College sports roundup: Arizona Wildcats stifle Utah Ute rally

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 13 2015 3:23 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — After rallying from a 7-0 deficit to tie the game at 7-7, the Utes fell in the late innings to close out the series with Arizona, 11-7.

Arizona scored two runs in the second inning and three runs in the third to take a 7-0 lead before the Utes started their comeback with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third. Tyler Relf started things off with a bunt single, and moved around to third after a bobbled catch on a ground ball from James Brooks. Relf scored when Connor Eppard grounded out, and Parker Morin singled in Brooks.

After stranding two on in the fourth inning, Utah had five-straight hits in the fifth inning en route to scoring five runs and tie the game at 7-7. Shaun Cooper had the big hit for Utah in the inning with a bases-loaded two-RBI double, which included hits from Brooks, Eppard, Trey Nielsen and Morin. Although Biss Larsen had a late double to the left field corner in the inning, he was one of two runners stranded on base.

Arizona pulled back ahead in the sixth off singles from Joey Rickard and Alex Mejia. The Wildcats added an insurance run in the eighth inning. Although they loaded the bases with just one out, pitcher Tony Vocca got out of the inning allowing just one run on a sacrifice fly.

Utah had its chances in the late innings, stranding two runners on base in both the sixth and eighth innings. In the eighth, the Utes had one-out back-to-back singles from Morin and Nielsen, but Arizona reliever Mathew Troupe struck out the next two batters to end the Utah rally.

Arizona scored two more runs in the top of the ninth after Ryan Moore had an RBI triple and scored on a wild pitch.

"I was proud of the way that we got back into the game today, but unfortunately we couldn't get the key hit in the late innings," Utah head coach Bill Kinneberg said.

Utah was led at the plate by Morin, who had a 4-for-5 day. Nielsen and Eppard each had two hits with Eppard also adding two RBIs. Cooper also drove in two runs.

Utah starter Kesley Kondo pitched 21/3 innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits. Tanner Tripp was strong over five innings, striking out four and allowing two runs on four hits. He earned the loss to fall to 0-2 on the season.

The Utes play their ninth home game in a row against Utah Valley on Tuesday at 6 p.m., before traveling to Washington State for a Pac-12 series beginning on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

BYU 8, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 6: At Provo, Alex Wolfe's two-run double in the seventh inning gave BYU its only lead in the victory over the league-leader.

"It was a cheap double, but a double is a double," BYU coach Vance Law said of Wolfe's floater down the right field line. That double scored Jaycob Brugman and pinch-hitter Kelton Caldwell who singled to tie the game, 6-6, earlier that frame.

To the delight of most of the 1,931 fans in attendance, all four runs in that seventh came with two outs after LMU retired the first two batters of the inning.

"Wolfe battled and we can depend on him being ready to play," said Law of the senior co-captain who was two-and two in the seventh-inning count. "Every series is a big one. For us to take two of three against LMU was huge."

Those four runs weren't the only ones the Cougars scored with two outs. Down 5-0 in the fifth, BYU scored three of its four unearned runs with two out.

"We're a two-out team, we've been doing it all year," said BYU infielder Austin Hall. "Even though we are down, we find a way to score runs with two outs. I needed to get a big hit. I haven't played second this year, so it's nice Coach has confidence in me."

Hall smashed a two-out double down the left field corner in the fifth to close the gap to 5-3 and then scored off Brugman's single. Hall started the day at third base, batting cleanup, and then switched to second base in the seventh.

The seventh-inning rally allowed reliever David Parry, now 2-0, to earn the victory on the mound. With the momentum swing, relievers Chris Howard and Mason "the Mantis" Marshall were most effective in the eighth and ninth innings.

"Today Mason's fastball hit 90," said Law of Marshall's seventh save, his second this week. "He has kept guys off balance all year long."

"This was a must-win game," said Hall. "We have confidence in Mason. We're a resilient team, we never quit and we battle hard."

LMU (13-14, 4-2 WCC) used solo home runs by Tanner Donnels and Shon Roe in the third and fourth innings, respectively, to build its 5-0 lead.

BYU (14-12, 6-3 WCC) took two of three from the Lions and now gets a break from league play with four nonconference games at Seattle University, starting Thursday with a doubleheader.

