Weekly Aggie Update

Sept. 6, 2009

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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 6, 2009

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

Next Week
Sat, Sept. 19 --- at Texas A&M, 5 p.m.
• Utah State's football team will take the week off before returning to action on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Texas A&M at 5 p.m. (MT). It will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams. The game is not televised.

Last Week
L, 17-35 --- at No. 19 Utah
• Matt Asiata rushed for a career-high 156 yards and 19th-ranked Utah amassed 519 yards of total offense as the Utes extended its nation-long winning streak to 15 straight games with a 35-17 win against Utah State in both teams season-opener. Sophomore RB Robert Turbin led USU's new spread-offense with a career-high 148 rushing yards, including a school-record 96-yard scamper in the second quarter. The 96-yard run tops the previous school record of 95 yards by Percy Hanson in 1920, the Aggies' longest individual record. Turbin's 148 rushing yards are the most for a USU individual since James Samuals's 159 yards vs. Troy State in 2002. USU ended the game with 221 yards rushing and 342 total yards. Utah State managed just 120 yards of total offense in the second-half, but limited the Utes to 210 yards. Senior S James Brindley led the Aggies with 14 tackles in the game, one shy of his career-high, while sophomore DE Bobby Wagner posted a career-high 12 stops.

VOLLEYBALL
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714

This Week
Tues., Sept. 8 --- UTAH, 7 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 9 --- IDAHO STATE, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 11 --- vs. The Citadel, Flagstaff, Ariz., 4 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 12 --- vs. Wyoming, Flagstaff, Ariz., 4 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 12 --- at Northern Arizona, 7 p.m.
• Utah State will play five matches this week, including two at home as it hosts No. 17 Utah on Tuesday, Sept. 8 and Idaho State on Wednesday, Sept. 9, with both matches beginning at 7 p.m. USU will then travel to Flagstaff, Ariz., during the weekend to compete in the Fiesta Bowl Tournament. The Aggies will begin the tournament on Friday, Sept. 11 against The Citadel at 4 p.m. (MT), play Wyoming on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. (MT), and face host Northern Arizona on Saturday at 7 p.m. (MT).

Last Week
W, 3-2 --- BRIGHAM YOUNG
• Behind career-nights from sophomores Emily Kortsen and Liz McArthur, Utah State's women's volleyball team notched a five-set win (25-18, 21-25, 25-15, 26-28, 15-11) against in-state rival Brigham Young Tuesday night. McArthur recorded a career-high 19 kills in the match and tied her career-high with four block assists, while Kortsen added a career-high 15 kills and hit .387 (15-3-31). Junior middle blocker Shantell Durrant also had an outstanding match for USU as she posted career-highs with 11 kills and nine blocks assists, while hitting .400 (11-3-20), and junior setter Chelsea Fowles had a career-high seven block assists and hit .545 (6-0-11) in the match. Utah State finished the match by hitting a season-high .338 (65-17-142) as compared to a .230 (64-29-152) hitting percentage for BYU. USU also had nine more digs (52-43), six more service aces (10-4) and 7.5 more team blocks (16.5-8.0) in the match.

SOCCER
Contact: Kara Irving - (435) 797-1361

This Week
Fri., Sept. 11 --- at UT San Antonio, 6 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 13 --- at Houston Baptist, 12 p.m.
• Utah State will play a pair of road matches this week at UT San Antonio on Friday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. (MT), and at Houston Baptist on Sunday, Sept. 13 at Noon (MT). USU is 1-0 all-time against UTSA, while its match against HBU will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

Last Week
L, 0-1--- No. 20 OKLAHOMA STATE
T, 1-1 2OT --- WYOMING
• Utah State went 0-1-1 last week at home as it lost to No. 20 Oklahoma State, 1-0, and tied Wyoming, 1-1, in double-overtime. Junior midfielder Stefani Shiozaki scored the Aggies only goal of the weekend, in the 64th minute against UW.

CROSS COUNTRY
Contact: Jackie Banda - (435) 797-8584

Next Week
Sat., Sept. 19 --- at Montana State Open, 9 a.m.
• Utah State's men's and women's cross country teams will take the week off before returning to action on Saturday, Sept. 19 when it travels to Bozeman, Mont., to compete in the Montana State open.

Last Week
W-1st/3; M-1st/2 --- UTAH STATE OPEN
• Utah State men's and women's cross country swept the Utah State Open at the American West Heritage Center last weekend as sophomores Brian McKenna and Ruth Hilton both claimed individual titles. Hilton finished first for the women running the 5K course in 17:17.0, while McKenna finished first on the men's side in the 7K with a time of 21:47.9. USU sophomore Jessie Chugg finished third in the 5K in 17:23.5, while Aggie freshman Alex Litzsinger ran the course in 17:26.7 to finish fourth. Other USU finishers include senior Erin Stratton (17:43.4) in sixth, junior Justin Baugh (17:45.8) in eighth, junior Alica Holt (18:11.3) tabbing 15th, junior Kim Quinn (18:22.1) in 20th, freshman Kaylee Campbell (18:28.5) in 21st, freshman Stephanie Burt (18:34.4) took 24th, freshman Amber Rasmussen (18:44.4) took 26th, freshman Talina Nelson (18:46.3) was 28th, sophomore Amiee Haertel (19:46.8) was 39th, Julia Johnson (20:29.4) was 44th and freshman Brittni Hopkin (22:28.9) finished 48th. On the women's side, Utah State took first, while Weber State finished second and Utah was third. Other Aggie men finishers include junior Chio Lopez who was third (22:08.1), sophomore Steven Atkinson (22:11.6) was fifth, freshman Daniel Howell (22:14.5) was sixth, junior Eric Larson (22:23.5) finished seventh, freshman Kyle Moffet (22:43.3) was 12th, junior Casey Snider (23:13.1) was 17th and freshman Morgan Empey (24:06.4) finished 22nd. As a team the Aggies finished first while Weber State came in second, followed by the Utah Ski team.

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