SOFTBALL: In five innings, the BYU softball team defeated Northwestern State 14-0, at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas. BYU remains undefeated with a 6-0 record, while NSU is now 0-3 on the season. The Cougars recorded 14 hits, including four doubles and one home run. They were led by Dani Snow who went 2-for-3 with two doubles and one RBI, and by freshman Jessica Purcell who also went 2-for-3, including a three-run homer.
TENNIS: Valentine's Day was a little sweeter after the BYU women's tennis team pulled off a 5-2 upset over Boise State on Thursday. With the win, the Cougars improve to 3-5 on the season. BYU split its first two doubles matches, then got singles wins by Dolley Chang, Kristina Doerr and Anastasia Surkova. Up next BYU will take on the visiting Red Raiders of Texas Tech on Saturday at noon.
GOLF: University of Denver's Scott Tashie won a one-hole playoff with Rice's Michael Buttacavoli to claim medalist honors at the Southern Utah University-hosted Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational Tuesday, while Kentucky won the team title by two strokes over Louisiana-Monroe at 14-under 562.
Southern Utah, which finished 10th, won the tournament at 562 last year and saw its two-year streak of tourney titles stopped. Denver (570) was third followed by Oral Roberts (574) and Utah (576). BYU finished ninth (579). Weber State (597) was 12th, Dixie State (604) 14th, Utah Valley State (608) 15th and Utah State was 16th at 617.Matt McArthur was SUU's top finisher, in 16th at 143, while Nate Page was second among Thunderbirds at 145 and in 25th place.
SOFTBALL: Dixie State infielder Haley Schumers of Plain City hit .542 in eight games to earn the PacWest player of the week award. She went 13 for 24 with 4 2B, 3 HR, 13 RBI and a 1.083 slugging rate. She also posted a 1-3 mark on the mound with a 3.67 earned run average and 25 strikeouts. TRACK: Utah State's track and field teams will face athletes from around 27 other schools as they compete in the Husky Classic, hosted by the University of Washington on Saturday in Seattle. Track and field events are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Dempsey Indoor Arena.
TRACK: Utah State's track and field teams will face athletes from around 27 other schools as they compete in the Husky Classic, hosted by the University of Washington on Saturday in Seattle. Track and field events are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Dempsey Indoor Arena.