Women’s soccer to face a strong BYU offense

After suffering a 2-1 overtime loss against Wyoming last week, the Horned Frogs will be fighting for a win in Provo, Utah on Saturday against BYU.

BYU is currently ranked No. 11 in TopDrawerSoccer.com’s weekly poll and brought a nine-game winning streak to the match against New Mexico on Thursday.

BYU has recorded seven shutouts this season, as well as beating both Utah and UNLV. The Cougars carry an 11-2-2 overall record and a 2-0-1 conference play record.

Cougar junior forward Kassidy Christensen-Shumway was named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Week on Monday. Christensen-Shumway garnered seven shots, including an equalizer against San Diego State last week and the game-winner in BYU’s win at UNLVon Oct. 8. Christensen-Shumway has four goals and twenty-seven shots for the season.

Also a strong force on the Cougar offense is freshman forward Carlee Payne who has five assists for the season, as well as nine goals, making her the team’s top scorer.

The Horned Frogs continue to outshoot their opponents. In their loss against the Wyoming Cowgirls, the Horned Frogs outshot the Cowgirls 11-2 in the second half, and 18-14 total. In ten of their 14 games this season, the Horned Frogs have outshot their opponents.

Sophomore forward Jordan Calhoun remains a force to be reckoned with on the offensive line. Calhoun is responsible for scoring eight goals and six assists, ranking her second in the MWC in assists, shots and shots-per-game.

Senior forward Lizzy Karoly was ranked fourth in the MWC with five goals and sophomore forward Kaylie Garcia sits at fifth place with two goals.

The Horned Frogs head into Saturday’s match-up ranked No. 5 in the MWC with 26 goals and a 1.86 record of goals per game.


When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: South Field, Provo, Utah