Jan. 31, 2011
LOGAN, Utah -
WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - JANUARY 30, 2011
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
Wed., Feb. 2 --- NEVADA, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Sat., Feb. 5 --- BOISE STATE, 7 p.m. (CW30)
Utah State (20-2, 9-0) continues Western Athletic Conference play this week with a pair of home games as it hosts Nevada (8-13, 5-3) on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 9 p.m. (MT), and Boise State (12-9, 5-4) on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. (MT). The game against the Wolf Pack will be televised live on ESPN2 and the game against the Broncos will be televised live on CW30. USU is 30-13 all-time against Nevada including a 15-2 record at home, and 26-8 all-time against the Broncos including a 16-0 record at home.
W, 74-57 --- at San Jose State
W, 59-49 --- at Hawai'i
Utah State posted a 2-0 road record last weekend with wins at San Jose State (84-65) and at Hawai'i (89-84 2OT). Against the Spartans, senior guard Brian Green scored a career-high 25 points as he was 8-of-9 from the field, 5-of-5 from three-point range and 4-for-4 at the free throw line. He also tied his career-high with six rebounds in the contest and tied the single-game school record for shooting percentage from three. Senior guard Pooh Williams added 14 points, junior guard Brockeith Pane scored 13 points and junior forward Brady Jardine had 12 points. USU finished the game shooting 47.5 percent (28-59), including 52.9 percent from three-point range (9-17) and 82.6 percent at the free throw line (19-23). SJSU shot 41.5 percent overall (22-53), 33.3 percent from three (4-12) and 81.0 percent at the charity stripe. Against the Rainbow Warriors, Green scored 22 points to go along with three rebounds and three assists, while senior guard Tyler Newbold had 17 points, five rebounds and three assists. Jardine had 13 points and nine rebounds, while senior forward Tai Wesley had 12 points and seven boards, and Pane finished with 11 points and eight assists. USU finished the game by shooting 45.2 percent from the field (28-62), 45.0 percent from three-point range (9-20) and 77.4 percent at the free throw line (24-31). UH shot 43.8 percent overall (28-64), including 53.3 percent from behind the arc (8-15) and 66.7 percent at the charity stripe (20-30).
Contact: Zach Fisher - (435) 797-2066
Fri., Feb. 4 --- at #16 Southern Utah, 7 p.m.
Utah State's gymnastics team (1-7, 0-1) continues its 2011 season with at No. 16 Southern Utah on Friday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. (MT).
4th, 191.900 --- at Brigham Young/vs. Iowa State & Southern Utah
Utah State gymnastics scored a 191.900 last weekend in the BYU quad meet, finishing fourth behind co-winners BYU and No. 20 Iowa State, while No. 16 Southern Utah was third. BYU and ISU posted 194.925's, while SUU scored a 194.275. The Aggies registered a 47.800 on vault, 48.500 on bars, 47.325 on beam and 48.275 on floor for their final score of 191.900. Junior Nicole Simoneau tied for the bars title with a 9.850, her 18th score of at least a 9.850 in her career and the 28th score of 9.800 or higher in 32 career meets. Senior Jackie Dillon was fourth on vault with a 9.700, as she was USU's top all-arounder, finishing fifth with a 37.825. Freshman Rachel Vaske was sixth in the all-around with a 37.700 all-around score.
Contact: Jackie Banda - (661) 713-4424
Thur., Feb. 3 --- at Nevada, 8 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 5 --- at Boise State, 7 p.m.
Utah State (10-10, 4-3) continues Western Athletic Conference play this week with a pair of road games at Nevada (13-6, 2-4) on Thursday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. (MT), and at Boise State (11-10, 2-5) on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. USU is 6-8 all-time against the Wolf Pack and 5-16 all-time against the Broncos.
W, 52-41 --- HAWAI'I
W, 72-57 --- SAN JOSE STATE
Utah State posted a 2-0 record at home last weekend with Western Athletic Conference wins against Hawai'i (52-41) and San Jose State (72-57). Against the Rainbow Wahine, junior forward Ashlee Brown posted her school-record eighth double-double of the season with 21 points and 14 rebounds as she was the only Aggie to score in double-figures. USU finished the game by shooting 32.8 percent from the field (20-61), 27.8 percent from three-point range (5-18) and 35.0 percent at the free throw line (7-20). UH shot 32.6 percent overall (15-46), 11.1 percent from behind the arc (1-9) and 71.4 percent at the charity stripe (10-14). Against the Spartans, sophomore guard Devyn Christensen scored 18 points, while sophomore center Banna Diop had 16 points and junior forward Maddy Plunkett added a career-high 10 points. USU shot 54.2 percent from the field (26-48), including 40.0 percent from three (6-15) and 60.9 percent at the free throw line (14-23). SJSU shot 40.4 percent for the game (23-57), 23.8 percent from three (5-21) and 66.7 percent at the foul line (6-9).
Contact: Couper Sorenson - (435) 840-2007
Fri., Feb. 4 --- MESA STATE, 4 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 5 --- MONTANA STATE, 10 a.m.
Utah State's men's tennis team (3-2, 1-0) will continue its spring season with a pair of home matches this week as it hosts Mesa State on Friday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. and Montana State on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m., with both matches being played at the Sports Academy & Racquet Club.
