BYU Travels to the Valley of the Sun
PROVO -- After beating three ranked opponents in 12 days, No. 12 BYU (9-0-1) travels to the Valley of the Sun, seeking to take down Arizona State (5-3-1) and Arizona (5-2-2), another ranked opponent at No. 21 Arizona this weekend. The Cougars play the Sun Devils on Thursday and the Wildcats on Saturday. Both games are slated for 6 p.m., MDT. Live Stats for the Arizona State game will be available at Arizona State. The non-conference games are the Cougars' last two before league play begins.
Elizabeth Bogus is the Sun Devils' major offensive threat, netting seven goals and providing two assists for 16 points. Bogus has help from Manya Makoskio, who has supplied five goals and two assists, and Emily Coehlo, contributing three goals and two assists. Leading the team with three assists is Alissa Oldenkamp. Goalkeeper Kim Bingham has saved the ball 31 times in nine games.
Mallory Miller fronts the Wildcat offensive with six goals on the season. With her ninth game-winning goal in her career on Sunday, fourth this season, Miller holds the program record in that category. Miller has benefited from the nice passing of Nikki David, who leads Arizona with four assists. Goalkeeper Smith McCall has spent 675 minutes in the net and posted 37 saves.
BYU leads the series against Arizona State 2-1, and Arizona 4-1. The Cougars lost both games last season.
The Cougars took the field for the first time of the 2023 season Saturday night for the annual Blue vs White game.…