BYU/Weber St.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: BYU extended its winning streak against Weber State to 47 games when the fifth-ranked Cougars downed the Wildcats in three games, 15-6, 15-8, 15-7, Tuesday night in the Smith Fieldhouse.

The Wildcats have yet to notch a win against BYU since 1970.

BYU's Mari Burningham Carpenter only played in two games but still knocked down nine kills while making only one error in 13 attempts. Korie Rogers finished with 11 kills, as did freshman Nina Puikkonen. Setter Anna-Lena Smith continued her strong play with 38 assists.

The Cougars improved to 9-1; they host Wyoming Saturday night. The Wildcats drop to 6-7 on the year.


WOMEN'S SOCCER: The University of Southern California handed BYU its first loss of the season, beating the Cougars 1-0 Tuesday in Los Angeles.

The 14th-ranked Cougars drop to 6-1-1 on the season.

Southern California scored in the eighth minute of the game, with Andrea Warner netting a goal from 15 yards out off an assist from teammates Erica Devitis and Carol Hatcher.

The Cougars host Butler University at 7 p.m. Friday.

Utah/Utah State

MEN'S GOLF: Utah and Utah State finished tied for third in the 10-team Portland State Invitational tournament Tuesday in Aloha, Ore.

Eastern Washington won with a three-round score of 879, with Utah and USU 11 shots back.

Utah State's top finisher was Mike Haws, who finished fourth with a three-round total of 218, just two strokes off the individual title. Haws tallied rounds of 73, 69 and 76.

Other top-20 finishers for Utah State included Chris Moody (224 total, tied for 17th) and Kevin Blotter (227, tied for 20th).

Finishing in the top 20 for Utah were Jon Morgan (221, tied for 10th), Shawn Edwards (222, tied for 12th), Gregg Oliphant (224, tied for 17) and Brock Padilla (227, tied for 20th).

Next up for the Utes is the CSU Ram Invitational Sept. 28-29 in Fort Collins, Colo.

The Aggies travel to the Long Beach State Intercollegiate, Oct. 1-2, in Long Beach, Calif.

Utah State

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Utah State University's early season woes continued in Las Vegas Tuesday night as the Aggies dropped their fifth straight match to UNLV in four games, 9-15, 15-8, 11-15, 3-15.

Junior Tiffany Kitley continues to shine for the Aggies as she hit for a .304 average (11-4-23) and led the team with seven blocks on defense. Fellow junior Nicki Fusco also had a strong night for Utah State as she led the team with 12 kills and 10 digs. Melissa Schoepf was also in double figures in kills, recording 11 to go along with six digs and three blocks.

Utah State fell to 3-6 for the season, while UNLV improved to 8-3. USU hosts No. 2 Long Beach State at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Aggies' combined home and Big West open-er.

FOOTBALL: USU coach Dave Arslanian is the featured speaker at a Big Blue luncheon at noon Thursday at Salt Lake City's Green Street Club. Costs are $11 for Big Blue members and $16 for non-mem-bers.

Southern Utah

MEN'S GOLF: SUU improved by 12 strokes en route to an eighth-place finish at the Grand Canyon University/Oak Craft Fall Classic at Hillcrest Golf Club in Sun City West, Ariz. SUU was in 11th place after the first two rounds of play on Monday.

Leading the charge for the Thunderbirds was sophomore John Busby, who's 13-over score of 229 placed him in a tie for 25th place. SUU's low round of the day went to junior Dave Loughton who carded a one-under-par 71, placing him in a tie for 27th at 14 over.

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: SUU's Wendy Allen was named the Mid-Continent Conference's female runner of the week Tues-day.

Allen, a sophomore from Orem, finished 16th out of 105 runners at the SDSU Aztec Invitational in San Diego, Calif. Her time of 18:27 in the 5,000-meter race helped pace the Thunderbirds to a fourth-place team finish.

Up next for the SUU is the University of Hawai'i Invitational on Saturday in Honolulu.