W, 5-2 --- at Idaho State
W, 4-3 --- at Utah
Utah State went 2-0 in a pair of dual matches last week with wins at Idaho State (5-2) and Utah (4-3). Against the Bengals, sophomore Sven Poslusny won at No. 1 singles in three sets (6-7, 6-4, 6-2), senior Jakob Asplund won in straight sets at No. 2 singles (6-1, 6-4), senior Bryan Marchant won in straight sets at No. 4 singles (6-4, 7-5) and senior Alex Thatcher won in three sets at No. 5 singles (6-3, 5-7, 10-5). The Aggies also captured the doubles point as Marchant and Poslusny posted an 8-3 win at the No. 1 spot, Asplund and freshman Fredrik Peterson notched an 8-6 win at the No. 2 spot, and Thatcher teamed with junior Nate Ballam for an 8-5 win at the No. 3 spot. Against the Utes, Asplund won in three sets at No. 2 singles (6-7, 6-1, 6-2), Marchant won in straight sets at No. 4 singles (6-1, 7-5), and Thatcher won in straight sets at No. 5 singles (6-4, 7-6). USU also won the doubles point as Marchant and Poslusny posted an 8-3 win at the No. 1 spot and Asplund teamed with Nikita Ryashchenko for an 8-4 win at the No. 3 spot.
INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Contact: Travis Hansen - (435) 512-5861
Fri.-Sat., Feb. 4-5 --- at New Mexico, All Day
Utah State's men's and women's indoor track and field teams will continue its 2011 season on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4-5 in Albuquerque, N.M., as it competes in the New Mexico Classic and Multis.
NTS --- at Boise State
Utah State's men's and women's track and field teams concluded the Jacksons Invitational hosted by Boise State last weekend capturing eight event titles and 32 top five finishes. Seniors Clint Silcock and Armahd Lewis remain undefeated on the season and each hold the top Western Athletic Conference season-best marks in their respective events as Silcock cleared a high jump mark of 7-00.25 (2.14m) to edge out teammate Eric Follett (6-06.25 (1.99m)), while Lewis (6.86) led an Aggie 1-2-3 finish in the 60m with fellow senior Mike Pyrtle's season-best time of 6.93 and freshman Parker Bluth's 7.00. Also capturing titles for the Utah State men was senior Mercer Owen in the 800m clocking a career-best 1:54.63 and freshman Devin Lang in the mile (4:18.93). Freshman AJ Boully finished third in the 60m hurdles (8.48), followed closely by sophomore Jordan McMurray (8.80) and junior Philip Noble (8.87). Freshman Tanner Hunt and sophomore Spencer Hall rounded out the top five finishes for the men with Hunt finishing fourth in the 400m (48.90) and Hall placing fifth in the weight throw (54-07.50 (16.65m)). Leading the Aggie women with event titles were juniors Katelyn Heiner and Spela Hus, along with freshman Hannah Williams. Heiner won the 400m for the second week in a row with a career-best time of 55.47, followed by sophomore Aubrie Haymore in third (57.17) and senior Heidi Peterson in fourth (57.35), as she also finished second in the 60m hurdles (8.92). Hus won the shot put with season-best throw of 46-06.00 (14.17m). Williams won her first event of the season in the mile with a time of 5:05.98. Other Aggie women who finished in the top five included freshmen Chari Hawkins, who took fourth in the 60m hurdles and Kylie Hirschi with a second-place finish in the 800m (2:16.25). Ending the day fifth in their respective events were sophomore Jen Schiess with a high jump of 5-05.00 (1.65m) and freshman Daphne Jones with a triple jump of 35-10.00 (10.92m). During the first day of competition, Lewis captured the top-spot in the 200m with a personal-best and Western Athletic Conference season-best time of 21.34. Also crossing the line in the same event was freshman Parker Bluth in third-place (21.92) and senior Mike Pyrtle in fifth-place (22.27). Freshman Kyle McKenna was the top Aggie in the 3,000m finishing fourth with a time 8:42.52 and junior Damian Szade ended in third with a long jump of 23-05.25 (7.14m). Leading USU's women was junior Sonia Grabowska who cleared the bar at 12-07.50 (3.85m) in the pole vault, finishing second just ahead of fellow junior Aggie Rachelle St. Jeor who cleared 11-05.75 (3.50m). Also performing well was Hus with her career-best weight throw of 50-04.00 (15.34m) giving her fourth-place. Rounding out the top five for the Utah State women was sophomore Marissa Floodman as she took fifth-place in the 3,000m (10-36.22).
Contact: Couper Sorenson - (435) 840-2007
Fri., Feb. 4 --- BOISE STATE, 10 a.m.
Utah State's women's tennis team (1-0) will continue its spring season on Friday, Feb. 4 as it hosts Western Athletic Conference foe Boise State at the Sports Academy & Racquet Club at 10 a.m.
W 7-0 --- at Idaho State
Utah State notched its first win of the season defeating Idaho State, 7-0. Sophomore Jaclyn West posted a straight sets win at No. 1 singles (6-0, 6-2), senior Hailey Swenson won in straight sets at No. 2 singles (6-1, 6-0), sophomore Kristina Voytsekhovich won in straight sets at No. 3 singles (6-2, 7-5), sophomore Romina Nedakovic won in straight sets at No. 4 singles (6-2, 6-2), junior Julie Tukuafu won in straight sets at No. 5 singles (6-0, 6-0), and junior Brianna Harris won in straight sets at No. 6 singles (7-6 (7-5), 6-1). USU also won the doubles point as Swenson and Nedakovic posted an 8-3 win at the No. 1 spot, West and Voytsekhovich notched an 8-3 win at the No. 2 spot, and Tukuafu and senior Taylor Perry recorded an 8-3 win at the No. 3 spot.
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