VOLLEYBALL: The No. 20 BYU women's volleyball team will get a taste of competition on Tuesday as the Cougars compete in a blue/white match prior to the start of regular-season play on Friday.

Tuesday's match will begin at 7 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse, and fans are encouraged to come watch the team and contribute to a match-l ike atmosphere. The Cougars will be divided into blue and white squads and will play five sets with the first four being played to 25 points and the last to 15.

The team has been practicing since Aug. 8 in preparation for the 2008 season. BYU will host the Molten Classic this Friday and Saturday in the first week of competition, playing Utah State Friday at 7 p.m. before facing Tulane at noon and Missouri at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: The Cougars fell to the Tigers of LSU on the road 4-1 Monday in Baton Rouge, La.

"It was a disappointing loss for us," said head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "But that's what the preseason is for — to come and play these kind of teams."

BYU's lone goal in the game came with six minutes left in the first half when senior forward Alyssa Vander Veur headed a corner kick from Ashleigh Jameson past the LSU keeper into the goal.


SOCCER: At Greensboro, N.C., the University of Utah soccer team (1-1) earned a split of its season-opening road trip Sunday as the Utes claimed a 2-1 double-overtime victory over UNC Greensboro (1-1). Junior midfielder Kelly Isleib scored the game-winner in the second minute of double-overtime, notching her second goal of the weekend.

BASEBALL: Head coach Bill Kinneberg has announced the hiring of Pete Flores to the baseball coaching staff. He will serve as a volunteer assistant. Flores most recently spent three seasons at East Los Angeles College, serving as the top assistant.

Utah State

SOCCER: At Logan, in only her second collegiate match, freshman Shantel Flanary scored the game-winning goal in Utah State soccer's home-opener, giving the Aggies a 2-1 win over Seattle Sunday at Bell Soccer Field. With the win, Utah State improved to 1-1 this season.

Junior defender Lindsey Smart scored on a penalty kick to give USU the 1-0 lead. Late in the second half, Utah State took a 2-0 lead when forward Flanary took goalkeeper Ali Griffin's punt on the goal side of the center circle, dribbled around one Redhawk defender and blasted the ball past Seattle goalkeeper Madison Goverde.

Weber State

TRACK: The Weber State men's track and field team has signed 10 new athletes for the upcoming 2008-09 season, including seven in-state talents.

The local athletes include Ethan Anderson and Ryan Holley of Fremont, Dustin Durfee of Grantsville, Mike Hardy of Morgan, Dustin Martin of Weber, Cylor Morgan of Uintah and Sam Morgan of Snow Canyon. Coming in from out-of-state are John Coyle of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Matthew Daley of Bend, Ore. and Chris Struckman of Gresham, Ore.


WOMEN'S SOCCER: The Westminster Griffins bounced back from a season opening loss with an impressive 3-2 win over Sioux Falls on Dumke Field Sunday. Jennifer Pirente, Corie Walch and Sarah Swenson found the net for the Griffins in the win, improving the team to 1-1 on the young season.

MEN'S SOCCER: It took 82 minutes for the Griffins to find the net on Sunday afternoon, but it was all they needed. Nicolas Duncan took a through ball from Ryan Smith on a breakaway and buried it past the keeper to give the Griffins a 1-0 lead over St. Thomas. The stingy defense held strong for the final eight minutes and the squad improved to 2-0.