U. VS. BYU VOLLEYBALL: The Cougars begin the WAC season with a match against rival Utah Friday night in Salt Lake City.
BYU comes into the match having won 10 of 11 contests, with the sole blemish a loss to No. 2 Long Beach State. The match features two top WAC teams as BYU was voted to take first in the WAC Pacific Division in the preseason coaches poll and Utah third.
BYU (10-1; 0-0 WAC) has a 54-6 record against Utah (9-3; 0-0 WAC). The Cougars won both matches last year by 3-0 counts. The Utes' last victory was a 3-0 win in 1995 in Salt Lake City.
Utah is 3-0 in home matches.
BYU is ranked No. 5 in the latest USA Today/AVCA poll, while Utah is tied for 33rd.
UTAH VS. USU VOLLEYBALL: Utah State extended Utah to five games before falling to the Utes in a closely contested match, 15-9, 9-15, 15-7, 11-15, 15-10. It was the first five-game match of the year for Utah State.
Kalani Tonga logged six kills as the Utes hit .350 in the first game and took advantage of six Utah State serving errors.
Game two was just the opposite as the Aggies found their hitting game, coming up with a .286 hitting mark while holding Utah to a -.031 mark.
In the third game, Utah hit .341 - behind Sara Shakula's five kills - to wrap up an easy win, despite four kills by the Aggies' Melissa Schoepf.
Utah State fought back in the fourth game, getting a pair of kills from five players and coming up with four blocks to take the win and send the match to a deciding fifth game.
Tonga tallied four kills in the final game as Utah pulled away from Utah State after the score was tied at 7-7.
MEN'S GOLF: Billy Harvey and Jesse Hibler both finished in the top 10 and helped BYU to a third-place finish as a team at the Husky Invitational Tuesday in Bremerton, Wash. Harvey shot a final round par 72 to end two under at 214 and finish in sixth, while Hibler fired a 73 to end up one over at 217 and in eighth.
Oregon and Stanford tied for the lead at 1,091 in the team competition. Oregon then won the first playoff hole to claim the meet. BYU and Northwestern tied for third place, four strokes behind the leaders at 1095. California finished in fifth at 1107.
Dusty Brett of Stanford took the individual trophy with rounds of 68, 74 and 67 for a 209 total. Brett's teammate Joel Kribel tied with three others for second at 212, while Harvey finished next at sixth place with a 214.
Following Harvey and Hibler for the Cougars were brothers Andy and Todd Miller tied at 222, Jose Garrido at 225 and Scott Miller at 227.
On Monday, the Cougars will compete at the Nike North West Classic held at the Trysting Tree Golf Club in Eugene, Ore. BYU has competed in two tournaments this year and has finished in second and third respectively.
CROSS COUNTRY: Utah State's women's cross country team is ranked 23rd nationally in the latest FinishLynx Rankings, which were announced Monday. It is the first national ranking by a cross country team in school history.
CROSS COUNTRY: Southern Utah's Wendy Allen was named the Mid-Continent Conference's female runner of the week for the second consecutive week on Tuesday.
Allen, a sophomore from Orem, won the individual title as SUU captured the University of Hawai'i Invitational Saturday in Honolulu. Her time of 18 minutes, 29 seconds in the 5,000 meters led the way for the team's first title in nearly a year. Allen has been the top SUU finisher in all four races she's competed in this season.