WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
Sat., Oct. 3 --- COLORADO STATE, 5 p.m. (ESPN3)
• Utah State’s football team (1-2, 0-0) continues its 2015 season this weekend as it begins Mountain West play at home against Colorado State (2-2, 0-0) on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m., in its annual Homecoming game. The game will be streamed live on ESPN3. USU is 32-37-2 all-time against the Rams, including a 17-19-1 home record.
L, 17-31 --- at Washington
• Washington scored the first 10 points of the game and Utah State could never recover as the Huskies posted a 31-17 home win last weekend. Freshman QB Jake Browning completed 22-of-31 passes for 368 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for Washington, which racked up 442 yards of total offense. Redshirt senior QB Chuckie Keeton was 17-of-33 passing for 171 yards and two interceptions for USU, which gained just 254 yards of offense. Senior WR Hunter Sharp had six catches for 74 yards, and also made a touchdown-saving tackle that ultimately led to a score by the Aggies. Defensively, junior LB Nick Vigil led the Aggies with nine tackles, including 1.0 tackles for loss. Senior LB Torrey Green set career highs in tackles (7) and tackles for loss (3.0), and tied his career-high in sacks (1.0), while senior CB Deshane Hines also had a career high in tackles with seven, to go along with a forced fumble. Senior LB LT Filiaga tallied seven tackles, as well. Overall, the Aggies recorded 7.0 tackles for loss and forced three total turnovers as senior CB Tyler Floyd recovered a fumble, junior FS Devin Centers intercepted a pass, and redshirt freshman FS Jontrell Rocquemore returned a fumble forced by senior LB Kyler Fackrell 97 yards for a touchdown in what is the second-longest fumble return in school history. Sophomore RB LaJuan Hunt led the Aggies’ ground attack with 40 yards on 13 carries.
Contact: Megan Allen - (435) 797-5547
Fri., Oct. 2 --- at Fresno State, 8 p.m. (MT)
Sun., Oct. 4 --- at San José State, 1 p.m. (MT)
• Utah State’s soccer team (5-5-1, 0-2-0) continues its 2015 season this week with a pair of Mountain West matches as it plays at Fresno State (1-7-1, 0-1-1) on Friday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. (MT), and at San José State (4-4-2, 2-0-0) on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. (MT). USU is 4-7-3 all-time against the Bulldogs and 7-2-2 all-time against the Spartans.
L, 0-1 --- NEW MEXICO
L, 0-2 --- SAN DIEGO STATE
• Utah State posted an 0-2-0 record last week as it opened Mountain West action in a 1-0 loss to New Mexico and a 2-0 defeat to San Diego State at home. Junior forward Jessica Brooksby led the Aggies offensively with nine shots on the weekend, while junior midfielder Katie Flynn tallied five. Overall, USU attempted 18 shots with seven on goal, while the two opponents combined for 34 shots. Senior goalkeeper Jeannie Woller played the full 90 minutes of both matches, picking up 14 saves while allowing the three goals.
Contact: Kyle Cottam - (435) 797-2066
Thur., Oct. 1 --- FRESNO STATE, 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 3 --- UNLV, 11 a.m.
• Utah State’s volleyball team (4-12, 0-2) continues its 2015 season this week with a pair of Mountain West matches as it hosts Fresno State (8-7, 0-1) on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m., and UNLV (8-5, 1-0) on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m., as part of USU’s Homecoming activities. USU is 14-11 all-time against the Bulldogs and 2-4 all-time against the Rebels.
L, 0-3 --- at #19 Colorado State
L, 1-3 --- at Wyoming
• Utah State posted an 0-2 Mountain West road record last week as it fell at No. 19 Colorado State (3-0) and at Wyoming (3-1). Against the Rams, sophomore OH Rachel Gale had nine kills and six digs as USU hit .044 (21-17-90) and CSU hit .260 (42-17-96). Against the Cowgirls, junior OH Kaylie Kamalu had 15 kills as USU hit .141 (47-27-142) and UW hit .199 (54-24-151).
Contact: Wade Denniston - (435) 797-1361
Sat., Oct. 10 --- UTAH STATE INVITATIONAL, 2 p.m.
• Utah State’s men and women’s cross country teams will continue their 2015 season next weekend as they host the Utah State Invitational at 2 p.m.
