April 16, 2012
LOGAN, Utah -
Utah State Weekly Aggie Update
WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - APRIL 16, 2012
Contact: Couper Sorenson - (435) 840-2007
Wed., April 18 --- IDAHO STATE, 4 p.m.
Fri., April 20 --- SAN JOSE STATE (DH), 2 p.m.
Sat., April 21 --- SAN JOSE STATE, 12 p.m.
Utah State's softball team (14-28, 2-10) will begin its week with a non-conference home game against Idaho State (7-29) on Wednesday, April 18 at 4 p.m., before returning to Western Athletic Conference play this weekend with a three-game home series against San Jose State (22-20, 6-4). The two teams will play a doubleheader on Friday, April 20 beginning at 2 p.m., followed by a single game on Saturday, April 21 at 12 p.m.
W, 8-7 --- UTAH VALLEY
W, 7-4; W, 10-3 (6) --- WEBER STATE
L, 6-15 (6); L 0-2 --- at Brigham Young
L, 4-6 --- at Brigham Young
Freshman outfielder Hailey Froton helped Utah State to a 3-3 record last week as it defeated Utah Valley (8-7) and swept a doubleheader from Weber State (7-4, 10-3), before losing all three games in a Western Athletic Conference series at Brigham Young (15-6, 2-0, 6-4). Fronton's best game of the week came in USU's 8-7 win against UVU as she was 2-of-3 at the plate with a home run and three runs batted in. For the week, Froton hit .400 (8-20) with eight runs batted in, four runs scored, two home runs, two walks, one double and one stolen base.
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
Fri.-Sat., April 27-28 --- at BYU PING Cougar Classic, All Day
Utah State's men's golf team will continue its 2012 spring season on Friday, April 27 when it competes in the BYU hosted PING Cougar Classic.
23rd/23 --- at Wyoming Classic, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Utah State finished in 23rd-place at the 23-team Wyoming Cowboy Classic played in Scottsdale, Ariz., last week with a 45-over 885 (287-280-309). Sophomore Tanner Higham finished tied for 57th with a 5-over par 215 (66-68-81), which is his collegiate-best 54-hole score. Senior Chanse Godderidge finished tied for 101st with a 13-over 223 (74-73-76), freshman Brennan Coburn tied for 111th at 15-over 225 (75-73-77), freshman Tanner Jenson finished in 116th-place with a 17-over 227 (73-77-77), and junior Kris Sayer tied for 117th at 18-over 228 (74-75-79).
Contact: Megan Allen - (307) 707-5340
Sat., April 21 --- at Nevada, 11 a.m.
Utah State women's tennis (9-9, 1-2) continues its 2012 season this week with a road match at Nevada on Saturday, April 21 at 11 a.m. (MT).
W, 7-0 --- IDAHO STATE
Utah State won its only match of the week as it defeated Idaho State at home, 7-0. In singles play, freshman McKenzie Davis won in straight sets at the first position (6-1, 6-0), junior Jaci West won in three sets at the second position (6-3, 6-7, 11-9), junior Kristina Voytsekhovich won in straight sets at the third position (6-3, 6-1), senior Romina Redakovic won in straight sets at the fourth position (6-4, 6-1), senior Monica Abella won in straight sets at the fifth position (6-1, 6-3), and junior Julie Tukuafu won in straight sets at the sixth position (6-0, 6-2).USU also claimed the doubles point as Davis and West teamed up for an 8-0 win at the No. 1 spot, Nedakovic and Voytsekhovich posted an 8-2 win at the No. 2 spot, and Tukuafu teamed with senior Brianna Rowland for an 8-1 win at the No. 3 spot.
Contact: Megan Allen - (307) 707-5340
Tues., April 17 --- at Weber State, 10 a.m.
Wed., April 18 --- IDAHO STATE 1:30 p.m.
Fri., April 20 --- at Nevada, 1 p.m.
