Weekly Aggie Update
Utah State's fall sports continue this week with football, soccer and volleyball all in action.

Sept. 30, 2012

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Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714

This Week
Fri., Oct. 5 --- at BYU, 8:21 p.m. (ESPN)
• Utah State football (4-1) will continue its 2012 season this week with a road game at BYU (3-2) on Friday, Oct. 5 at 8:21 p.m. (MT). The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. USU is 34-44-3 all-time against the Cougars, including a 16-26-1 road record.

Last Week
W, 35-13 --- UNLV
• Career nights from senior running back Kerwynn Williams and sophomore quarterback Chuckie Keeton led Utah State to a 35-13 Homecoming win against UNLV. With the win, the Aggies improve to 4-1 on the year, their best start since 1978, by amassing 564 total yards, the second-most this season and 17th-most in school history. With career-highs of seven catches for 147 yards with one score, Williams amassed the most receiving yards by a non-receiver since Tom Larscheid had 172 receiving yards in 1959. Williams added 20 rushes for 113 yards to also became the first USU player with 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game since Robert Turbin with 116 yards receiving and 104 rushing against Southern Utah in 2009. Keeton threw for a career-best 404 yards on 21-of-34 passing with four touchdowns, one to Williams for 74 yards. The 404 passing yards is the 10th-most in school history and the most since Jose Fuentes threw for 426 against Middle Tennessee in 2002. Two of Keeton's touchdown tosses went to senior wide receiver Chuck Jacobs, who finished with four receptions for a career-high 101 yards, scoring on a 50-yard pass play and a 17-yard catch. The 100-yard receiving tandem of Williams and Jacobs are the first pair of Aggies with 100-yards receiving in the same game since 2002 when Chris Cooley (5-105) and Kevin Curtis (13-177) accomplished the feat against Middle Tennessee. Utah State ended the night with 426 yards passing, which is the eighth-best mark in school history and the most since throwing for 442 yards against Middle Tennessee in 2002. The stout Aggie defense was led by the linebacker tandem of junior Jake Doughty and sophomore Zach Vigil, as Doughty had a career-high 13 tackles and Vigil tied his career-high with 10, while senior cornerback Terrence Alston recorded his first-career interception. The Rebels had 188 yards passing and 117 yards rushing for 305 total yards.

Contact: Kara Fisher - (435) 797-1361

This Week
Fri., Oct. 5 --- UTSA, 3 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 7 --- TEXAS STATE, 1 p.m.
• Utah State women's soccer (5-2-6, 0-0-2) will continue Western Athletic Conference play this week as it hosts UTSA (1-7-2, 0-0-2) on Friday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m., and Texas State (4-8-1, 1-1-0) on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. USU will be facing the Roadrunners for the first-time ever and is 0-1-0 all-time against the Bobcats.

Last Week
T, 0-0 (2OT) --- at New Mexico State
T, 0-0 (2OT) --- at Denver
• Utah State posted an 0-0-2 road record last week with a pair of 0-0 double-overtime ties at New Mexico State and No. 18 Denver. Against NMSU, senior goalkeeper Ashlyn Mulford had five saves, while freshman goalkeeper Jeannie Woller had six saves against DU.

Contact: Zach Fisher - (435) 797-2066

This Week
Thur., Oct. 4 --- NEW MEXICO STATE, 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 6 --- DENVER, 7 p.m.
• Utah State volleyball (10-5, 5-1) will continue Western Athletic Conference play this week as it hosts New Mexico State (11-4, 5-0) on Thursday, Oct. 4 and Denver (8-7, 2-3) on Saturday, Oct. 6 with both matches starting at 7 p.m. (MT). USU is 26-39 all-time against NMSU and 1-0 all-time against DU.

Last Week
W, 3-1 --- at Louisiana Tech
W, 3-0 --- at UT Arlington
• Utah State posted a 2-0 road record last week with wins at Louisiana Tech (3-1) and UT Arlington (3-0). Against the Lady Techsters, senior opposite side hitter Shay Sorensen notched her sixth double-double of the season with 14 kills and 17 digs, and senior outside hitter Josselyn White posted her fourth double-double of the season with 10 kills and a career-high 20 digs. Sophomore outside hitter Rachel Orr added 13 kills, sophomore libero Ashlan Rogers had 17 digs, and redshirt freshman middle blocker Elle Brainard had nine kills and eight blocks. USU finished the match hitting .221 (55-21-154) and LTU hit .083 (47-32-180). Against the Mavericks, White had 17 kills and Sorensen added 11, while Rogers had 15 digs and freshman libero McKell Staheli had a career-high 13 digs. USU hit .284 (48-17-109) in the match and UTA hit .121 (33-20-107).

