Cougars start WCC play at South Field Friday
PROVO, Utah – West Coast Conference play kicks off at South Field on Friday, Sept. 29 as the BYU women's soccer team hosts San Diego at 7 p.m. MDT.
The Cougars (3-4-3), who are the reigning league champions, have won two-straight games at South Field after beating Kansas 3-2 and Utah Valley 3-0 last week. Senior forward Nadia Gomes, this week's WCC Player of the Week, led the way with three goals, two against Kansas and the first goal versus UVU. Cameron Tucker, Elise Flake and Bizzy Bowen also found the back of the net in the wins.
After a slow start, the BYU offense has scored 11 goals in the last five games. Gomes is on top with a total of four goals and two assists for 10 points. Senior forward Avery Walker has six points after scoring two goals and tallying two assists.
Against Utah Valley, the defense recorded its third shutout of the season. Senior goalkeeper Hannah Clark has recorded 38 saves in goal, including five in the shutout victory.
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The Toreros go into conference play with a 2-8 record. The two wins came against Denver and Sunday's game at CSUN. Junior Summer Mason scored a pair of goals in the first 20 minutes of the game to give San Diego an early 2-0 lead and ultimately the win over CSUN.
The offense has scored seven goals while the defense has allowed 17 on the season. Mason leads the team with four goals and two other players have each recorded one.
- Friday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. MDT at South Field
- TV: BYUtv
- TV Talent: Spencer Linton (play-by-play), Natalyn Lewis (analyst), Lauren Francom McClain (sideline)
- Radio: ESPN 960 AM
- Radio Talent: Jason Shepherd (play-by-play) and Paige Barker (analyst)
The Cougars lead the series 7-2. In 2016, BYU beat the Toreros 2-1 in San Diego.
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