MWC Play Begins with TCU and No. 19 Utah

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- After four straight home games, the No. 9 Cougars (9-1-1) hit the road to begin Mountain West Conference play this week. BYU faces TCU (5-5-1) Thursday at 6 p.m. MDT, and No. 19 archrival Utah (7-4-0) Saturday at 1 p.m.

Live stats will be available by going to the women's soccer schedule page. For Saturday's game, fans can log onto Utah's All-Access and view the game for free. Fans interested in watching BYU events on the internet that are produced for CSTV -- including football and men's basketball -- can subscribe to the comprehensive CSTV XXL package, which includes the entire array of All-Access broadband channels and more than 10,000 events. CSTV XXL is available for $14.95/month or $99.95/year and provides access to video streaming for more than 70 schools including all Mountain West Conference teams.

The Cougars played two games last week, winning 1-0 over Arizona and San Francisco. Sophomore Katie Fellows scored the game-winning goal against Arizona, while sophomore Jessica Aquino netted a late goal to defeat the Dons.

Katie Larkin leads BYU with three goals and nine points. Katie Fellows has also netted three goals of her own. Also scoring goals for the Cougars are Alyssa Vander Veur (2), Bowman (2), Kelsea Kakadelas (1), Amberlea Anderson (1), Haylee Cuthbert (1) and Aquino (1). Carolyn Swenson and Larkin lead BYU with three assists. Goalkeeper Erika Woodbury has accumulated 36 saves on the season and now holds the record for most career saves at BYU with 160.

Lizzy Karoly heads the Horned Frogs' offensive attack with five goals and two assists for 12 points. Lauren Pope and Michelle Nguyen have scored four and three goals, respectively, to help guide TCU. Nguyen has posted three assists. Goalkeepers Kelsey Vross and Katy Buchanan have combined for 45 saves on the season.

Thursday's matchup will be the fourth meeting between the two schools with BYU leading 3-0. Last season the Cougars defeated TCU 4-0 in Provo.

Last year's MWC Regular Season Champions are lead by Adele Letro with four goals and three assists for 11 points. Seven other Utes have netted goals this season. Amanda Feigt and Kelly Isleib have each assisted on four goals. Keeper Ashley Mason has accumulated 32 saves on the season.

Utah and BYU have met 17 times with BYU leading 13-3-1. Last season, the two teams played through two overtimes and finished with a 1-1 tie, the first tie between these two teams in history.

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