CROSS COUNTRY: With a fourth place finish at the Great America last week, the Cougars now prepare for the pre-Mountain West Conference today in San Diego. Among those competing for the Cougars will be Kristy Barrus, Julie Cameron, Lisa Frischknecht, Sarah Ingebretsen, Allison Passey, Lisa Pratt, Carolyn Quebe and Jenna Taylor. Pratt is the lone senior, and Barrus is the only sophomore. The other six are freshmen. Meanwhile, BYU sophomore Josh Rohatinsky and senior Laura Turner have been selected as the Mountain West Conference men's and women's cross country athletes of the week.
WOMEN'S GOLF: The BYU women's golf team carded a final-round 325 to finish 11th at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Washington on Wednesday. Freshman Juli Wightman led the Cougars with a final-round 78.
MEN'S TENNIS: The Utes completed their second day of competition Friday at the Utah Invitational. Utes Zach Ganger and Miron Mann were victorious in the singles quarterfinals and will advance. Ganger dispatched Colorado State's Peter Bjork in three sets (1-6, 7-5, 6-4). Mann also took care of his opponent, Beck Roghar of Boise State, in three sets (6-2, 2-6, 6-4). Ganger and Mann will play each other in the singles semifinals tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. The winner will advance to the finals scheduled at noon.
In doubles play, Ganger and Mann experienced the same success, defeating Boise State duo Nils Klemman and Beck Roghar (8-2). Ganger and Mann will take on Peter Bjork and Chad Tsuda of Colorado State in the doubles finals tomorrow at 2 p.m. Singles consolation finals will take place at noon. Doubles consolation finals are scheduled for 2 p.m.
SOCCER: After picking up its first road point of the season last Sunday in a 0-0 tie with Pacific, Utah State (3-7-1, 0-1-1) travels to Moscow, Idaho, looking for its first road win in Big West Conference action with the Idaho Vandals (2-7-0, 0-2-0) on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Aggies are 0-11-2 on the road in their last 13 matches, while UI looks to break a three-match losing streak. Idaho is 2-7 overall and 0-2 in the Big West.
WOMEN'S GOLF: Weber State slipped two spots in the final round to finish 11th at the Heather Farr Memorial, hosted by the University of Colorado. Junior Amy Mombert shot the Wildcats' low score of the second round with an even-par 72. Mombert finished with a team-best 152, which was good enough for 13th overall. The Wildcats will be back in action next week as they travel to Boise to play in the Boise State Fall Classic on Monday and Tuesday.
SOCCER: Southern Utah (3-8-0, 2-1-0 Mid-Con) will look to get back into the win column today as the Thunderbirds play host to South Dakota State. The match will kick off at 3 p.m. as part of homecoming festivities.
CROSS COUNTRY: SUU runners Alisha Bezanson and Kevin Sandall were named Mid-Continent Conference athletes of the week for their performances last Saturday at the UC Riverside Invitational. It marks the fourth-straight week a Thunderbird athlete has been honored, with Bezanson earning the award in consecutive weeks and three times overall this season. Sandall is a first-time honoree.
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SOCCER: Chelsea Arnell was named Division I independent soccer newcomer of the week on Oct. 5. Arnell scored the game-winning goal with five minutes remaining in regulation to give UVSC a 3-2 victory over Nevada last Thursday. The goal was her first of the season.
BASEBALL: UVSC is seeking donations for its baseball stadium currently under construction near I-15 and University Parkway. More than $4 million has been raised so far from corporations and individuals in Utah County for the Parkway Crossing Stadium, which is due to open in the spring of 2005.
Former and current UVSC baseball players and their families are encouraged to donate $150 to have their names etched on pavers in front of the stadium. After Nov. 1, unsold pavers will be offered to the public. For more information, contact D.J. Smith, assistant athletic director, at 800 West University Parkway, No. 104, Orem, UT 84058 or phone him at 801-863-8668. His e-mail is: email@example.com.