SUU 4-5, WESTERN ILLINOIS 1-4: At Macomb, Ill., the Thunderbirds are off to a a perfect 3-0 start in league action after riding a strong outing from junior pitcher Kelsey Outram in Game 1 followed by a 4-for-4 outing at the plate for David Headley in the backend of the doubleheader to sweep the series.

In Game 1, Bo Cuthbertson started the scoring after he got on base with an infield single and then reached third as Justin Neuhart hit a ground-rule double to left center. The SUU shortstop then reached home on a wild pitch to put his team up 1-0. Another ground-rule double in the following inning, this time off the bat of Tariq Staton, would then extend the lead to 2-0 for Southern Utah.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Leathernecks used a triple from Manny Reyes and an RBI sac fly from Matt Igara to cut the SUU advantage in half with the score at 2-1. The Thunderbirds answered with two runs in the eighth, taking advantage of a pair of Western Illinois fielding errors and an RBI single hit by Ronnie Burton Jr. to go ahead by three.

After proving to be the hero with a three-run ninth inning home run in the series opener, Headley continued to swing the bat well. The Thunderbird outfielder hit a solo shot in the first inning of the second game for his second career round-tripper and then added another ground-rule RBI double two innings later. He would account for another run in the inning after coming around to score as Cuthbertson drove an RBI single through the right side to put SUU out in front 3-1.

The Leathernecks' first run of the game came on an error in the bottom of the first and they then added another run as second baseman Brent Turner grounded into an RBI in the third inning to score Reyes. The pair of runs for WIU helped to narrow Southern Utah's advantage to 3-2.

Headley and Cuthbertson were back at again in the top of the seventh as they came through with back-to-back RBI singles to help SUU stretch its lead to 5-2. WIU was able to plate a couple of runs in the bottom half of the inning, but the Thunderbirds held on for the 5-4 win.

It was an impressive day for Southern Utah pitchers as both starters picked up wins after throwing two complete games. Outram allowed just one run while spreading five hits and four strikeouts over nine innings to improve to 2-5 on the year. Joe Karlik then held the Leathernecks to four runs on six hits with three strikeouts to move his record up to 1-2. Dustin Hunter (2-2) and Nick Smith (3-3) took the losses for WIU.

SUU got big numbers from Headley who finished the day 4-of-9 with a home run for three RBIs and three runs scored. Cuthbertson was 4-for-7 at the plate with two RBIs and a run.

The two teams will wrap up their four-game series with a single game set for Sunday at 10 a.m.

UTAH VALLEY 5-13, NORTH DAKOTA 0-3: At Orem, the Wolverines (17-11) ran their win streak to 10 games with a three-hit shutout from Adam Gunn in the first game and then their first five hitters scored in the second game.

"It was a good weekend. It was nice to see Adam give us that start in the first game. He controlled it the whole way," said head coach Eric Madsen. "I was really pleased with our guys. They did what they had to do. We still have a lot of things we have to improve on but to be 5-0 this week after playing the No. 4 team and to open conference is great."

Gunn threw the Wolverines' first individual complete-game shutout of the season. It's the third time this season UVU has shut out its opponent. The junior right-hander retired the first nine UND batters of the game and went on to strike out five while allowing just three hits.

Jake Rickenbach supplied the game's first RBI in the third inning when his single to right-center drove in Alex Exon.

The Wolverines would add to the 1-0 lead the very next inning; with the bases loaded and one down, Exon drove a single through the left side of the infield, scoring Billy Burgess. Willie Pratt then gave UVU a 3-0 lead with a sacrifice fly to right field that plated Goose Kallunki.

In the sixth inning, UVU used a two-out rally to add onto the lead with two more runs. Back-to-back singles from Jordy Hart and Pratt got things started before Rickenbach worked a walk to load the bases. Sean Moysh then delivered a two-run single up the middle to plate Hart and Pratt, extending the lead to 5-0.

Exon had two hits to lead UVU in the opener while Gunn improved to 4-3 with the win. Jeff Campbell also pitched a complete game for the Fighting Sioux but took the loss after allowing five runs (three earned) on the seven hits.

