beating Air Force 3-1 in Fort Worth last week.

Utah is 8-2-2 on the season and will play its first conference game at UNLV on Thursday.

Thursday's in-game promotion will be "Thirsty Thursday". All bottled water and hot chocolate will be $1. Saturday's game will be the second game in the Deseret First Duel between BYU and Utah. It will be "Break-the-Record Night" at which fans are encouraged to attend to try to break the attendance record. There will be football and basketball ticket giveaways, food, prizes, and contests.

Family and team passes are $15, and singles ward passes are $20.

Live stats will be available for both games and links can be found on the team's schedule page. Saturday's game against Utah will also be televised live on BYUTV.

Special Promotions for Saturday's game vs. Utah at 7 p.m.

(1) Free BBQ for students wearing blue at 6pm at the West Annex of the Smith Fieldhouse

(2) Giveaways include football and basketball tickets, food and contests for Papa Johns pizza and Courtyard Marriott one-night stays.

(3) Catch the second half of the BYU-UNLV football game at Legends Grille after the soccer game

(4) If BYU wins, stick around after for the "Duel" trophy presentation to the coaches and team

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