Cougs kick off 2023 season with Blue vs. White Game
PROVO, Utah – The BYU women's soccer team will take South Field for the Blue vs. White game on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. to kick off the 2023 season.
Coming off their 2022 winning season (11-3-7), the Cougars are gearing up for another memorable year. BYU ended its final season in the West Coast Conference unbeaten in conference play, going 6-0-3. The Cougars finished their 2022 season ranked No. 14 and made a run to the NCAA Tournament, falling to UNC 2-3 in the Sweet 16.
The Cougars welcome four new freshmen after losing one senior last season: Tylie Pratt, Halle Dixon, Ella Rustand and Ellie Ford.
BYU also welcomes two transfers in goalkeeper Lynette Hernaez and forward Ellie Walbruch.
Hernaez, a freshman transfer from Washington State, just returned home from serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Salt Lake City South, Utah Mission.
She is joined by seven other BYU players returning to action after their 18-month missions: Haven Empey, Lytiana Akinaka, Josie Shepherd, Addie Gardner, Caroline Stringfellow, Jacey Wood and Kelsey Hoopes.
The Cougars took the field for the first time of the 2023 season Saturday night for the annual Blue vs White game.…