Cougars face Aggies in first round showdown

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The BYU women’s soccer team is excited and ready to take on the Aggies of Utah State Friday at 6 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

“Utah State is a very good team,” senior forward Carlee Payne Holmoe said in a press release. “They don’t let in very many goals and they’re hard to play against. They will want it and the game will be hard but I’m confident our team can beat anyone in the country right now.”

The Cougars enter the game on a high since learning they received a one seed in the tournament following a historic season which awarded them the West Coast Conference crown, as well as a school record ranking of No. 2 in the country.

BYU is 18-1-1 on the year and hasn’t been beaten in its last 17 games. The Cougars ripped through the West Coast Conference, going 7-0-1.

The Cougars welcome into town the WAC Tournament Champion Utah State to South Field who sport a record of 9-2-6.  The Aggies hooked up with the Cougars earlier in the season in Logan with BYU winning the game 1-0 in a hard fought game. With the familiarity between the teams as well as the cold, rainy weather in the forecast, a victory will be no easy task for the Cougars.

“We’re very familiar with Utah State,” BYU Head Coach Jennifer Rockwood said. “They gave us a good battle at their place earlier this season and now we’re excited to play them at home. I know the girls will be really excited to play and I can’t wait to see all our fans out at the game.”

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