No. 5 BYU at LMU and Pepperdine
PROVO, Utah – No. 5 BYU women's soccer heads to Southern California to take on Loyola Marymount on Thursday and No. 25 Pepperdine on Saturday.
The Cougars (10-1-1) are riding an unbeaten streak of 10 games and started their conference slate with a 0-0 tie against Santa Clara and 4-0 win over San Francisco. Against the Dons, Ashley Hatch had her second hat trick of the year and increased her nation-leading goal total to 15.
BYU has already faced two ranked teams in road games this season, passing tests against both No. 5 Penn State (3-2 win) and No. 19 Ohio State (3-0 win).
The Lions (7-2-3) come in with a seven-game unbeaten streak of their own. They began West Coast Conference play with back-to-back wins over Gonzaga and Portland. Sophomore forward Sarina Bolden leads LMU with five goals, while junior midfielder Maddie Medved has four goals and a team-leading four assists.
At Sullivan Field, the Lions are unbeaten this year with a 4-0-2 record.
- Thursday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. PDT at Sullivan Field in Los Angeles.
- TV: ESPNU and ESPN 3
- Radio: Cougar IMG Network, BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and ESPN 960 AM
- Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and Colette Smith (analyst)
The Cougars lead the all-time series 6-1, with a 5-0 edge since joining the WCC. Nadia Gomes scored both goals for BYU in a 2-0 win in Provo last season.
The Waves (6-3-3) are the only other ranked team in the WCC. They've opened up conference play with a 1-0-1 record, and beat Gonzaga 5-0 on Sunday. Senior forward Rylee Baisden and freshman midfielder Nicole Leggio both have four goals for Pepperdine.
Prior to hosting the Cougars, the Waves will take on San Diego on Thursday at home.
- Saturday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. PDT at Tari Frahm Rokus Field in Malibu, California.
- Video Stream: TheW.tv
- Radio: ESPN 960 AM
- Radio Talent: Robbie Bullough (play-by-play) and Colette Smith (analyst)
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