No. 19 Cougars Face Hawks, Buffaloes

(Ali Haymond-Harman) The No. 19 BYU women's soccer team will face Kansas and No. 20 Colorado on the road Thursday and Saturday, respectively. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The No. 19 BYU women's soccer team (1-0) will play its second and third games of the season on the road at Kansas on Thursday and at No. 20 Colorado on Saturday.

Freshman Kassidy Christensen scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory at Michigan State on Aug. 31 in the team's first game of the season. Hermann Trophy candidates Katie Larkin and Jessica Harmon-Carter along with BYU career-saves-leader Erika Woodbury will look to lead the team to two more road victories before returning home to their record-setting crowd.

The BYU home opener will be Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. against Long Beach State. The BYU fans set a new attendance record last year, and BYU finished the year with the third largest average crowd in the nation.

Thursday's game against Kansas will begin at 4 p.m. MST and live stats will be available at http://kuathletics.cstv.com/sports/w-soccer/sched/kan-w-soccer-sched.html.

Opponent Info

Kansas

Head Coach Mark Francis

Record at KU/Years 97-60-9 (.611)/8 Yrs.

Career Record/Years 130-85-9 (.600)/11 Yrs.

Assistant Coach/Years Kelly Miller/8 Yrs.

Assistant Coach/Years Kara Lowery/2 Yr.

Kansas' Jessica Bush and Monica Dolinsky were named to the Ohana Hotels & Resorts No Ka `Oi All-Tournament team after the team lost to Hawaii and tied Auburn in the tournament last week. Bush tallied five shots total, two shots on goal, in the tournament. Dolinsky fired three shots and one shot on goal.

Colorado

Head Coach Bill Hempen (Evansville 1981)

Record at Colorado 69-43-15 (Seventh Season)

Career Record 231-143-31 (20th Season)

Associate Head Coach Paul Hogan (Charleston ???95) Seventh Season

Soccer America ranked BYU one spot above Colorado in this week's poll at Nos. 19 and 20 respectively. The Buffaloes are 1-0-1 this season after beating the University of Denver and tying Fairfield University at the University of Denver Invitation last week.

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