In Game 2, North Dakota jumped on top with a two-run home run by Campbell in the first, but then UVU's Billy Burgess and Austin Heaps both had RBI singles and Goose Kallunki capped the scoring with his third home run of the week, a three-run blast that made it 5-2.

Heaps tripled in the second inning to drive in Burgess and Sean Moysh singled home two runs in the third as Utah Valley took a 9-2 lead after three.

Willie Pratt's base hit in the fourth brought in two more before Jordy Hart singled home another run to give the Wolverines a 12-2 advantage.

Campbell had an RBI single in the fifth to put another run on the board for the Fighting Sioux. Pratt then ended the game early on a single through the left side that scored Kallunki with two on and one out in the eighth.

Heaps and Pratt both finished with three hits in the second game with Pratt and Kallunki each driving in three runs.

Kole Mickolio got the win after throwing an inning in relief. It's Mickolio's first win on the mound since 2009 after the right-hander missed the last two seasons due to injury. Brett DeGagne' took the loss for North Dakota, which got a 4-for-4 game at the plate from Campbell.

The 10-game winning streak has come during an 11-game home stand and UVU will now hit the road next week for five games starting Tuesday at Utah at 6 p.m. from Spring Mobile Ballpark. The Wolverines also play four league games at Chicago State beginning Friday.

NO. 18 SLCC 6-8, SOUTHERN NEVADA 4-3: At Salt Lake City, the Bruins (27-5, 18-3) notched the four-game sweep as Rhett Parkinson got the Game 1 win, giving way to Dane Fuller for the one-out save. Nathan Fishel was 2 for 3 with a double, home run and two runs driven home. Palmer Page was 2 for 3 with two RBIs in the win.

Ruddy Acosta and Mike Springer combined to get the final win with Springer throwing three shutout innings. The Bruins used a four run fourth inning to secure the win with Braden Anderson going 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBI's. Dominique Taylor was 2 for 4 with a triple and Colton Barkdull was 2 for 3 with an RBI.


NO. 1 CAL 11-12, UTAH 3-3: At Salt Lake City, freshman outfielder Kate Dickman registered two hits and two RBIs on the day, but it wasn't enough for the Utes to avoid dropping a pair of contests.

Utah (23-12, 0-6 Pac-12) had three players with multi-hit days as junior shortstop Kelsi Hoopiiaina and senior third baseman Whitney Holm both turned in two hits apiece, while Holm was credited with her 32nd RBI of the season. Hoopiiana went a perfect 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts and also drew two walks to post a team-high .667 on-base percentage in the doubleheader.

In the circle, senior right-hander Generra Nielson was pinned with the loss in both contests and fell to 17-9 in pitching decisions this year. Nielson threw 62/3 innings against the Golden Bears, striking out six Cal hitters.

BYU 0-7, HAWAII 1-3: At Provo, despite record attendance (1,953 fans) and superb pitching from junior Hannah Howell, BYU (24-11, 4-3 WAC) was unable to gain a run in the first game.

Any other day, Howell's two-hit, five-strikeout performance would have been enough for a win, but Hawai'i pitcher Stephanie Ricketts held BYU just to one hit.

After two consecutive walks drawn by Hawai'i in the top of the sixth, a deep hit to center field was caught but advanced runners to second and third. A walk loaded the bases and a short grounder back to the pitcher permitted the Rainbow Wahine runner on third to make it home and put the game's only run on the board.

BYU's Delany Willard singled to center field in the bottom of the fourth for BYU's lone hit of the game, but was put out in an attempt to steal second to end the inning.

In Game 2, BYU came out with a vengeance, scoring six runs in the bottom of the first inning. Hawai'i had previously given up a season-high four runs in two other games this season before the Cougar bats came alive.

The Cougars hit the holes they couldn't find in the first game, racking up singles and sending around six runners on Hawai'i pitcher Kaia Parnaby, who had a 0.74 ERA and 12-1 record in 13 appearances coming into the game.

Senior Jessica Dugas went 2 for 2 in the first inning alone, starting things off for the Cougars with a single. After a walk and a successful double steal, sophomore and Hawai'i native Katie Manuma laced a hit to right field, scoring Dugas and JC Clayton.

