No. 17 BYU Returns Home to Play

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The No. 17 BYU women’s soccer team, after two weeks on the road, is home to play on South Field Wednesday against Southern Utah at 7 p.m. and Saturday against Utah State at 8 p.m.

The Cougars (6-2-1) hold an overall 116-24-8 home record.

Freshman Carlee Payne leads the Cougar offensive with 22 shots and seven goals this year. Payne has scored a goal in six of BYU’s nine games this season and leads the MWC in the number of goals scored per game and the total number of goals scored this season. Payne has already garnered her first Player-of-the-week award for Sept. 14.

Payne was recently named to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s team-of-the-week after her two goals against Northwestern for the win and the only assist in their victory against Arizona.

Sophomore goalie McKinzie Olson has totaled 884 minutes for the Cougars and recorded three shut-out wins over Arizona, William & Mary and top-ranked Oklahoma State.

BYU holds a 4-0 record against Southern Utah. The Thunderbirds comes to Provo with a 2-4-1 record and are currently on a three-game unbeaten streak after defeating Utah Valley and Westminster, and tying with Murray State. Riley Bassett leads the Thunderbirds with 21 shots and two goals this season.

The Aggies are coming to South Field with a 4-4-1 record this year and a 0-6 all-time record against BYU. Shantel Flanary leads the team with 23 shots and four goals.

BYU’s Payne and Utah State’s Allie Maduell were high school teammates at Foothill High School in Pleasanton, California. This will be their first game played against each other since being on the same team.

Live stats for Wednesday and Saturday night’s games can be found through the women’s soccer schedule page.

Live audio can also be heard with Kristen Kozlowski on BYU Radio.

Join the official BYU Women’s Soccer Texting group by texting “wsoc” to 83043. Members of the group receive game times and promotions, such as 2-for-1 discounts to EVERY game!

To receive up-to-the-minute updates about each game, follow the BYU soccer team on twitter at www.twitter.com/byusoccer.

For ticket information, visit www.byutickets.com or call 422.BYU1

Special promotions for this week's games

Wed Sept 23rd vs SUU @ 7pm

-First 500 fans receive the Alyssa Vander Veur “I AM BYU” poster, number 3 of 8 to be released throughout home schedule

-Students with blue foam on body/face from TRUE BLUE FOOTBALL event earlier in day, get in FREE to soccer game

Sat Sept 26th vs Utah State @ 8pm

-First 500 fans receive the Nicole Urry-Gilliam “I AM BYU” poster, number 4 of 8 to be released throughout home schedule

-Show your Colorado State football ticket to get in FREE to soccer game

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