Cougar fans are encouraged to arrive early as Utah is expected to draw a large crowd. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- No. 12 BYU returns to the friendly confines of South Stadium this weekend to host in-state rival Utah on Friday. Cougar fans are encouraged to come early, as Utah is expected to draw a large crowd. As is customary at the last home game of each season, the seniors will be recognized at Friday's game. This year's senior class includes Nicole Anderson, Natalie Evans, Charlene Lui, Jaime Rendich Beck and Ashley Smith. Game time is slated for 7 p.m., and will be televised on BYU TV. Live stats will be available at Go Cougars!.
BYU's offensive attack is overwhelming for opponents, as ten Cougars have earned five or more points. Jaime Rendich Beck is a force to be reckoned with, netting ten goals and accumulating seven assists on the season. Rendich Beck's sidekick is Bobbi Tillotson, who was scored six goals and posted seven assists of her own. Following close behind is Katie Larkin and Jessica Aquino, recording 13 points and 12 points, respectively. Natalie Nate, Annie Zwahlen and Carolyn Swenson have all amassed seven points, while Brooke Thulin has earned six points. Goalkeeper Erika Woodbury protects the net, saving the ball 44 times in over 1,500 minutes of action.
Adele Letro and Amanda Feight pack a powerful one-two punch for Utah, posting 17 points and 14 points, respectively. Adele has scored seven goals and contributed three assists, while Feight has found the back of the net six times and assisted for two goals. Following close behind are Melissa Wayman with nine points, while Katy Reineke, Kim Lloyd, and Whitney Dorsey have each recorded eight points, scoring two goals and posting four assists apiece. Goalkeeper Ashley Mason has saved the ball 73 times in over 1,600 minutes of action.
BYU leads the series against Utah 13-3 with BYU defeating Utah, 2-1, in their most recent contest on Oct. 20, 2004.