(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- After an excellent 1-0 start to conference play, the No. 9 BYU Cougars now head to San Diego to play San Diego State on Thursday at 4 p.m. and Las Vegas to play UNLV on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Cougars hold a 10-2-1 overall, 1-0 conference record this season and an all-time 67-14-6 record against conference opponents since the inception of the Mountain West Conference in 1999.
BYU is currently tied for fourth place in the NSCAA Pacific Region Poll and ranked ninth in a TopDrawerSoccer.com poll. As of October 6, BYU is also ranked 35th in the NCAA RPI poll. San Diego State is ranked 41st in that same poll.
Freshman Carlee Payne leads the Cougar defense with nine goals and 34 shots this season. Payne has scored a goal in eight of BYU's 13 games. Payne is tied for first in the MWC for the number of goals scored this season.
Teammate, and fellow freshman, Jessica Ringwood has recorded two goals and 21 shots this season. Ringwood was recently named MWC Offensive Player-of-the-Week and a member TopDrawerSoccer.com's Team-of-the-Week.
Sophomore goalie McKinzie Olson recently recorded her fifth personal shutout win against Oregon. Olson is ranked second in the MWC for the total number of shutouts this season.
San Diego State is led by Cat Walker with four goals and 36 shots. Six Aztecs have taken double-figure shots this season. The Cougars hold a 19-8-3 overall record against the Aztecs and have won the last three of their four meetings against them.
UNLV is led by Jenna Larkin with three goals. Teammate Amanda Forrester leads the team with 19 shots. Seven Rebels have taken double-figure shots this season. BYU is 13-1 against the Rebels and has won the last 12-straight games against them.
Live stats for both games can be followed through the women's soccer schedule page.
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