No. 22 Cougars open season this week

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

PROVO, Utah – No. 22 BYU women's soccer opens its season on the road this Friday against Cal State Fullerton at 7 p.m. PDT. BYU returns home for a matchup against Pac-12 opponent Washington State on Monday at 5:30 p.m MDT.

The Cougars opened the season at home last year with Cal State Fullerton, winning 3-1. The Titans won the Big West Conference Tournament last season to advance to the NCAA tournament finishing 8-7-7 and 3-3-2 in conference. This season they were picked to finish fourth in the Big West and received one first place vote. 

Fullerton will have a live video and audio stream of the game on FullertonTitans.com, while the Cougar IMG Sports Network will broadcast on BYUCougars.com and the BYU Cougars app.

Washington State finished last year second in the Pac-12 with a 14-3-4 overall record before losing in the first round of the NCAA tournament in penalty kicks. The maroon Cougars were picked sixth in the Pac-12 by the coaches this year and were voted 26th in the nation in the first NSCAA poll. Washington State returns to Provo for the first time in four years after BYU won 3-1 in the last matchup. The Cougars will face TCU in Pullman, Washington, on Friday, Aug. 22 before traveling for Monday's game.

Monday's game can be seen on BYUtv and will be simulcast on BYU Radio. The Cougar IMG Sports Network will broadcast on BYUCougars.com and the BYU Cougars app.

Prior to Monday's game, there will be a clinic for children on Haws Field beginning at 4 p.m. sponsored by Google Fiber. Each child who participates in the clinic will be given a voucher for a free general admission entry to the game at 5:30. General admission seats will be in the bleachers behind both goals. Children can upgrade to a reserved seat for $1. Parents will need to pay full price. Family passes will also be $10 on Monday. The first 500 fans on Monday will receive a soccer scarf thanks to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

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