Utah State men's tennis (4-11, 0-4) will continue its 2012 season this week with three matches as it plays at Weber State on Tuesday, April 17 at 10 a.m., hosts Idaho State on Wednesday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m., and plays at Nevada on Friday, April 20 at 1 p.m., in a Western Athletic Conference match.
L, 0-7 --- IDAHO
L, 0-7 --- HAWAI'I
Utah State dropped a pair of Western Athletic Conference home matches last week to Idaho (6-1) and Hawai'i (7-0). Against the Vandals, junior Sven Poslusny posted a straight sets win at No. 1 singles (6-4, 6-3) and teamed with freshman Marcus Fritz for a 9-8 win at the first doubles position for the only two USU wins in the match. Other Aggies to compete during the weekend include senior Nate Ballam, junior Lenny Whiting, sophomore Andrew Whiting, and freshmen Brandon Nielsen, Matt Sweet and Curran Wearmouth.
OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Contact: Travis Hansen - (435) 512-5861
Fri.-Sat., April 20-21 --- MARK FALDMO INVITATIONAL
Utah State's outdoor track and field teams will continue its 2012 season on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21 when it hosts its lone outdoor meet of the season in the Mark Faldmo Invitational.
M: 1/8; W: 1/9 --- at Sacramento State Invitational
Utah State's men and women's track and field teams won both team titles along with seven event titles as part of 36 top-five finishes Saturday at Sacramento State's Mondo Mid-Major Challenge at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, Calif. The Aggie women totaled 148 points, topping Western Athletic Conference foe Fresno State's 123 points. The USU men amassed 158.5 points, edging out host Sacramento State with 153 points. Winning events for USU were seniors Sonia Grabowska in the pole vault (13-05.25) and Lindsey Spencer in the discus (178-09), along with junior Silas Pimentel in the 200m (21.62), sophomore AJ Boully in the 400m hurdles (52.84) and freshman Nic Bowens in the 100m (10.49). Spencer extended her current Aggie record in the discus with a mark of 54.48m (178-09). The women's 4x400m relay team and the men's 4x100m relay team also earned top honors with times of 3:45.54 and 41.04, respectively. The women's relay team consisted of seniors Camille Fehlberg and Katelyn Heiner as well as juniors Aubrie Haymore and Bailee Whitworth. The men's relay team consisted of Bowens, Boully and Pimentel along with junior Will Henry. Spencer's school-record mark also leads the Western Athletic Conference and is the ninth-best toss in the nation this season. She also moved up to No. 5 in school history for the shot put with a throw of 14.93m (48-11.75). Sophomore Sam Nielson threw the javelin 43.00m (141-01) to place third, with a mark that ranks third-best all-time in Utah State history, while Bowens tied Anthony Stewart with the 10th-best time in school history in the 100m (10.49). Overall, in addition to their seven titles, the Aggies had athletes take second-place in eight events, third-place in 10 events, fourth-place in six events and fifth-place in five events.
On Friday, Utah State's men and women's track and field teams won three event titles as part of nine top-five finishes. Winning events for the Aggies were senior Daniel Howell, junior Jon Goble and freshman Mariah Thompson. Howell won the 5,000m with a personal-best time of 14:12.41, ranking him fifth all-time in Utah State history. Goble won five of the 10 decathlon events to capture the title with a personal-best point total of 6,603, which ranks him ninth in USU history, while Thompson took top honors in the high jump clearing a personal-best 1.70m (5-07.00). Joining Goble in the top five of the decathlon were fellow juniors Jordan McMurray in third-place (5,444 points) and Sam Hawkins in fifth-place (5,209 points), respectively. The point totals for McMurray and Hawkins are also personal-best marks. Freshman Jodi Williams finished in second-place in the high jump as she cleared 1.65m (5-05.00) to tie her personal-best height. Sophomores Kyle McKenna, Bryce Hall and Cherice Chugg also placed in the top five of their respective events with McKenna placing third in the 5,000m (14:38.46), while Hall placed fourth in the discus [48.09m (157-09)] and Chugg captured fifth in the 5,000m (18:31.60).