Ashlee Brawley, Anna Hudson and Dugas each added an RBI single in the inning while Carly Duckworth brought in another on a fielder's choice to give BYU starter Tori Almond plenty of room going into the second inning.

Almond (8-2) struck out seven and allowed just one earned run.

"If we keep playing how we did in that second game, we're on the right track," Eakin said.

In the top of the sixth, Hawai'i's Jessica Iwata's homer to left field brought in teammate Tara Anguiano to finish out the scoring.

Up next for the Cougars is a game at Idaho State on Monday at 4 p.m. in the first of a five-game week for BYU, including a home game Wednesday against Utah Valley and a three-game series beginning Friday.

FRESNO STATE 8-5, UTAH STATE 0-2: At Fresno, Calif., the Bulldogs (27-15, 7-1 WAC) broke the first game open in the bottom of the second inning, scoring eight runs on six hits.

Utah State (11-25, 2-7 WAC) looked to rally in the top of the fourth as sophomore outfielder Kassandra Uchida delivered a lead-off bloop single, giving USU its first base runner for the day. Senior infielder Kelley Kaneshiro got on base after being hit by a pitch, her 11th of the season, moving a runner into scoring position, but the Aggies could not convert.

Utah State starting pitcher senior Dani Chaplin (2-4) was charged with the loss, while Fresno State's starting pitcher Michelle Moses picks up her 16th win of the season, improving to 16-10 overall. Junior pitcher Mandy Harmon entered the game with one out in the second and allowed only one run in 22/3 innings of work.

In the final game, Fresno State once again took an early lead, plating a run in the bottom of the first inning.

Kaneshiro looked to respond in the top of the second, delivering a lead-off single, but the Bulldogs handled the threat.

In the third inning, the Aggies were able to get runners on first and second on two hits. Junior infielder Christine Thomsen sent a ball to deep center field that looked like trouble, but Fresno State centerfielder Brenna Moss made an impressive run-saving catch to end the inning.

The Bulldogs went to work once again offensively, scoring two runs in the bottom of the third, stretching their lead over Utah State to 3-0. Harmon prevented more damage by striking out Kaitlin Griffin to end the inning with the bases loaded for Fresno State.

The home team added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, pushing its lead out even further, 5-0. Harmon proved her toughness in the fifth, taking a line drive off her thigh, which sent her to the ground. Harmon refused to be taken out of the game and rallied back to strike out the next batter to end the inning.

Kaneshiro provided the first offense of the series for USU, as she followed a Thomsen walk with a hard hit ball to center field that ended up over the fence for her fifth home run of the season. Those were the first runs scored by the Aggies in their series with Fresno State. Utah State cut into the Bulldog lead, but still trailed, 5-2, entering the bottom of the sixth inning.

The Aggies could not cut into the lead and fell to Fresno State, 5-2. Utah State managed to earn six hits in the second game of the day and committed no errors. Harmon (5-13) was given the loss, while Moses was credited with her 17th win of the year.

USU will look to rebound at home on Tuesday as it takes on in-state rival, Utah Valley. Last week, the Aggies rallied late to take the first meeting of those two teams, 3-1, in nine innings.

WEBER STATE 10-8, SEATTLE 6-2: At Ogden, the Wildcats (16-21, 5-3 PCSC) earned their first-ever conference series win as Sarah Clark earned her 13th win and hit 4-for-6 with five RBIs.

IUPUI 3, SUU 1: At Indianapolis, the Thunderbirds (22-16, 10-5 Summit League) left eight runners on base to miss out on a series sweep.

SUU opened the first with a runner on third as Mikkel Griffin drew a one-out walk and then advanced two bases on a pair of passed balls. However, the junior was stranded at third as the inning ended with a strikeout and pop up to first.

The Thunderbirds broke through in the top of the second when Madison Resley led off the frame with a walk and later advanced to third on a double by Haylee Hoch. Kylee Schmitke came on to pinch run for Resley and later scored on an IUPUI error, giving the T-Birds a 1-0 lead.

Southern Utah's offense struggled over the next two innings, going down in order in the third and fourth. The Jaguars used the lull from the T-Bird bats to build their first lead of the game, 2-1, with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third. SUU committed two errors in the stanza, leading to both runs on sloppy fielding on a bunt and a dropped pop up to third.

