With only a few games left in the season, BYU women’s soccer heads to California to play the University of San Francisco on Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.
Coming off its most recent win against Loyola Marymount University, BYU travels to California with confidence and hopes to continue its winning streak, according to junior forward Carlee Payne.
“We are looking good and it is exciting to come off a win and go to San Francisco and play our game,” Payne said. “We only have three more games left in conference play and if we keep playing like this, I think we have a good chance at being top one or two in the conference.”
Head coach Jennifer Rockwood said the team has been practicing key aspects of the game in order to improve, but Rockwood also shared Payne’s positive outlook.
“We have continued doing the same things, including working on being a little more dangerous in front of the goal and getting a lot of reps in front of the goal,” Rockwood said. “I am really pleased with the way and the direction we are moving. I think this last win is a confidence booster for us, so hopefully we can carry that over into our game.”
The Cougars have won their last two games, giving them a 9-4-3 record as they face the Dons.
Senior forward Jennie Marshall leads the team in goals, having scored five so far this season. Freshman forward Jaiden Thornock and Payne closely follow with four goals each.
In the Cougars’ last game, senior goalkeeper McKinzie Olson recorded her fifth shutout this season, continuing to increase the all-time saves record.
San Francisco has won four games this season and lost 11, but has yet to tie a game.
The Dons are coming off their most recent 1-0 loss against Portland, a team the Cougars beat 2-1 after a period of overtime. The University of San Francisco is on a two-game losing streak heading into the BYU game.
BYU fans can watch the game’s live stats online on the BYU women’s soccer website.