No. 6 BYU brings Big 12 play back to South Field
No. 6 BYU women’s soccer aims to continue its win streak at home against Cincinnati Thursday.
The Cougars return from Austin after clinching a 3-2 victory over No. 14 Texas and now look to do the same at home.
The Cougars are seeking their third conference win in their first Big 12 season.
“Compared to the WCC, these girls are big,” senior midfield/forward hybrid Bella Folino said. “They’re bigger, they’re stronger, and they play more of the direct style of play.”
Both teams are first-year members of the Big 12 and will be meeting for the first time in program history.
Despite going 0-2 this season against ranked opponents (No. 17 Michigan State and No. 22 Pitt), Cincinnati leads the Big 12 in opponent-allowed shots (19) and allowed shots on goal (5).
In addition, the Bearcats are coming off a 1-0 shutout against Iowa State to mark their first conference win, where senior goalkeeper Anna Rexford secured her second clean sheet of the season.
The Cougars have outshot each of their last five opponents, most recently outshooting the Longhorns 23-14, forcing Texas’ goalkeeper to reach a season-high of nine saves.
BYU faces Cincinnati at South Field where the Cougars remain undefeated with a 4-0-1 home record this season.