BYU's women's soccer team faces tough road test

Published October 12, 2011 5:29 pm
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Provo • The BYU women's soccer team continues conference play this week with two games on the road against No. 13 Santa Clara on Thursday, Oct. 13, and Gonzaga on Saturday, Oct. 15.

The Cougars are coming off a victory over Portland and a loss against No. 5 Pepperdine in their first two games in the WCC.

Lindsi Lisonbee and Jennie Marshall scored for BYU against Portland, with Marshall netting the game winner.

The Cougars are coming off a win over Portland and loss against No. 5 Pepperdine last week to kick off their inagural season in the WCC.

Lisonbee is one of 42 players on the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List after earning second-team NSCAA All-America honors as a sophomore.

Mrshall's four goals this season lead the team with Lisonbee, Carlee Payne and Jaiden Thornock also contributing on three apiece. Eight different players have recorded double-digit shots so fa this year. And Senior goalkeeper McKinzie Olson has now posted over 1,200 minutes in front of the net, making 47 saves and adding three shutouts. Olson is just six saves away from becoming BYU's all-time career saves leader and eight shutouts away from becoming the all-time shutouts career leader.

Santa Clara is the fourth BYU has played this year with a top 25 ranking. The Broncos,m 8-4-1 are riding a five-game win streak. Gonzaga returns five starters to a team that finished fourth in the conference last season.

Online video and live stats are available for both games through the BYU women's soccer schedule page, at http://byucougars.com/home/w-soccer



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