Final Regular Season Games on the Road
PROVO -- The No. 16 BYU women's soccer team will play its last two games of the regular season on the road this week against No. 10 Santa Clara on Thursday and instate rival Utah on Saturday.
The Cougars are traveling with a 13-2-2 overall season record and a 4-1-1 record in conference action. BYU is 6-2-0 when they play on the road this season.
Senior Kassidy Shumway leads the Cougars with 17 points on six goals and five assists with teammate Jennie Marshall leading the team with seven goals. BYU has seven players recording double-figure shots after 17 games this season.
The Cougars have kept all their 2010 opponents, but three, to single-digit shot performances. Marquette, TCU and New Mexico are the only teams to have recorded double-figures against them.
In a preview of next year's West Coast Conference soccer action, No. 10 Santa Clara will host the Cougars with an 11-3-2 overall record this season and a 4-0 all-time series record against BYU. The last time the Broncos and Cougars played was in the third round of the 2000 NCAA College Cup with Santa Clara taking the 2-1 overtime victory.
Rival Utah will meet BYU with a 5-13-1 season record and 3-2-1 conference record with its most recent outing ending in a 3-0 victory over UNLV. Lauren Hair leads the offense for Utah with five goals and five assists in 19 games. Teammate Erin Dalley adds three goals to the team's 15-goal total.
Saturday's game will be a part of the annual Deseret First Duel between the University of Utah and BYU. The Cougars lead the all-time series against Utah with a 16-5-1 record. The Duel was first introduced in 2007 as a rivalry series including competition in the 12 sports the two universities competed head-to-head with during regular-season play.
After finishing the regular season, the Cougars will travel to San Diego, Calif., for the Mountain West Conference tournament November 3-6. The conference seeding and schedule will be announced after the end of the regular season.
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