WOMEN'S SOCCER: The Utes took No. 21-ranked Wake Forest to overtime in its season-opener Friday, but ultimately fell on the Demon Deacon's home field in Winston-Salem, N.C., by a 2-1 score. Junior midfielder Kelly Isleib (Park City) scored Utah's goal, less than 12 minutes into the game.

Southern Utah

WOMEN'S SOCCER: The Thunderbirds came up scoreless in the first game of their season Friday as UC-Riverside spoiled the SUU's home opener with a 5-0 decision.

UCR opened the scoring when 2007 Big West Player of the Year Tessa Lennala converted a penalty kick after being brought down in the box by the Thunderbirds' defense in the 17th minute.

Southern Utah was out-shot 12-9 in the contest.

The T-Birds will now have a week off before their next match when they travel to Cal-State Northridge for a game with the Matadors on Aug. 29.

Utah State

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Despite outshooting Idaho State 19-13, Utah State soccer fell to the Bengals with 16 seconds remaining in the second overtime, 2-1, in Pocatello. Erin Salmon scored the lone goal in the seventh minute.

Weber State

FOOTBALL: Wide receiver/kick return specialist Bryant Eteuati made The Sports Network's pre-season NCAA Division I FCS all-America team.

CROSS COUNTRY: Both the men's and women's teams were picked to take second in the Big Sky Conference this season. Northern Arizona is the conference favorite in both polls that came out Friday.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: The Wildcats opened their 2008 regular season Friday afternoon with a 2-1 loss to Seattle University in Ogden. Whitney Smith scored the lone goal for the Wildcats — to give WSU a lead in the 52nd lead.

Utah Valley

WOMEN'S SOCCER: The Wolverines will play their final exhibition tune-up today at 3 p.m. against Dixie State in Orem. The Wolverines dropped their only other preseason game at Weber State, 3-2 in overtime, on Monday.

"This match is another exhibition against a good team and will provide us with a good measuring stick and give us another chance to see where certain players are at," said head coach Brent Anderson. In the match at Weber State, seniors Jenni Clough and Shantae Adams-Yeats both scored goals for Utah Valley.


VOLLEYBALL: The Griffins opened their season with a tough three-set loss to ninth-ranked College of Idaho on Friday. The Griffins fall to 1-16 all-time against the Yotes with the 25-17, 25-20, 25-20 loss. Ali Culp and Brittani Barton led the Griffins with eight kills each, while Ericka Evans added seven kills. Four Griffins went for double figures in digs, led by a career-high 14 from libero Katie McLintock. Evans also set her career high with 11 digs.