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

Oct. 3, 2011

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WEEKLY AGGIE UPDATE - OCTOBER 3, 2011

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

This Week
Sat., Oct. 8 --- WYOMING, 6 p.m. (KCSG TV)
• Utah State's football team (1-3) will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 8 when it hosts Wyoming (3-1) at 6 p.m. The game will be televised regionally on KCSG (Comcast Ch. 116). USU is 34-24-4 all-time against the Cowboys including a 21-10-1 record at home.

Last Week
L, 24-27 --- at Brigham Young
• Junior running back Robert Turbin rushed for 123 yards including an 80-yard touchdown burst on the first offensive play of the game, but BYU scored the final 14 points, including the winning TD with 11 seconds remaining as the Cougars rallied for a 27-24 win against Utah State at LaVell Edwards Stadium Friday. Utah State, who has now lost three games in the waning seconds, falls to 1-3 on the season with the loss, while BYU improves to 3-2 with the win. Utah State finished the game with 294 yards rushing as part of its 406 yards of total offense. BYU amassed 451 yards (200-rushing, 251-passing), including 198 yards in the final quarter. BYU also won the time of possession battle, 34:13 to 25:47, and had 11 more first downs (29-18). Freshman quarterback Chuckie Keeton finished the game 13-of-25 passing for 122 yards including two touchdowns, while senior tight end Tarren Lloyd caught a team-best three passes for 24 yards. Turbin also had two catches for 22-yards on the night, including a 24-yard TD. Senior running back Michael Smith had another productive night for the Aggies as he carried the ball nine times for 85 yards, including a 53-yard scamper in the fourth quarter. Senior linebacker Bobby Wagner had a game-high 11 tackles and senior safety Walter McClenton added nine stops.

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

This Week
Fri., Oct. 7 --- NEW MEXICO STATE, 3 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 9 --- LOUISIANA TECH, 1 p.m.
• Utah State's soccer team (8-4-1, 0-1-0) will continue Western Athletic Conference play this week with a pair of home matches as it hosts New Mexico State (7-5-1, 0-1-0) on Friday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m., and Louisiana Tech (8-2-4, 1-0-0) on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. USU is 2-0-0 all-time against NMSU and 6-0-0 all-time against the Lady Techsters.

Last Week
L, 1-2 (2OT) --- at Hawai'i
• Utah State lost its Western Athletic Conference opener at Hawai'i, 2-1, in double overtime last weekend. The Rainbow Wahine took the early lead in the 45th minute, but the Aggies tied the score in the 74th minute when freshman midfielder Lexie Morgan netted her second goal in as many matches. Neither team could net the game-winning goal in the final 25 minutes of regulation, sending the match to overtime, and no one scored in the first extra frame. In the 105th minute, UH's Rachel Domingo took a corner kick that Brittani Lum knocked into the goal for the game-winner. Senior goalkepper Molli Merrill ended the match with three saves while her UH counterpart Kanani Taaca had four saves. Both teams had 13 shots in the match, while there were 34 fouls and three cards issued, including two yellows on USU.

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

This Week
Fri., Oct. 7 --- at Idaho, 8 p.m.
• Utah State's volleyball team (7-10, 2-2) will continue Western Athletic Conference play this week with a road match at Idaho (7-9, 2-2) on Friday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. (MT). USU is 17-18 all-time against the Vandals including a 7-9 road record.

Last Week
W, 3-1 --- at Louisiana Tech
L, 0-3 --- at New Mexico State
• Utah State went 1-1 last weekend on the road as it defeated Louisiana Tech (3-1) and lost to New Mexico State (3-0). Against the Lady Techsters, senior All-American outside hitter Liz McArthur had 20 kills and 13 digs for her ninth double-double of the season and 21st of her career, while freshman outside hitter Rachel Orr had season-highs with 14 kills and 23 digs for her first career double-double. Junior opposite side hitter Shay Sorensen added 12 kills, while junior libero Laurel Bodily had 19 digs. USU hit .237 (55-23-135) in the match and LTU hit .047 (29-22-148). Against NMSU, Orr tied her season-high with 14 kills while McArthur added 11. Bodily finished with 11 digs and freshman setter Paige Neves contributed 10 digs. USU hit .121 (38-24-116) in the match and NMSU hit .238 (43-18-105).

CROSS COUNTRY
Contact: Travis Hansen - (435) 512-5861

Next Week
Fri., Oct. 14 --- at Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, 12 p.m.
• Utah State's men's and women's cross country teams will return to action on Friday, Oct. 14 when it travels to Madison, Wis., to compete in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational.

