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Utes top Cougars for first time since 2007

Published: Saturday, Aug. 25 2012 10:38 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — A school-record crowd of 2,364 watched from Ute Field as the Utah soccer team (2-1) took down rival BYU (2-1) for the first time since 2007 with a 1-0 shutout victory.

Sophomore forward Jill Robison delivered the game-winning goal in Utah's inaugural appearance on the Pac-12 Network.

In the 30th minute of play, Robison stole the ball approximately 30 yards from the BYU goal, took a dribble and ripped a shot from 22 yards that found the upper right corner of the net. It was the first goal of the season for Robison, the second of her career, and her first game-winning strike.

Women's volleyball

UTAH 3, PORTLAND 0: At Logan, Utah swept Portland 25-9, 25-21, 25-21 to finish out action at the Utah State Volleyball Invitational with an undefeated record and capture the team title. The Utes went 4-0 on the weekend, and were led by Tournament MVP. Erin Redd who was joined on the all-Tournament team by teammates Chelsey Schofield, Morgan Odale and McKenzie Odale. Portland went 1-3 in the tournament and placed Jacky Rodriguez on the all-Tournament team.

UTAH STATE 3, SOUTHERN UTAH 1: At Logan, behind the resolute defense led by redshirt-freshman middle blocker Elle Brainard and a solid offensive attack led by senior outside hitter Josselyn White, USU topped SUU 24-26, 25-23, 25-18, 25-14. The Aggies rebounded from Friday night's heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Utah.

UTAH 3, WEBER STATE 0: At Logan, Utah improved to 3-0 with a 25-17, 25-13, 25-23 win. Utah hit .216 for the match, getting a match-high 10 kills from Chelsey Schofield.

PORTLAND 3, SOUTHERN UTAH 0: At Logan, Portland opened up the second day of the tournament with a 25-22, 25-17, 25-18 sweep. Emily Liger and Ariel Usher posted nine kills each for UP. SUU was led by Ana Mailoto with 10 kills.

BYU 3, RICE 0: At Houston, tournament MVP Jennifer Hamson's season-high 18 kills helped the Cougars down host Rice 25-23, 25-19, 25-22 to secure the Rice Invitational title Saturday. Newcomer Alexa Gray proved invaluable at outside hitter with 13 kills and fellow freshman Ciara Parker had a personal-best 22 digs. Setter Heather Hannemann had 46 assists.

BYU 3, AIR FORCE 0: At Houston, the Cougars recorded their second sweep of the weekend with a 25-16, 23-12, 25-11 win. Jennifer Hamson and Jessica Jardine each collected 13 kills during the match. Hamson hit .765, a new career best. The team set a new BYU rally-scoring record, hitting .507.

WESTMINSTER 3, ST. MARY (NEB.) 0: At Salt Lake City, the Griffins claimed the title at the Westminster Tournament of Champions with a 29-27, 25-19, 25-19 victory. Stephanie Jones Morin led the Griffin attack with 10 kills and hit .562 on the afternoon.

Men's soccer

WESTMINSTER 2, AVILA (MO.) 0: At Salt Lake City, the Griffins won their season opener thanks to a strike from Bryan Rucklos, in the 19th minute, and an own goal from Avila, in the 60th minute.

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