The Thunderbirds looked primed to tie the game in the top of the fifth with runners on the corners and only one out, but back-to-back strikeouts derailed the rally and kept the Jaguars in front by a run. IUPUI then doubled its lead with a run in the bottom of the inning on an RBI double to stretch the advantage to 3-1.

Southern Utah recorded a pair of hits in the sixth, putting a runner on second, but were unable to capitalize and left another runner on first in the seventh, falling 3-1.

SUU starter Heather Black was given the loss after throwing six innings where she allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits and no walks with five strikeouts. IUPUI's Nikki Thomas picked up the victory in seven innings where she allowed the one run on five hits and three walks with eight strikeouts.

Southern Utah will remain on the road next week with games at UNLV and IPFW. The Thunderbirds will face the Rebels in Las Vegas in a doubleheader on Wednesday before making the trip to Fort Wayne for a three-game conference series with the Mastodons.

UVU 10-11, NORTHERN COLORADO 6-1: At Orem, the Wolverines (24-12-1, 5-3 PCSC) notched 26 hits and scored 21 runs in the doubleheader to complete a sweep.

"I'm so incredibly proud of the girls. It was a complete team effort across the board," UVU head coach Todd Fairbourne said. "From how we ran the bases, to our two-out hitting, fielding, pitching and everything else in between was just great. These were complete wins and they showed just what we are capable of."

The Wolverines got on the board first in the opener as Jessica Uresti led off the game with a triple off the wall in right field. Marie Williams then drove her home with an RBI groundout on a hard hit ball that UNC's Melissa Marcovecchio made a fine defensive play on.

The Bears (17-22, 2-6 PCSC) answered back with a run of their own in the bottom of the first to tie the game at 1-all thanks to a two-out hit from Lindsey Smith. UNC then pushed across another run in the third to take a 2-1 advantage.

With one out in the fifth inning and the bases empty, Uresti stepped to the plate and homered over the left field fence to tie the game at 2-2. Two batters later, Robinson hit her third home run of the series with a booming round-tripper to straight away center field to give the Wolverines a 3-2 lead.

Northern Colorado then loaded the bases with two outs in the last of the fifth and was threatening to tie the game or take the lead but UVU starter Tiffany Mills battled back by striking out Kaitlin Flynn on three pitches to get out of the jam.

UVU's Krystin Jachim then gave the Wolverines an insurance run in the sixth with another solo homer to give Utah Valley a late 4-2 lead. The Wolverines then drove home six more runs on six hits in the top of the seventh. Those runs proved to be the difference, as UNC scored four runs in the last of the seventh but UVU held on to take the first game of the day, 10-6.

Mills picked up her 12th win of the season (12-8) as she went 61/3 innings from the circle. UNC's Kelci Cheney took the loss (6-6) as she allowed four earned runs in 52/3 innings of work.

Uresti led UVU offensively in the opening game, as she went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI and finished just a double shy of the cycle. Jachim, Amanda Perez and Kylee Brinkerhoff also posted two hits apiece for the Wolverines in the opener.

In Game 2, Utah Valley's offense continued right where it left off as it scored a run in the first and another in the second to take an early 2-0 lead. Perez drove home the first run with a two-out RBI single and Brinkerhoff brought home the second with a two-out RBI hit of her own in the second inning.

The Bears then cut the deficit in half with a run in the third but that was all the offense UNC would muster off Cassie Herrera (7-3), as the Wolverine freshman put up zeros the rest of the way. Herrera finished from the circle with a complete game two-hitter.

Although Herrera shut down UNC's offense, the Bears pitching staff couldn't slow down the Wolverines, as they scored four more runs in the fourth and five more in the fifth. Jamie North had a bases-clearing double in the fourth and Brinkerhoff drove home the other run that inning via an RBI groundout. In the fifth, Deianna Russell doubled home two runs, while Perez, North and Maddy Schulz each combined to drive home the others.

Perez led UVU from the plate in the nightcap by going a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBIs, while Robinson added a two-hit game.

Next week, the Wolverines will play two in-state opponents on the road when they travel to Utah State on April 10 for a 4 p.m. contest and BYU on April 11 at 6 p.m. Wednesday's game at BYU will be televised nationally on BYUtv. Following those two, UVU will then travel to Seattle, Wash., for another PCSC series at Seattle University next weekend.

