(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO, Utah (September 29. 2009) – The No. 14 women’s soccer team continues their play at home Thursday at 7 p.m. against No. 14 Oregon and Saturday at 8 p.m. against instate rival Utah.
The Cougars (8-2-1) hold a 119-25-8 all-time home record after recent wins over Southern Utah and Utah State, and are currently on a five-game winning streak.
BYU is led by freshman Carlee Payne with eight goals and 30 shots this season. Payne has scored a goal in eight of BYU’s 11 games. Payne and fellow freshman teammate Lindsi Lisonbee have both started every game for the Cougars this year.
Cougar Hermann Trophy Candidate Andrea Willis was recently named MWC Defensive Player-of-the-Week for the second time this season after a goal scored against Southern Utah and a strong defensive stance leading to a shutout win over Utah State.
The No. 14 Oregon Ducks (7-1-1) are on a six-game winning streak with its most recent win over Portland State. Jen Stoltenberg leads the team with six goals and 37 shots. Six Ducks have taken double-figure shots this season.
The Cougars holds a 1-0 record against the Ducks, winning 1-0 in their last meeting in 1996. This is BYU’s first time hosting Oregon at South Field.
As part of the Deseret First Duel, the BYU Cougars will host instate rival Utah (5-6-1). The Utes currently lead the Duel 3-0. Kelly Isleib leads Utah with four goals and 31 shots. Utah was selected to finish second in the Mountain West Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, behind BYU.
The Cougars are second in the MWC for the average number of goals they’ve scored against opponents in a game.
Both games will be broadcast live on BYUTV. Live stats can also be followed through the women’s soccer schedule page.
Join the official BYU Women’s Soccer Texting group by texting “wsoc” to 83043. Members of the group receive game times and promotions, such as 2-for-1 discounts to EVERY game!
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For ticket information, visit www.byutickets.com or call 422.BYU1
Special promotions for Thursday's game
-Presented by “Lodges at Glenwood and Raintree Commons”
-First 1,500 fans receive the “I AM BYU” Andrea Willis poster, number 5 of 8 to be released
-Halftime activities include games to win gift cards from Glenwood/Raintree and free pizza from Papa Johns
-BYUSA sponsored tailgate inside South Field, with FREE hot dogs, face painting and inflatable games. Autograph session after the game, on the field.
Special promotions for Saturday's game
-Any male wearing a shirt and tie receives a FREE BYU Creamery ice cream
-T-shirts thrown our during the game and halftime
-Halftime contests for prizes.