No. 18 BYU plays two away games

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The No. 18 BYU women’s soccer team, again, hit the road as they take on Northwestern in Illinois on Thursday and the University of Arizona in Tucson on Saturday.

The Cougars are traveling with a 4-2-1 record this season and a 122-25-9 overall away game record.

Freshman Carlee Payne leads the team with five goals and 20 shots this year. Teammate Jennie Marshall has also record two goals of her own. Four Cougars have taken more than ten shots this season.

Payne was recently awarded Mountain West Conference Offensive Player-of-the-Week for the week of Sept. 14. The freshman has started every game this year for the Cougars and scored a goal in five out of the seven. TopDrawerSoccer.com also added Payne to their National Team of the Week after her performance against No. 20 Oklahoma State, Washington State and Montana.

Sophomore McKinzie Olson has played in every game for the Cougars and has recorded 17 saves and three shutouts this year.

Northwestern University currently holds a 3-3-1 record after finishing fifth in their conference last year. The Wildcats are on a three-game winning streak but hold a 0-4 all-time record against the Cougars. Kay Sampson leads the team with two goals and 14 shots.

The University of Arizona currently has a 1-3-1 record after getting their first home win, 2-1, against Brown in an overtime game. BYU holds a 6-3 all-time record against Arizona. Renae Cuellar leads the Wildcats with three goals and 12 shots this season.

Thursday’s game against Northwestern will be played at 6 p.m., CT, and Saturday’s game against Arizona will be played at 7 p.m. Live stats for both games can be found through the Women's Soccer Schedule Page.

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

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