PROVO The women's basketball team picked up a road victory and evened its record at 6-6 by beating Utah State, 70-64, last Saturday, in the two teams' first meeting in more than two decades.
Brigham Young's win over the Aggies (3-8) marked the Cougars' final nonconference contest before entering their conference schedule.
Mallary Gillespie-Carling led all scorers with 19 points, and was one of three Cougars in double figures. Keilani Moeaki finished with 14 points, while Lauren Riley-Varley contributed 10 points and nine rebounds.
"We started off sloppy in the first half, but we did a better job of running our offense and taking care of the ball in the second half," BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said.
BYU opens its Mountain West Conference play at Colorado State on Jan. 12, then returns home to consecutive home games against UNLV and Utah on Jan. 16 and 19, respectively.
Also, Cougars head coach Jeff Judkins recently signed four players to letters of intent to participate at BYU starting in 2008.Kristen Riley from San Clemente, Calif., (San Clemente High) is the younger sister of current senior Lauren Riley-Varley. Both Danielle Peterson and Jenteal Jackson come from Salt Lake City's Skyline High, and Alexis Kaufusi doesn't have far to travel, arriving at BYU from Provo's Timpview High.
WOMEN'S SOCCER: Record-setting goalkeeper Erika Woodbury, who in her senior year reached school marks of shutouts in a season (13) and consecutive shutouts (eight to begin the season), has added another honor to her already long list.
Woodbury was recently named to the 2007 NSCAA/adidas Women's Scholar All-America University Division First Team, joining 12 other players nationwide.The Murrieta, Calif., native holds a 3.65 GPA with a fitness/wellness management major, and is one of just two goalkeepers on the team. Woodbury also holds BYU records in career shutouts (40) and career saves (261).
ICE HOCKEY: After a break from classes and games, the Cougars will lace up their skates once again Friday, Jan. 11 and Sat., Jan. 12, for a pair of home games.BYU (11-3-1), winners of three in a row and eight of its last nine, will host Utah State Friday at 8 p.m. They will then take on Weber State's Division I team the next night at 8:30 p.m.
WOMEN'S TENNIS: Out of action since late October, BYU will next take the court against Hawaii in Honolulu on Friday.
MEN'S TENNIS: The Cougars will host a doubleheader on Friday, Jan. 11, against Utah State and Weber State. BYU, who last competed in early November, face off against the Aggies at noon, then match up versus the Wildcats at 5:30 p.m.
SWIMMING AND DIVING: Both the men's and women's teams will resume action on Thursday, Jan. 10, at home against Texas Christian University.
TRACK AND FIELD: The Cougar men's and women's teams host the BYU Indoor Invitational on Friday, Jan. 11 and Sat., Jan. 12.
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL: The No. 2-ranked Cougars will face UC-San Diego in San Diego on Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m.