Weekly Aggie Update

Jan. 24, 2010

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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - JANUARY 24, 2010

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714

This Week
Sat., Jan. 30 --- SAN JOSE STATE, 7 p.m.
• Utah State (15-6, 5-2) will continue Western Athletic Conference play this week as it hosts San Jose State (11-8, 4-3) on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m., in a game that will be televised live on CW30. USU is 42-21 all-time against the Spartans, which includes a 24-2 record at home.

Last Week
W, 69-43 --- at Fresno State
W, 60-48 --- at Idaho

• Utah State went 2-0 last week as it won a pair of road games at Fresno State (69-43) and at Idaho (60-48). Against the Bulldogs, junior guard Brian Green scored a career-high 17 points, while senior guard Jared Quayle had 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals. Junior forward Tai Wesley added 11 points, six rebounds, two blocks, two steals and two assists, and junior guard Tyler Newbold had 10 points and six boards. Utah State finished the game by shooting 48.0 percent from the field (24-50), 57.1 percent from three-point range (12-21) and 64.3 percent at the free throw line (9-14). Fresno State shot just 28.6 percent for the game (14-49), including just 23.5 percent from behind the arc (4-17) and 57.9 percent at the free throw line (11-19). Against the Vandals, Quayle had 16 points and seven rebounds, while Wesley scored 11 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists, and sophomore forward Brady Jardine finished with 10 points and six rebounds. Utah State finished the game by shooting 50.0 percent overall (25-50), including 33.3 percent from three-point range (5-15) and 62.5 percent at the free throw line (5-8). Idaho shot just 33.3 percent for the game (16-48) and was just 4-of-22 (.182) from the field in the second-half. The Vandals were also just 2-of-14 (.143) from behind the arc in the game, but made 14-of-17 (.824) free throws to keep the game somewhat close.

WOMEN'S TENNIS
Contact: Jackie Banda - (661) 713-4424

This Week
Sat., Jan. 30 --- GONZAGA, 10 a.m.
• Utah State's women's tennis team (1-0) will host its first meet of the 2010 season on Saturday, Jan. 30 against Gonzaga at 10 a.m., at the Sports Academy & Racquet Club.

Last Week
W, 5-2--- at Idaho State
• Utah State began its 2010 season with a 5-2 win at Idaho State Thursday. USU dominated the singles competition, claiming the number one, two, three, five and six spots. Junior Hailey Swenson defeated the Bengals' Lisel Lewis, 6-0, 6-2, at the No. 1 spot. Freshman Jaclyn West succeeded over Sophie Dang, 6-2, 6-3, at the No. 2 position and freshman Kristina Voytsekhovich posted a straight-sets win at No. 3 singles (6-3, 6-3). Junior Taylor Perry (6-1, 6-0) and senior Britney Watts (8-3, 6-0) also recorded straight-set wins for USU at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively. The Aggies failed to pick up the doubles points falling at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots. Swenson and West defeated ISU's Lisel Lewis and Risa Fujiwara, 8-3, at the No. 1 position.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Contact: Kara Fisher - (435) 797-1361

This Week
Wed., Jan. 27 --- at Idaho, 8 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 30 --- at Boise State, 6 p.m.
• Utah State (10-9, 2-4) will continue Western Athletic Conference play this week with a pair of road games at Idaho (4-14, 2-3) on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. (MT), and at Boise State (13-6, 2-3) on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. USU is 5-11 all-time against the Vandals and 4-14 all-time against the Broncos.

