Sept. 16, 2009
Arizona vs. BYU
7:00 p.m. | Saturday, Sept. 19
Murphey Field at Mulcahy Soccer Stadium
UA soccer will take on Brigham Young University this Saturday at Murphey Field at Mulcahy Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m. The Wildcats are currently 2-4-1 after splitting last weekend with a 2-1 win against Brown University on Friday, and a 3-0 loss to Rutgers on Sunday.
About the Cougars: The No. 18 ranked Cougars, led by freshman Carlee Payne, who has five goals and twenty shots on the season, are currently 4-2-1, coming off a 2-1 win against Montana. BYU has a 6-3 all-time record against the Wildcats.
All about the freshmen and sophomores: The Wildcat freshman and sophomores outnumber the juniors and seniors 12-8, with Alex Smith, Brittany Berger, Amy Steiner, Kristin Strother, Renae Cuellar, Karli Hedlund, Itzel Rodriguez, Jessica Culver, Ariel Boulicault, Kristin Magyar, Kat Leibbrandt, and Susan Melendez participating in the seasons’ opening matches.
Head Coach Dan Tobias: Dan Tobias led his team to a 9-11 record in 2008, giving him a 55-59-8 record in his six years at Arizona. Tobias coached the Wildcats to the program's first appearance in the Sweet 16 in 2005. In 2004, Tobias led the Wildcats to a 15-6 overall record. Additionally, his 6-3 Pac-10 record gave Arizona its first Pac-10 championship in history of the program and was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the second time.
Next Up: Next weekend, the Wildcats head to California to take on UC Santa Barbara on Friday, September 25 at 7 p.m. Sunday, the will take on Cal Poly SLO in San Luis Obispo, Calif. at noon.