W: 10/26; M: 14/23 --- at Minnesota Invitational
• Utah State’s women’s cross country team was led by freshman Kashley Carter, who placed 20th with a time of 22:10.5, to help the Aggie women place 10th out of 26 teams last weekend at the 30th annual Roy Griak Invitational. On the men’s side, Utah State was led by a junior Ben Johnston, who placed 68th with a time of 26:18.9 to help the Aggie men finish 14th out of 23 teams. Finishing behind Carter was sophomore Kelsey Yamauchi, who came in 63rd with a time of 22:55.3. The final three scorers for the Aggie women were senior Jacqueline Winterton, crossing the line 73rd (23:03.8), junior Tori Parkinson, placing 80th (23:06.8), and a 100th-place finish by freshman Lauren Pierson (23:23.0).Following Johnston was sophomore Justin Sheets, who placed 70th with a time of 26:21.5. The final three scorers for the Aggie men were junior Colby Wilson, finishing 87th (26:35.3), freshman Jonathan Stutz, crossing the line 101st (26:46.6), and sophomore Tyler Roberts placing 125th (27:05.6).
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714
Mon.-Tues., Sept. 28-29 --- at Colorado Invitational, All Day
• Utah State’s men’s golf team continues its fall schedule this week as it travels to Boulder, Colo., to compete in the Colorado-hosted Mark Simpson Invitational on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 28-29.
4th/12 --- at Notre Dame Classic
• Utah State senior Seokwon Jeon shot a final round 3-under 68 to finish tied for seventh-place with a 1-under 212 at the Notre Dame-hosted Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic last week. Overall, it was Jeon’s ninth career under par finish and 14th career top 20 placing. Utah State finished in fourth-place in the 12-team field at 9-over 861 (292-284-285). Jeon, who began his final 18 holes tied for 19th-place at 2-over 144 (72-72), tied for the fourth-lowest round of the day with his season-best 3-under 68. Overall, Jeon has now posted 27 rounds under par and 11 rounds in the 60’s during his USU career. Also competing for Utah State was sophomore Braxton Miller who tied for 17th-place at 2-over 215 (72-70-73) for his lowest-ever 54-hole score and best-ever collegiate finish. Juniors Eli Rogers (76-70-71) and Tanner Jenson (72-72-73) both finished tied for 22nd-place at 4-over 217, while fellow junior McCoy Willey finished the tournament tied for 53rd-place at 15-over 228 (80-73-75). Rogers also had his best showing as an Aggie, as he too recorded his lowest-ever 54-hole score (217) and best-ever collegiate finish (T-22nd).
Contact: Sean O’Sullivan - (435) 797-8584
Fri.-Sun., Oct. 2-4 --- at Arizona Invitational, All Day
• Utah State women’s tennis continues its 2015 fall season this weekend as it competes in the Arizona Invitational Friday through Sunday, Oct. 2-4.
NTS --- at BYU Invitational
NTS --- at Air Force Invitational
• Utah State competed at two tournaments last week, the BYU Invitational and the Air Force Invitational. At the BYU Invitational, freshman Alice Patch posted a 1-3 singles record, and freshman Jenna Kane posted an 0-3 singles record. The duo also combined for a 1-1 doubles record. At the Air Force Invitational, junior Ekaterina Tugarinova went a perfect 3-0 in singles, junior Lexi Turley and freshman Monika Van de Vondel both went 2-1 in singles, sophomore Sabrina Demerath posted a 1-2 singles record, and junior Nini Guensler and sophomore Maggie O’Meara both went 0-3 in singles. In doubles, O’Meara and Van de Vondel went 2-1, Demerath and Guensler went 1-2, and Turley and Tugarinova went 0-3.
Contact: Sean O’Sullivan - (435) 797-8584
Thur.-Sun., Oct. 1-4 --- at Boise State Invitational, All Day
• Utah State men’s tennis continues its 2015 fall season this weekend at the Boise State-hosted Dar Walters Fall Classic Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 1-4.
NTS --- at Montana State Invitational
• Utah State competed at the Montana State-hosted Bobcat Invitational last weekend and freshman Luis Lopez claimed the Blue Draw singles title, while Lopez and sophomore Andrew Nakajima won the doubles bracket. Overall, Lopez posted a 4-0 record in singles, freshman Jonas Maier went 3-1 in singles, freshman Dylan Ihmels went 2-1 in singles and Nakajima went 1-2 in singles. In doubles, Nakajima and Lopez went a perfect 4-0, while Maier and Ihmels won the doubles back draw with a 3-1 record.
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