NO. 3 SLCC 9-7, NO. 13 SOUTHERN IDAHO 5-0: At Twin Falls, Idaho, Salt Lake (41-6, 32-4) outscored CSI 33-9 in the four-game sweep.

Southern Idaho struck first, scoring two runs in the first inning, but a two-run home run by Maddy Woodard gave Salt Lake the lead. MaCauley Flint took care of the rest, striking out 11 batters and stranding 12 CSI base runners. Malia Campos continued her hot streak, going 3 for 5 with two doubles in the game. Woodard finished the game with four runs driven home with a double and a home run. Lauren Miller was 3 for 4 with two RBI and Savannah Webster was 3 for 4 with a double and a home run.

In the final game of the series, Ariel Zimmerman took a no-hitter into the fourth inning finishing the game with 11 strikeouts. Offensively, Webster knocked a two-run home run, Campos was 2 for 3 with a double and Starlee Hutchings was 2 for 2 with a solo home run.


NO. 43 UTAH 6, NO. 44 WASHINGTON 1: At Seattle, senior Anastasia Putilina, ranked No. 77, captured the match-clinching point for the Utes (9-9, 1-6 Pac-12) by upsetting 20th-ranked Denise Dy 6-2, 6-7(2), 6-2, at the No. 1 singles spot.

"This was a great win," said head coach Mat Iandolo. "It couldn't have been more fitting than for Anastasia to earn the clinching point by upsetting No. 20 Denise Dy. Today's win was an incredible bounce back from yesterday's performance. Washington is a great team, especially with Denise in the lineup."

In doubles play, sophomore Sarah Pham and freshman Sammie Watson dropped an 8-2 decision to Julija Lukac and Natali Coronel at the No. 3 position. At the No. 1 spot, Putilina and sophomore Callie Craig defeated Denise Dy and Samantha Smith 8-6.

The freshmen duo of Danielle Flores and Natasha Smith then topped Riko Shimizu and Andjela Nemcevic 9-7 at the No. 2 position, capturing the doubles point for Utah.

In singles play, Smith won her match at the No. 6 spot 6-2, 2-1 ret. after Shimizu was forced to retire in the second set due to injury.

At the No. 4 position, Kovarcikova dropped a 7-6(2), 6-1, decision to Lukac, making the score 2-1 in favor of the Utes.

Flores downed Coronel 6-4, 6-1, at the No. 5 spot, putting the Utes up 3-1 over the Huskies.

Putilina then clinched the match for Utah at 4-1 from the No. 1 position.

Pham added the Utes' fifth point by defeating Nemcevic 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, at the No. 2 spot.

At the No. 3 position, Craig won her match 4-6, 6-5 (S. Smith retired in the second set).

NO. 45 BYU 6, PORTLAND 1: At Provo, the Cougars (13-7, 3-2 WCC) recorded their second doubles sweep of the weekend. All three BYU doubles teams took a 5-2 lead over their respective opponents. Playing at the No. 3 doubles position, freshman Keaton Cullimore and senior Michael Eraso were the first to close out their match, recording an 8-3 win over Daniel Coelho and Justin Guay. Senior Georgy Batrakov and sophomore Patrick Kawka topped their opponents 8-4 to secure the doubles point for the Cougars. Freshman Francis Sargeant and senior Spencer Smith completed the sweep, taking a 7-5 win.

"We had a great showing in doubles and played with real intensity today," BYU coach Brad Pearce said. "We want to do that, come out and sweep doubles. We came out strong in singles too and executed our play. This was the first match the team has played outside at home and the guys adjusted really well to it."

The Cougars carried their momentum into singles, winning five of the six first sets over the Pilots (11-5, 1-2 WCC). Smith set off a chain reaction after posting the first BYU singles win, 6-4, 6-1. Kawka quickly followed with his own win (6-4, 6-1) to put the Cougars up 3-0.

Cullimore secured BYU's third conference win minutes later, coming away with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Alex Ferrero. Eraso pushed the match score to 5-0 after holding his opponent to winning only three games in his straight set win (6-1, 6-2).

