No. 26 Cougars on the road against William & Mary, No. 25 Marquette

Freshman Lauren Anderson looks to add to her team-leading four assists against William and Mary and Marquette. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Coming off of two big home wins, the No. – Cougars head on the road to face William & Mary of the Colonial Athletic Association and Big East foe No. 25 Marquette.

Kickoff of the William & Mary game is at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, and the Marquette game will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6.

William and Mary comes in to the game with a 1-1-1 record. Most recently, they fought to a 0-0 tie with Washington State. The Tribe features two Hermann Trophy candidates in Claire Zimmeck and Dani Collins. Senior Forward Zimmeck is a co-captain on the team and was a semi-finalist for the award in 2007. She leads the team with three goals scored this season. Collins, a senior defender, was tied for second on the team with four goals during the 2007 season and was a third-team All American.

Marquette has a 3-0-0 record with wins over Loyola Chicago, Ohio State and Samford. Junior Kelly Wepking leads the Golden Eagles this year with two goals. In 2007, Marquette lost to Louisville, 1-0, in the Big East semi-finals.

The Cougars leave for this road trip coming off an emotionally hard-fought victory over Arizona on Sept. 1, downing the Wildcats 1-0. Sophomore Kassidy Christensen scored on a pass from freshman Lauren Anderson in the 78th minute.

Overall, Hermann Trophy candidate senior forward Katie Larkin leads the team with three goals, while Anderson has racked up four assists.

Live stat feeds and internet radio broadcasts are available for both games and can be accessed by visiting www.byucougars.com/soccer_w/ and clicking on the ‘schedule’ page. Links to the live radio broadcasts will also be shown on the women’s soccer home page.

Cougar fans can join the official Women's Soccer texting group by texting the words "WSOC" to the number 83043. Members of the group will receive reminders about game times, information about ticket discounts and other promotions.

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