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Brigham Young

Cougars defeat Weber State in volleyball

OGDEN - BYU's women's volleyball team rolled to a 15-4, 15-11, 18-16 win over Weber State Tuesday night in Ogden.

The Cougars, struggling with low hitting percentage and an inability to close out games the last two weeks, hit a sparkling .321 and came back from a 13-9 in the third game to win the match.

"We had a nice effort tonight," said Cougar coach Elaine Michaelis. "We set our goals to not let down in intensity and close out the points and we did that tonight."

While the Cougar starters played well - Angie Walker logged 15 kills, a .414 hitting percentage, and 14 digs, Marianne Clark added seven kills and a team-best .462 hitting percentage, and Amy Steele had seven kills and six blocks - bench players Cynthia Reeves (nine kills) and Laura Miller (three blocks) also had a chance to shine.

Annette Hill and Katie Deisinger led the Wildcats with seven kills each and Hill had a team-high 13 digs.

BYU's record stands at 8-3, while Weber State dropped to 5-6.

Y. golfers drop a notch at New Mexico tourney

ALBUQUERQUE - BYU's women's golf team dropped a notch in the second round of the Dick McGuire Invitational Tuesday.

Junior Ai Lian Lim and freshman newcomer Catalina Navarro shot 5-over-par 78s for the second straight day for 156, but the other Cougar players couldn't match their first-round scores.

Stephanie B. Belnap totaled 78-81 159, Anna Sralla 78-82 160 and Susanne Gillemo 79-83 162 on the par 73, 6,069-yard UNM Championship course. The 36-hole team tally of 312-319 623 puts the Cougars in a 13th-place tie with Tulsa in the field of 18 squads.


Wright captures individual title

Utah senior Jon Wright won the 1994 Grand Canyon/Oak Craft Fall Classic held in Phoenix, Ariz. Wright finished at five under par to drive the Utes into second place. Sophomore David Booth came in at one under par to finish tied for fourth. Utah, with a team total of 873, finished behind the UC Irvine (868) and tied with CS Northridge.

Results: Jon Wright, 71-69-71-211, 1st, David Booth,73-73-69-215, T 4th, Scott Clark, 81-72-72-225, T 36, Troy Jones, 77-75-75-227, T 43, John Tagge, 76-77-75-228, T49.

Ute volleyball announces weekend promotions

Friday is "Coke's Recycle the Rams Night" at the Utah-Colorado State volleyball match at 7 p.m. at the Crimson Court. Fans get $1 off admission with any Coca-Cola product. Bottles of PowerAid will be distributed.

Saturday is "Couch Potato Night," where fans can bring a potato to the Utah-Wyoming match and receive a $1 off admission. The potato will be donated to the food shelf and bags of potato chips will be distributed.

Last week, the Utes (4-8, 0-2) opened the WAC season with a pair of losses at Fresno State and San Diego State. In the Fresno game, Sharman Grant had 20 kills for the Utes. Julie Kirby recorded 14 kills and 13 digs against the Aztecs.

Ute cross country teams head to Chili Pepper meet

The Utah men's and women's cross country teams travel to Fayetteville, Ark., to compete in the Chilie Pepper Festival Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. The Ute women will compete against top 20 teams from the U.S. The men compete against a 17-team field.

In the Utes' last outing, the men finished second out of nine teams at the Aztec Invitational in San Diego on Sept. 17. Lucas Lucio was the top performer for the Utes, finishing sixth with a time of 26:09. Other Ute finishers were Ray Jensen (9th), Steven Sumsion (17th), Torry Kraftson (22nd), Phil Stoddard (24th), Kregg Chidester (27th), Sean Lehman (30th), Thomas Porter (50th).

The women's team took a fourth-place finish out of 10 teams. Jennifer Lewis was the top Utah runner, clocking an 18:47 time for 12th place. Other Ute finishers: Melinda Courage (15th), Dayna Pack (23rd), Paula Morrison (35th), Valerie Hooper (42nd) and Shannon Olmstead (72nd).

Weber State

Big Sky honors Weber's Smeeth and Jones

BOISE, Idaho - Weber State's Chris Jones and Andrew Smeeth have been named Big Sky Conference athletes of the week in their respective sports.

Jones was the top Big Sky finisher in the Mountain West Classic cross country meet in Missoula, Mont., last week, placing 8th among collegiate runners and 13th overall. His time was 25:03 over an 8,000-meter course.

Smeeth placed third at the Husky Invitational in Mukilteo, Wash., with a 54-hole total of 223. He was the highest finisher from the Big Sky, also beating all the golfers from nationall-ranked BYU.