Payne Leads Cougs to MWC Victory

Carlee Payne netted her fourth goal of the season in BYU's 1-0 victory over TCU. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

FORT WORTH -- With a 1-0 conference victory over the home-standing TCU Horned Frogs, the No. 8 BYU women's soccer team improves to 12-1-1 this season and an undefeated 3-0 in league play.

Sophomore Carlee Payne led the Cougars to victory with her fourth goal of the season in the 19th minute off an assist from teammate Stacy Bartholomew.

"The girls had a great game tonight with an excellent goal from Carlee," said BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "Jennie Marshall also played a fantastic game for us, creating many attacking situations. This is a big win for us on the road in conference and I'm very proud of how the girls played. Every conference game is a big game."

Both Marshall and Jessica Ringwood led BYU with three shots apiece while tallying a combined 170 minutes of playing time.

TCU came out in the second half seeking the equalizer but were unable to find the back of the net despite taking 10 shots.

"This is a big win for us in a tough place to play," Rockwood said. "TCU is a great team with a good attack, and they were playing to win tonight."

The win gives Cougar goalie McKinzie Olson her sixth shutout victory of the season with 90 minutes in front of the goal.

The Cougars will continue their road trip with a game in New Mexico against the Lobos this Saturday at 5 p.m.

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