No. 25 BYU prepares for a home match against the Utes
PROVO, Utah — The Cougars head back to South Field to play their long-time rival, the Utah Utes as the last non-conference game of the 2022 season on Saturday night.
Saturday’s matchup has been scheduled for 7 p.m. MDT. The game will be carried live on BYURadio.org/BYU Radio app/BYU Radio 107.9 FM. The game will also be streamed on BYUtv and the BYUtv App.
LAST TIME ON THE FIELD. BYU last played up-state rival Utah State in Logan, Utah on Thursday afternoon. A goal by Brecken Mozingo in the 19th minute put the Cougars in the lead 1-0 until the Aggies equalized off a long ball sent into the box in the 83rd minute of the match. Despite BYU’s best efforts in finding the net in the last few minutes, the game ended in a 1-1 draw on Chuck and Gloria Bell soccer field.
BYU NOTES (3-2-3, 0-0-0)
- BYU is currently ranked No. 25 nationally under head coach Jennifer Rockwood
- After six non-conference games, BYU is now 3-2-3 on the season
- Scoring in five-consecutive games, Mozingo leads the Cougars in goals (6) and points (16)
- Mozingo and Olivia Smith lead the team in assists with four apiece
- The Cougars changed up formation for their game against Utah State, playing a 4-3-3 instead of a 4-4-2 on the pitch
Head Coach - Jennifer Rockwood
- Record at BYU: 427-125-50
- 28th season as head coach of BYU
- Seventh in NCAA Division I in active career-winning percentage (.754)
UTAH NOTES (4-1-2, 0-0-0)
- Utah is currently ranked No. 8 in the Pac-12 Conference
- The Utes are closing out non-conference play with their game against BYU on Saturday
- Utah last played Utah State on Sunday, Sept. 11, winning 1-0
- Taliana Kaufusi leads the team with four goals, eight points and 17 shots
Head Coach - Hideki Nakada
- Record at Utah: 10-11-6
- 2nd season as head coach of Utah
- Before coaching at Utah, Nakada coached at Stanford. During his seven seasons there, his team compiled a remarkable 132-15-10 overall record, with a dominating 66-6-4 mark in the Conference of Champions that included four College Cup appearances.
COUGARS VS. UTES. The Cougars and the Utes have played 35 times previously, with BYU leading the series 24-8-3. The last time the two teams met was Sept. 9, 2021, when the Cougars and the Utes tied 1-1 on Ute Field in Salt Lake City.
- Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. MDT on South Field
- Radio: BYURadio.org/BYU Radio App/BYU Radio 107.9 FM
- Radio play-by-play: Jason Shepherd
- BYUtv and BYUtv App
- TV Talent: Jarom Jordan and Carla Swensen
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