Cougars Open First Home Stand with Georgia and Arizona

Come Support the Cougars at South Field against Georgia and Arizona (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

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PROVO -- The No. 18 Cougars open defense of South Field this weekend when they face off against the University of Georgia on Friday, Aug. 29 at 7:00, and the Arizona Wildcats on Sept. 1 at 4 p.m.

The Georgia game is the first women’s soccer game at South Field since the renovations that took place over the summer.

Junior forward Carrie Patterson, a 2007 second-team NSCAA All-American and a member of the 2008 Hermann Trophy watchlist leads Georgia. Patterson led the Bulldogs in goals scored (13), points (32), shots (67), and was tied for the lead in assists with six. Georgia beat Mercer 2-0 on Aug. 26. Historically, the Bulldogs have struggled in the Mountain and Pacific time zones, going just 2-5-2.

Arizona features a young squad that had 19 underclassmen last year. Senior forward London King returns as the team’s key weapon; she scored four goals and had eight points last year. The Wildcats are coming off of a 1-0 victory over Cal Poly on Sunday, Aug. 24.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to both games to enjoy giveaways, contests, handmade balloon animals and t-shirts and soccer magnets for the first 1,000 fans.

Monday, the first 2,000 fans will receive pom-poms provided by the Utah Youth Soccer Association. There will be t-shirt giveaways, contests and competitions with prizes during both of the games.

Students can get in to either game free by presenting their student ID card at the gate.

Cougar fans can join the official Women's Soccer texting group by texting the words "WSOC" to the number 83043. Members of the group will receive reminders about game times, information about ticket discounts and other promotions.

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