USU Soccer's First Round NCAA Match Against BYU Still On For Saturday
Nov. 9, 2012
PROVO, Utah - Utah State's women's soccer match against top-seeded BYU will be played on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at BYU's South Field.
Fans who have already purchased tickets will be able to use their tickets at Saturday's match.
USU (13-2-6) is heading to its second-straight NCAA Tournament after earning the Western Athletic Conference's automatic bid following winning the WAC Tournament title for the second year in a row. The Aggies have won eight-straight matches. USU has an 11-match unbeaten streak with their last loss coming against BYU on Sept. 20.
Last season in the NCAA Tournament, USU made the long trek to Alabama to face Auburn in the first round. The Aggies fell to the Tigers, 2-1, with Kendra Pemberton earning the only USU goal. Utah State is 0-1 in the NCAA Tournament.
USU is one of two WAC teams to advance to the NCAA Tournament. Denver earned an at-large bid and will host Colorado College.
BYU (18-1-1, 7-0-1 WCC) is one of four No. 1 seeds along with Florida State, Stanford and Penn State. The Aggies and the Cougars played earlier this season in Logan on Sept. 20 with BYU taking the close, 1-0, win. In the 10th minute, Dana Oldroyd Cusick scored the only goal of the match. This is the second-straight season that the Aggies lost 1-0 to the Cougars.
Fans can follow USU soccer at http://twitter.com/USUsoccer for WAC Tournament updates and Utah State athletics at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics.
Fans can also vote for senior defender Natalie Norris for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate soccer, as the Aggie player is just one of 10 NCAA® women's soccer student-athletes who excel both on and off the field that were selected as finalists for the award. Fans can vote at http://www.seniorclassaward.com/athletes/natalie_norris/.