LAS VEGAS BYU's hopes for a Mountain West Conference women's soccer regular-season championship were dashed Friday night as as the Cougars fell 1-0 in double overtime at UNLV.
And the BYU's hopes for a first-round bye in next week's MWC Tournament hosted by the Cougars at South Field may also follow suit.
UNLV's Katie Carney scored the sole goal in the third minute of the second overtime as the Rebels (10-4-5 overall, 5-1-1 MWC) won the regular-season title by upsetting the 19th-ranked Cougars (14-3-2, 4-3-0).
The Cougars will be waiting the outcome of today's match between Utah (11-3-4, 3-1-2) and Wyoming (8-9-0, 3-3-0) in Laramie. Utah finishes second with a win or tie and earns a first-round tournament bye. If Wyoming upsets Utah, the Cougars finish second and receive the bye.
The top six Mountain West teams advance to the tournament, with seeds Nos. 3 through 6 playing in Wednesday's quarterfinals. The Nos. 1 and 2 teams open in Thursday's semis.