The final two matches came down to tiebreakers. Sargeant held on to take a 2-6, 6-4, 10-7 decision while Fillmore fell 2-6, 6-4, 13-11 at the No. 6 singles position to give Portland its lone point of the day.

"It would have been nice to see 7-0 but Travis Fillmore put up a good battle," Pearce said. "It'll be good to have a little break for the guys to finish finals before we finish the regular season at home," Pearce said.

The women's team also beat Portland, 5-2.

Doubles competition:

1. M. Price/M. Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) def. A. Tucker/E. Mahairas (UP), 8-3

2. V. Hoath/A. Polyakova (UP) def. M. Anderson/D. Tran (BYU), 7-6

3. A. Paul/L. Waldron (BYU) def. G. Gorence/S. Fuchs (UP), 8-4

Singles competition:

1. Desiree Tran (BYU) def. Anastasia Polyakova (UP), 7-6(9-7), 6-2

2. Morgan Anderson (BYU) def. Sabine Fuchs (UP), 7-5, 6-4

3. Valeska Hoath (UP) def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

4. Megan Price (BYU) def. Alice Tucker (UP), 6-3, 6-4

5. Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. Emily Mahairas (UP), 6-3, 6-4

6. Gabrielle Gorence (UP) def. Andie Young (BYU), 6-2, 7-6(4)

SAN JOSE STATE 5, UTAH STATE 2: At Honolulu, junior Jaci West and freshman McKenzie Davis started things off right by defeating San Jose State's Sebastiani Leon Chao and Erica Medlin 8-3 and junior Kristina Voytsekhovich and senior Romina Nedakovic also won, 8-2.

In singles action, Davis got back on track at the No. 1 position, defeating Chau Truong in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles Results

1. Jaci West/McKenzie Davis (USU) def. Sebastiani Leon Chao/Erica Medlin (SJSU) 8-3

2. Kristina Voytsekhovich/Romina Nedakovic (USU) def. Chau Truong/Alexis Marquez (SJSU) 8-2

3. Isadora Busch/Jessica Willett (SJSU) def. Julie Tukuafu/Brianna Rowland (Harris) (USU) 8-7

Singles Results

1. McKenzie Davis (USU) def. Chau Truong (SJSU) 6-3, 6-4

2. Sebastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) def. Jaci West (USU) 6-1, 6-2

3. Erica Medlin (SJSU) def. Kristina Voytsekhovich (USU) 6-0, 6-2

4. Jessica Willett (SJSU) def. Romina Nedakovic (USU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

5. Isadora Busch (SJSU) def. Monica Abella (USU) 6-3, 6-1

6. Alexis Marquez (SJSU) def. Julie Tukuafu (USU) 6-1, 6-4

Track & field

UTAH: At Palo Alto, Calif., Andrea Chavez finished the 800 meters in 2:13.00 for 50th overall at the Stanford Invitational.

UTAH STATE: At Logan, Sonia Grabowska won the pole vault [3.98 meters (13-003/4)], Spela Hus won the shot put [14.45 meters (47-05.00)] and Lindsey Spencer won the discus [51.48 meters (168-11)] at the Don Kirby Invitational.

At the Stanford Invitational, senior Daniel Howell placed ninth (8:481/4) in the top section of the 3,000-meter steeplechase while Aaron Clements captured fifth-place in the third section of the same event (9:02.43).

WEBER STATE: At Palo, Alto, Calif., Sarah Callister continued her dominating season by setting a new school and conference record in the 10,000 meters, posting a time of 32:51.17, which shattered the school record by 25 seconds. Amber Henry also set a school record by posting a time of 4:193/4 in the 1,500 meters, which ranks as fourth best in Big Sky history.


ASU THUNDERBIRD INVITATIONAL: At Tempe, Ariz., Zac Blair finished fifth, leading the BYU men's golf team to a seventh-place finish.

Blair's (5-under 208) finish marks the third consecutive tournament he has placed in the top five individually.

Freshman Devon Purser and sophomore Cole Ogden tied for the lowest score in the final round for BYU as both shot 2-under 69. Purser eagled the par-5 No. 14, however, the Cougars were unable to make up ground on the leaders of the pack.

No. 3 California won the tournament with a 17-under 835.

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