Brenna Seeman | Posted: 23 May 2023 | Updated: 5 Aug 2023

BYU releases 2023 soccer schedule

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2023 soccer schedule

PROVO, Utah — BYU women’s soccer head coach Jennifer Rockwood released the full 2023 schedule today. Along with the Big 12 schedule, the Cougars will also compete in eight non-conference games.

"We are really looking forward to the upcoming fall season," Rockwood said. "With the majority of our roster returning, we will have big expectations to play at a high level with big results. Our non-conference schedule will provide tremendous competition, and will help us prepare for Big 12 play. The team looks forward to the challenge of a new conference, and we hope to add to the national presence and success of Big 12 soccer."

The Cougars’ 10-game 2023 Big 12 schedule will feature five home dates with TCU (Sept. 14), Cincinnati (Sept. 28), Texas Tech (Oct. 5), Kansas State (Oct. 9) and UCF (Oct. 23), and five road games against Baylor (Sept. 21), Texas (Sept. 25), Iowa State (Oct. 2), Oklahoma State (Oct. 12) and Oklahoma (Oct. 16). 

Prior to beginning non-conference play, the Cougars will open the 2023 season with a Blue/White game on South Field (Aug. 5), and two exhibition games, traveling to Rutgers on Aug. 10 and hosting Idaho State on Aug. 12.

BYU’s non-conference schedule consists of five home games and three away contests. The Cougars will host St. Louis (Aug. 17), Cal State Fullerton (Aug. 19) and Long Beach State (Aug. 24) before traveling for a road game at Boise State (Aug. 26) of the Mountain West Conference. 

The Cougars return home for their final non-conference home match against the reigning NCAA National Champions, UCLA on Thursday, Aug. 31. BYU will then travel to three in-state foes to close out non-conference play, heading to UVU (Sept. 2), Utah (Sept. 9) and Utah State (Sept. 16).

Non-Conference Opponents

Saint Louis - Aug. 17

Saint Louis and BYU will meet for the first time when the Billikens travel from St. Louis, Missouri, to Provo for the 2023 season opener on Thursday, Aug. 17 on South Field.

The Billikens won their fifth-straight Atlantic-10 Championship in 2022, following an overall season record of 20-2, and going undefeated in conference play, 10-0. They made a run to the NCAA tournament, falling to Memphis in the first round.

Cal State Fullerton - Aug. 19

The Cougars host Fullerton on Saturday, Aug. 19 in the 11th contest between the two schools. The Cougars lead the overall series 8-0-2.

The Cougars traveled to California last season to face Fullerton, defeating the Titans 1-0 at Titan Stadium. As members of the Big West Conference, the Titans went 9-6-5 last season, with a 6-2-2 conference record.

Long Beach State - Aug. 24

BYU and Long Beach State will meet for the first time since 2019 when the Beach travels to Provo on Thursday, Aug. 24. BYU leads the overall series 8-3.

The last time the teams met, the Cougars defeated the Beach 3-0 in Long Beach, Calif. on George Allen Field. The Beach posted an overall record of 8-7-6 last season, going 5-2-3 in conference play.

@Boise State - Aug. 26

The Cougars travel to face the Boise State Broncos of the Mountain West Conference at the Boas Soccer Complex on Saturday, Aug. 26 for the second contest between the two schools.

BYU defeated the Broncos in the only previous meeting on South Field in 2019, a 5-1 victory. Boise State went 8-5-7 in the 2022 season, with a 4-3-4 record in conference play.

UCLA - Aug. 31

BYU and reigning NCAA National Champions, UCLA, will compete on South Field on Thursday, Aug. 31 for the final home game of the non-conference schedule. UCLA leads the overall series 3-2-1.

The Cougars last traveled to Los Angeles to face the Bruins during the Covid spring season in 2021, falling 1-2 at Wallis Annenberg Stadium. The Bruins posted an impressive 22-2-1 overall record last season, going 9-2 in conference play. UCLA and North Carolina competed in the NCAA College Cup Finals on Monday, Dec. 5. The Bruins had a late second-half comeback to take the title, defeating the Tar Heels 3-2 in double overtime.  

@UVU - Sept. 2

The Cougars will face cross-town rival UVU on Saturday, Sept. 2 on Clyde Field in Orem, Utah. BYU leads the overall series 7-1.

BYU’s only loss to the Wolverines came during a home match last season. The Cougars fell 4-2 on South Field, but bounced back, defeating UVU in the first round of the NCAA tournament, 3-0. The Wolverines tallied an overall record of 14-5-3 last season, going 9-1-1 in conference play.

@Utah - Sept. 9

BYU travels north to face in-state rival, Utah, on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Ute Field. As the longest running series against the Cougars, women’s soccer has faced the Utes 35 times, with BYU leading the overall series 25-7-3. The first home game BYU ever played on South Field was against Utah in 1995.

The Cougars hosted the Utes last season, defeating them 2-1 on South Field with a last-minute goal by senior midfielder Olivia Wade. Utah went 6-7-6 last season, with a 2-5-4 conference record. 

@Utah State - Sept. 16

For the final non-conference game of the 2023 schedule, BYU will travel to Logan, Utah and face the Utah State Aggies on Saturday, Sept. 16. BYU and Utah State have played 15 times previously, with BYU leading the overall series 13-1-1. 

In 2022, BYU and Utah State tied 1-1 at Chuck & Gloria Bell Field, the only tie between the two teams in program history. The Aggies held an overall record of 8-5-8 last season, going 5-3-3 in conference play.

2023 BYU Women's Soccer Schedule

Date Opponent
Saturday, Aug. 5 Blue/White*
Thursday, Aug. 10 at Rutgers
Saturday, Aug. 12 vs. Idaho State*
Thursday, Aug. 17 vs. St. Louis*
Saturday, Aug. 19 vs. Cal State Fullerton*
Thursday, Aug. 24 vs. Long Beach State*
Saturday, Aug. 26 at Boise State
Thursday, Aug. 31 vs. UCLA*
Saturday, Sept. 2 at UVU
Saturday, Sept. 9 at Utah
Thursday, Sept. 14 vs. TCU*
Saturday, Sept. 16 at Utah State
Thursday, Sept. 21 at Baylor
Monday, Sept. 25 at Texas
Thursday, Sept. 28 vs. Cincinnati*
Monday, Oct. 2 at Iowa State
Thursday, Oct. 5 vs. Texas Tech*
Monday, Oct. 9 vs. Kansas State*
Thursday, Oct. 12 at Oklahoma State
Monday, Oct. 16 at Oklahoma
Monday, Oct. 23 vs. UCF*

*indicates a home game

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