Last Week
L, 56-69 --- at Hawai'i
L, 55-56 --- NEW MEXICO STATE
• Utah State went 0-2 last week as it lost at Hawai'i (69-56) at to New Mexico State (56-55) at home. Against the Rainbow Wahine, junior guard Alice Coddington had 13 points, while senior center Lydia Whitehead posted her fourth double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Senior forward Nicole Johnson added seven points and a career-high 12 rebounds in the game. The Aggies shot 34.4 percent from the field (21-61), 23.8 percent from three (5-21) and 64.3 percent from the charity stripe (9-14). The Rainbow Wahine shot 41.1 percent from the field (23-56), 41.7 percent from three (5-12) and 58.1 percent from the free throw line (18-31). Against NMSU, junior guard Amber White had 18 points and 10 rebounds for her first-career double-double, while Coddington had 13 points and seven rebounds. For the game, Utah State shot 31.6 percent from the field (18-57) and 40.0 percent from three (6-15). The Aggies had their best free throw shooting night of the season, shooting 86.7 percent (13-15). New Mexico State shot 29.0 percent from the field (18-62) and 23.8 percent from three (5-21). NMSU shot 78.9 percent from the free throw line (15-19).

MEN'S TENNIS
Contact: Jackie Banda - (661) 713-4424

This Week
Fri., Jan. 29 --- at UNLV, 11 a.m.
Sat., Jan. 30 --- vs. Northern Arizona, Las Vegas, Nev., 11 a.m.
• Utah State's men's tennis team (1-2) will continue its spring schedule this week with two matches as it plays at UNLV on Friday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m., and against Northern Arizona in Las Vegas on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m.

Last Week
W, 5-2--- at Idaho State
L, 3-4--- Utah
• Utah State men's tennis team went 1-1 last week as won at Idaho State, 5-2, and lost at No. 51 Utah, 4-3. Freshman Sven Poslusny went 4-0 during the week as he posted a pair of wins in singles play at both the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, and teamed with senior Amit Maharaj for a pair of wins at No. 2 doubles. Junior Jakob Asplund went 1-1 during the week in singles play with a three-set win in the Utah match at the No. 1 spot, while juniors Bryan Marchant and Alex Thatcher posted singles wins against Idaho State in the No. 3 and No. 4 spots, respectively. Freshman Jose Limon also posted a straight-sets win against ISU at the No. 6 spot.

INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Contact: Jackie Banda - (661) 713-4424

This Week
Sat., Jan. 30 --- at Boise State, All Day
• Utah State's men's and women's indoor track and field teams will continue its 2010 season this weekend at Boise State on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Bronco Invitational.