Last Week
M: 15/26; W: 27/28 --- at Notre Dame Invitational
• Utah State men's cross country team finished 15th at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday with senior Brian McKenna being the highest finishing Aggie, ending the day in 33rd-place (24:48) on the five-mile course. The USU women tabbed a 27th-place finish. Other Aggie men finishing in the top 100 out of 200 runners included senior Daniel Howell who finished the race with a time of 24.51 in 40th-place along with sophomore Kyle McKenna in 89th-place (25:20). For the Utah State women, sophomore Hannah Williams was the only Aggie to cross the line in the top 100 as she finished with a time of 18:06, good enough for 86th-place in the five-kilometer race. Other Aggie men finishers include senior Hunter Nelson in 105th (25:31); senior Eric Larson in 106th (25:32); sophomore Devin Lang in 125th (25:46); freshman Austin Neuner in 155th (26:09); freshman Eric Shellhorn in 185th (26:44); and freshman Corey Kimzey in 189th (26:51). Other Aggie women finishers include senior Jessie Chugg in 165th (18:48); junior Stephanie Burt in 180th (18:55); freshman Brittany Bushman in 190th (19:05); junior Kaylee Campbell in 197th (19:10); sophomore Cherice Chugg in 209th (19:28); sophomore Brittany Fisher in 212th (19:36) and freshman Tessa Brown in 221st (20:11).

MEN'S GOLF
Contact: Doug Hoffman - (435) 797-3714

Next Week
Mon.-Tue., Oct. 10-11--- at Weber State Invitational, All Day
• Utah State's men's golf team will return to action on Monday, Oct. 10 when it travels to Layton, Utah to compete in the Weber State hosted Wildcat Invitational.

Last Week
9/10 --- at Dash Thomas Memorial, Boise, Idaho
• Utah State finished in ninth-place in the 10-team Dash Thomas Memorial hosted by Boise State with a 35-over 887 (299-285-303). Freshman Brennan Coburn was Utah State's top finisher for the third time this fall as he tied for 27th with a 7-over 220 (74-74-72). Senior Chanse Godderidge finished tied for 35th with a 10-over 223 (73-71-79), and freshman Andrew Paulson also tied for 35th after rounds of 79, 72 and 72 for his 10-over 223. Sophomore Tanner Higham tied for 45th with a 13-over 226 (73-72-81), and junior Brendan Dennis finished tied for 59th with a 21-over 234 (84-70-80). Utah State freshman Tanner Jenson also competed in the tournament as an individual and finished tied for 14th with an even-par 213 (72-69-72).

WOMEN'S TENNIS
Contact: Couper Sorenson - (435) 840-2007

Next Week
Tue.-Sun., Oct. 11-Oct. 16 --- at ITA Regional, Las Vegas, All Day
• Utah State's women's tennis team will return to action on Tuesday, Oct. 11 when it travels to Las Vegas, Nev., to compete in the ITA Regional.

Last Week
NTS --- at Boise State Classic
• Freshman McKenzie Davis was Utah State's top individual at the Jack Taylor Classic hosted by Boise State last weekend as she ended singles play with a 1-1 record, while going 2-1 in doubles action as her and Kristina Voytsekhovich went 2-0 in the consolation bracket of the blue flight. Davis also played doubles with senior Brianna Rowland. In orange flight doubles action, senior Monica Abella and junior Sadi Wilkins captured an 8-3 win over Weber State's double duo of Carly Lloyd and Mandee Miller. Other Aggies to compete during the weekend included senior Romina Redakovic, junior Jaclyn West, and freshman Kimberly Watts.

MEN'S TENNIS
Contact: Couper Sorenson - (435) 840-2007

Next Week
Thur.-Sat., Oct. 13-15 --- at Utah Intercollegiate, All Day
• Utah State's men's tennis team will return to action on Thursday, Oct. 13 when it travels to Salt Lake City to compete in the Utah Intercollegiate.

Last Competition
NTS --- at Weber State Open
• Freshman Marcus Fritz led Utah State at the Weber State Fall Open last week as he defeated Idaho State's Nate Gross in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) to win the flight two singles championship title. After winning by default in the quarterfinals, Fritz defeated Weber State's Caio Poitena in three sets (4-6, 6-3, 6-3) to advance to the finals. Other Aggies to compete during the weekend include senior Nate Ballam, sophomore Fredrik Peterson, freshmen Jordan Barlow, Matt Sweet, Curran Wearmouth and Andrew Whiting, and junior Sven Poslusny who advanced to the flight one finals.

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