PROVO -- With a nine-game unbeaten streak on their record, the No. 11 BYU Cougars return home to South Field to take on conference opponents New Mexico on Thursday at 7 p.m. and TCU on Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Cougars are now 11-2-2 overall and 2-0-1 in conference play after a recent win at UNLV. BYU holds a 68-14-7 all-time record against MWC opponents.
BYU is currently ranked fifth in the NSCAA Pacific Division I Regional Poll and 11th in TopDrawerSoccer.com’s weekly poll. The Cougars are also ranked on Soccer America and Soccer Times. In the national RPI poll, the Cougars are sitting at No. 35. New Mexico is ranked 53rd and TCU is ranked 105th in that same poll.
Freshman Carlee Payne leads the Cougar offense with nine goals and 38 shots. Teammate Kassidy C. Shumway follows with four goals and 27 shots. Shumway was recently named MWC Offesnive Player of the Week for her game-winning goal against UNLV.
New Mexico (10-2-2, 2-1-0) is led by Jennifer Williams with nine goals and 58 shots. Nine Lobos have taken double-figure shots this season. The Lobos recently reached their 10-win mark, the first time since 2002, after their win over Air Force.
In the preseason MWC coach’s poll, TCU (8-6-0, 1-2-0) was picked to finish second in the conference. Jordan Calhoun leads the Horned Frogs with eight goals and 49 shots. Nine Horned Frogs have taken double-figure shots this season. For the number of cornerkicks taken this year, TCU is ranked second in the MWC, behind BYU.
The Cougars hold an all-time 12-2-3 record against New Mexico and an undefeated 7-0 overall record against TCU.
Thursday’s game can be seen live on BYUTV. Live stats for both games can be found through the women’s soccer schedule page.
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Special promotions for Thursday’s game
-First 500 fans receive the “I AM BYU” Auna Janis poster, number 7 of 8 to be released
-PINK OUT game in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
-Anyone wearing pink can get into the game for $2
-The BYU Cancer Awareness Group is giving out 100 pink t-shirts.
-Breast Cancer survivors will be honored at halftime
Special promotions for Saturday’s game
-$1 hot chocolate with BYU ID
- First 500 fans receive the “I AM BYU” Kassidy Christensen-Shumway poster, number 8 of 8 to be released
-Join the fun at South Field for “Cuddly Cougar Date Night”
-Bring a date and a blanket to get 2-for-1 admission