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BIG 5 NOTES

- USU's women's volleyball team fell to New Mexico State Saturday night, 15-10, 7-15, 6-15, 8-15. Marie Motile and Kristene Spencer led the Aggies with 10 kills apiece. On Friday, New Mexico State beat the Aggies 15-11, 15-10, 11-15, 15-6.- Cross country runners Dave Spence and Jason Pyrah of BYU finished first and second at the BYU Autumn Classic held at East Bay Golf Course Saturday. Spence and Pyrah, who ran the 8,000 meter course with times of 25:33.22 and 25:33.42 respectively, led a strong showing by the Cougars. Although team scores were not kept because the Classic was a non-scoring meet, BYU had five of the top six finishers and seven of the top 10.

- In perfect weather, Utah State's Alisa Nicodemus won the women's cross country race at the BYU Autumn Classic Saturday morning at the East Bay golf course, cruising a shorter distance than the usual 5000-meters in a clocking of 15:42. Placing second was Melinda Courage of UVCC in 15:47.Former BYU standout Mary Graham, who was running unattached in her first outing since returning from an LDS mission to Portugal, finished third in 16:03. BYU's Kim Stossel was fourth (16:08); Anna Pett of SUU was fifth (16:11); Cougar freshman newcomer Melissa Balderas, a Utah state half-mile champ from Skyline High, was sixth (16:20); and Cougar soccer star Kristen Gebhart was a close seventh (16:23).

- BYU's women's golf team opens its 1992-93 season at the University of Oregon invitational in Bend Monday through Wednesday. The 54-hole tournament will be played on the par 72, 5,900-yard Seventh Mountain Golf Village course.

Once again, the Cougars feature an international roster: Lisa Christie, (South Africa), the 1992 WAC Player of the Year; Anna Hagborg Sralla (Sweden); Kara Weitz and Tara Wilde (Canada) are in the lineup this week. Eve Sutter, Afton, Wyoming, the only player on the team to hail from the United States, will also play in Oregon. The Cougars are two-time defending WAC champions.

- BYU's women's volleyball team blitzed Pepperdine 15-8, 15-6, 15-13 Saturday night to log a perfect 3-0 record in the two-day Mizuno Classic.

Senior All-American Tea Nieminen again led the Cougar attack, putting down 20 kills for a .444 hitting percentage, and adding 14 digs on defense. Carol Rawson and Shannan Skidmore added 10 kills for BYU, and setter Charlene Johnson notched 48 assists. Nieminen was voted MVP of the Classic. Others on the all-tournament team were Katy Jameyson, Texas; Michele Fellows, BYU; Errica Hibben, Texas; Blair Noonan, Pepperdine; Julie Whalen, Pepperdine; and Charlene Johnson, BYU. On Friday, BYU upset the seventh-ranked Texas Longhorns 3-1.