No.6 BYU Opens Conference Play
PROVO -- BYU soccer (11-0-1) received the No. 6 ranking this week by the NSCAA/adidas coaches' poll, the highest ranking in the program's history. The Cougars open up Mountain West Conference play at the friendly confines of South Stadium this weekend, when they will play the first two games of their four-game home stand. BYU will take on New Mexico (3-3-3) on Thursday and the MWC's newest member, TCU (7-4-0), on Saturday. Game times are slated for 7 p.m. Live stats will be available for both games. The web link for Thursday's game can be found at New Mexico and the link for Saturday's game can be found at TCU.
Thursday's game is Ward Youth night, while Saturday is High School Team Night.
Kristine Sweat leads the Lobos, scoring three goals for a total of six points. Kaela Kelly and Katelyn Ley have each posted three assisted. During her 865 minutes in the net, Kristen Winters has saved the ball 22 times for a 0.786 save percentage.
TCU packs a balanced offensive attack, with Bjarnveig Birgisdottir leading the way after scoring four goals and posting one assist. Close behind with eight points apiece are Moran Lavi, who has scored three goals and assisted twice, and Caroline Starns, scoring two goals and recording four assists. Katy Buchanan has recorded 44 saves in 695 minutes. Six other Frogs have tallied points this season.
The Cougars took the field for the first time of the 2023 season Saturday night for the annual Blue vs White game.…