Contact: Travis Hansen - (435) 512-5861

Next Competition
Sat., Oct. 13 --- at Pre-Nationals, Louisville, Ky., 9 a.m.
• Utah State's men's and women's cross country teams will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 13 when it travels to Louisville, Ky., to compete in a Pre-Nationals meet.

Last Week
W: 11/17; M: 11/15 --- at Minnesota Invitational
• Utah State men's cross country junior Kyle McKenna placed 14th out of 143 runners with a time of 25:08.4 in the Merrill Fischbein Men's Gold eight-kilometer race at the 27th annual Roy Griak Invitational Saturday at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights, Minn. Senior Alex Litzsinger led the USU women, crossing the finish line in 21st-place with a time of 21:56.0 in the Jack Johnson Women's Gold six-kilometer race, which featured 211 runners. Both McKenna and Litzsinger have led the Aggie men and women as the team's top finishers at all three meets this season. As a team, the Utah State women finished in 11th-place with 310 points, while the Aggie men also placed 11th with 243 points. Iowa State claimed the women's top team prize, while host Minnesota won the men's top honors. Other top-75 placers for the USU men were sophomores Kade Jensen (41st, 25:51.4) and Eric Shellhorn (51st, 26:03.3), along with senior Aaron Clements (58th, 26:12.2). Freshman Tylee Newman joined Litzsinger as the Aggie women top-75 finishers as she placed 74th with a time of 23:07.0.

Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714

Next Competition
Mon.-Tues., Oct. 15-16 --- at UMKC Invitational, All Day
• Utah State's men's golf team will continue its fall schedule on Monday, Oct. 15 as it travels to Kansas City, Mo., to compete in the UMKC Invitational.

Last Week
T7/13 --- at Dash Thomas Memorial
• Freshman Reed Platke finished tied for 15th-place with a 1-over 214 at the Boise State hosted Dash Thomas Memorial. Utah State ended the tournament tied for seventh-place in the 13-team field with a 19-over 871 (297-284-290). Washington State won the tournament with a 9-under 843 (286-275-282) and Utah Valley's Mason Casper took medalist honors with a 7-under 206 (66-69-71). Platke began the tournament with a 3-over 74 and then carded a season-best 2-under 69 during his second 18 holes Monday before finishing with an even-par 71 Tuesday. Freshman Seokwon Jeon tied for 43rd with a 9-over 222 (78-67-77), including a 67 during his second round which is the lowest round by an Aggie golfer this year. Senior Kris Sayer also tied for 43rd with a 9-over 22 (78-73-71), as did fellow senior Brendan Dennis who had rounds of 75, 75 and 72. Junior Tanner Higham was USU's fifth competitor and finished tied for 52nd with a 12-over 225 (70-79-76).

Contact: Megan Allen - (307) 707-5340

Next Competition
Thur.-Sat., Oct. 11-13 --- at Utah Open, All Day
• Utah State's men's tennis will continue its fall season on Thursday, Oct. 11 when it travels to Salt Lake City to compete in the Utah Open. The tournament will conclude on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Last Week
NTS --- at ITA All-American Pre-Qualifying Championship
• For the second-time in three years, Utah State senior Sven Poslusny competed in the prestigious Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Men's All-American Pre-Qualifying Championship in Tulsa, Okla., at the Case Tennis Center. In the opening round Saturday, Poslusny fell in straight sets to Eastern Washington's Joseph Cohen (7-6 {7}, 6-2), before defeating Purdue's Arthur Dobradin (6-3, 6-1) in the bonus round.

Contact: Megan Allen - (307) 707-5340

Next Week
Tues.-Sun., Oct. 9-14 --- at ITA Regionals, Las Vegas, All Day
• Utah State women's tennis will conclude its fall season next week at the ITA Regionals in Las Vegas. Action will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 9 and conclude Sunday, Oct. 14.

Last Week
NTS --- at Boise State Open
• Sophomore McKenzie Davis posted a 5-0 singles record last weekend at the Jack Taylor Classic hosted by Boise State to win the singles title in the Blue Flight, defeating Boise State's Marlena Pietzuch in straight sets in the championship match (6-1, 6-4). Davis also teamed with senior Jaci Davis to claim the doubles title, beating BSU's Sandy Vo and Marlena Pietzuch, 8-3. Other Aggies to compete in the tournament include seniors Julie Tukuafu, Kristina Voytsekhovich and Jaci West, sophomore Hillary Hays, and freshmen Kallie Sperry, Amber Stuhlmann and Ashley Stuhlmann.

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