Last Week
NTS --- at Washington State
• Utah State's indoor track and field teams had a great showing at the Cougar Invitational hosted by Washington State last weekend, collecting 10 top-three finishes. Both the Aggie men and women posted 4-2 records in the dual-meet team scoring among the seven teams. Leading the way for the Aggie men was junior Clint Silcock who had an NCAA provisional performance in the high jump, clearing 7-00.25 (2.14m) to place third on a judges decision, while sophomore Brian McKenna won the 3,000m in a personal-best time of 8:35.37. On the women's side, senior Ashlee Cannon won the 60m hurdles clocking in at 8.74. Cannon was also the Aggies' top finisher in the 200m, tabbing fourth with a time of 25.71, and took seventh-place in the 60m at 7.89. Junior Phillip Noble finished third in the men's heptathlon with 4,958 points, winning the 1,000m (2:44.84) and pole vault (15-01.00/4.60m). Senior Jen Day tabbed second-place in the 400m with a time of 57.90, while freshman Aubrie Haymore clocked in at 59.74, good for eighth while freshman Hollie Bosorth (59.74) finished in ninth. In the 200m, freshman Bailee Whitworth finished fifth in a time of 25.71. In the pentathlon, sophomore Camille Fehlberg finished in seventh-place with 3,114 points. Fehlberg's best marks came in the 800m where she finished second (2:25.39) and in the shot put where she tabbed fourth (33-06.75, 10.23m). Three freshman also competed in the pentathlon for the Aggies including Shalyse Olsen (2,626 pts.) Amber Thompson (2,446 pts.) and Bri Campbell (2,377 pts.) finishing in 12th, 13th and 14th-place, respectively. In the mile, sophomore Jessie Chugg finished in fourth-place clocking in at 5:05.23, while senior Erin Stratton followed close behind in fifth-place at 5:05.35. Junior Alexis Meyer took sixth-place in the 800m finishing in 2:19.80. USU also did well in the 3,000m, with sophomore Kim Quinn (10:18.66) taking fourth and freshman Alex Litzsinger (10:23.03) following in fifth. Freshman Kaylee Campbell finished in eight-place (10:30.37) in the event. In the Aggies' first attempt of the 2010 season at the 4x400m relay, the USU team consisting of the freshmen trio of Aubrie Haymore, Hollie Bosworth, McKayla Williams and senior Jen Day tabbed a second-place finish clocking in 3:56.75. In the high jump, freshman Lauren Gwilliam took eighth-place, clearing 5-01.00 (1.55m). Sophomore Julia Stewart finished in fifth-place in the triple jump at 36-03.00 (11.05m), which is a new indoor season best. In the weight throw, freshman Lindsey Spencer took fifth-place with a distance of 52-01.00 (15.87m) while junior Shannon Prince tabbed eighth-place at 50-01.25 (15.27m). Prince finished second in the shot put 45-01.75 (13.76m) setting a new PR, while Spencer took third with a distance of 42-03.50 (12.89m). In other men's action, junior Armahd Lewis took ninth in the 60m, clocking in at 7.14. In the 200m, sophomore Jeff Alley took fourth finishing at 22.81. Lewis (23.40) finished in eighth-place in the event. Senior Andrew Niccoli finished in 1:56.51 in fourth-place in the 800m, while sophomore Todd Griffith (2:00.45) tabbed seventh-place. Senior Steve Strickland tabbed third-place in the mile with a time of 4:15.05 and junior Eric Larson followed in sixth-place at 4:18.87. Following McKenna's win in the 3,000m was sophomore Daniel Howell who finished third in 8:40.10, while sophomore Nick Bolinder was sixth (8:51.86) and freshman Kyle Moffett was 11th (9:01.63). In addition to Silcock's performance in the high jump, senior Casey Parker got eighth with a height of 6-04.25 (1.94m). In the long jump, sophomore Damian Szade finished in fourth-place with a distance of 22-03.00 (6.78m). The Aggies did well in the weight throw tabbing the 3-4-5 finishes by sophomore Daniel Cruz, (55-04.75, 16.88m), junior Joe Canavan (54-07.50, 16.65m) and freshman Spencer Hall (51-11.25, 15.83m), respectively. USU also went third and fourth in the shot put as Hall was third with a distance of 53-01.50 (16.19m) and Canavan was fourth with a mark of 54-07.50 (16.65m). In addition to Noble's third-place finish in the heptathlon, sophomore Jon Goble was eighth with 4,575 points, winning the shot put part of the heptathlon (40-11.75/12.49m).

GYMNASTICS
Contact: Zach Fisher - (435) 797-2066

This Week
Fri., Jan. 29 --- BOISE STATE, 7 p.m.
• Utah State's gymnastics team (1-4) will continue its 2010 season with a dual meet against Boise State on Friday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m., in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in its home opener.

Last Week
L, 191.225-195.050 --- at Southern Utah
• Freshman Amelia Montoya had career-high scores in three events plus the all-around, as Utah State's gymnastics team lost at No. 21 Southern Utah, 195.050-191.225, Friday night. USU registered season-highs of 48.050 on bars and 47.900 on beam, while also logging a 48.125 on vault and a 47.150 on floor for a 191.225 team total. SUU recorded a 48.875 on both vault and bars, a 48.400 on beam and a 48.850 on floor for its final score of 195.050. Montoya was USU's top all-arounder, finishing second, as she posted a career-best 38.600. Junior Lyndsie Boone was third in the all-around with a season-high 37.950, while sophomore Chelsea Marquardt was fourth with a new career-best score of 37.600. Senior Heather Heinrich tied for third on floor with a 9.775, while Boone and Heinrich were two-thirds of a three-way tie for fourth on vault with a 9.750.

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