WOMEN'S SOCCER: Just two minutes into the first sudden-death overtime period, forward Jaime Rendich's penalty kick gave BYU's women's soccer team a 1-0 league victory at New Mexico on Saturday.

Rendich, the team's leading scorer, picked up her ninth goal of the season to give the Cougars a 2-1-2 MWC record and 6-9-4 overall.

"We played very well today, especially in the first half, which is something we've been struggling with all year," Cougar coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "The opportunities to score were there; we just can't buy a goal. Hopefully this win is a positive thing for the team and will help them confidence."

The final league game of the year for BYU is at Utah 1 p.m. Saturday, before hosting the MWC Championships at South Stadium beginning Nov. 3.


t--> SOCCER: Hailey Marsh got the first of two first-half goals to lead Utah to a 2-0 win at Wyoming on Saturday afternoon in Mountain West Conference soccer. Utah improves to 11-4-2 overall and 2-1-1 in conference play, heading into its final game of the regular season against BYU next Saturday.

On a breezy 40-degree day, the Utes took advantage of having the wind at their backs in the first half by scoring two goals. Wyoming (9-5-4, 2-3 MWC) outshot the Utes 11-5 in the second half but was unable to score thanks to six saves by goaltender Ashley Mason.

"The conditions we played in were tough all weekend, and the team showed great character and maturity in dealing with that," Ute head coach Rich Manning said. "We played very well this weekend, and the intangibles of this team are starting to come together."

Southern Utah

SOCCER: Oakland University netted three second-half goals to outlast Southern Utah's women's soccer team, 4-2, in the Mid-Continent Conference season finale for both teams Saturday in Cedar City. The loss dropped the Thunderbirds out of Mid-Con tournament consideration as SUU ends its conference slate at 2-4-0, 4-11-0 overall, while the Golden Grizzlies leaped over SUU in the conference standings to stay alive for a playoff spot at 3-3-0 and moved to 8-9-0 on the year.

GOLF: Southern Utah's men's golf team took a 4 1/2 to 1 1/2 lead over Utah State after the first day of the teams' Ryder Cup style head-to-head matches being played at Cedar Ridge Golf Course on Saturday.

SUU took a 2-1 lead in alternate-shot play and won two more points in four-ball.