The No. 25 BYU women's soccer team returns home for its conference home opener and the only two home games in the month of October.

The Cougars (7-4-1, 1-1-0) host Pepperdine (6-4-2, 1-1-0) on Thursday and Loyola Marymount (3-10-0, 0-2-0) on Saturday. Both games kick off at 7 p.m. MDT and will be televised live on BYUtv.

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Last week, BYU opened West Coast Conference play with a 2-0 win over San Francisco and a 2-1 loss to No. 18 Santa Clara. Niki Fernandes, Colette Jepson Smith and Cloee Colohan each scored over the weekend.

Pepperdine split its first two conference games, beating Gonzaga, 1-0, and falling to Portland at home, 3-1. Waves forward Lynn Williams leads the conference in shots, goals, points and points per game. She has scored 10 goals and assisted on three more.

Loyola Marymount hosted the same two teams as Pepperdine, losing 2-0 to Portland and 3-1 to Gonzaga over the weekend. The Lions enter this week on a nine-game losing streak.