Men’s soccer on the road again

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BYU men’s soccer travels to Colorado Saturday night to take on Real Colorado, in the Foxes’ regular season opener.

The Cougars are coming off a week-long rest after losing to Ventura County May 11. They hope to bounce back and play well against a tough Real Colorado playoff team from last year.

“They are a great team, a playoff team from last year,” head coach Chris Watkins said. “Getting points again on the road will be very difficult.”

BYU has a 1-1-1 record so far on the year and is tied for second place in the Southwest division. The Cougars know they will have to play hard if they hope to pick up a win in Colorado.

“We’ll need everyone to play with as much passion as possible,” team captain Colby Bauer said. “Our strategy this weekend is simply play with high intensity and do whatever it takes to win.”

Freshman Alex Neff has given the Cougars solid play on the back line so far this season, and is a bright spot for BYU defensively. The coaches are excited to see how the team plays in their fourth straight road match in two weeks.

If BYU can squeak out a point on the road, they will be high in the standings with a four game home stand in front of them, a great place to be. The Cougars return to South Field on May 31 to face the LA Misioneros in their home opener.

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