Middlebury, Vt. • Ana Kobal placed fifth in slalom during the third day of the NCAA Championships, but the Utes dropped from third to fourth with one day remaining.
Reigning national champion Vermont leads with 564 points, followed by Colorado (510), Denver (484) and Utah (481).
The championships conclude Saturday with the final Nordic events — 15K/20K freestyle races — at 8 a.m.
BYU 3, UC Irvine 1 • Bret Lopez sparked a three-run fifth inning with a double to deep right field to help the Cougars beat the No. 21-ranked Anteaters in Provo.
BYU (9-6) also defeated Irvine (11-4) on Thursday. The teams play again at noon Saturday.
Adam Miller allowed six hits and one run in six innings, and Brock Whitney went 2-for-3 with a run for BYU, which has won seven of its past eight games.
Utah 3, Saint Mary’s 1 • Mitch Watrous tied a school record with 12 strikeouts and Kody Davis went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Utes opened a four-game series in Moraga, Calif., with a victory.
"Mitch was outstanding on the mound today," Utah coach Bill Kinneberg said. "He had a good mix and in the later innings he had a tremendous slider."
Dallas Carroll had two RBIs and Braden Anderson scored twice for Utah (6-5).
Utah Valley 6, Nevada 5 • Stone Ramsey’s two-out RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning propelled the Wolverines past the Wolfpack in Orem.
Ramsey was 2-for-3 with two runs, and Mark Krueger and Kai Hatch each went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Wolverines (7-7), who play Nevada again at noon Saturday.
Utah 5, Arizona 2 • The Utes won the doubles point and five of six singles matches, with Callie Craig capping the victory with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 3 singles as the Utes (7-2, 1-0) earned their first Pac-12 victory of the season.
Oregon 5, BYU 2 • In Eugene, Ore., the Ducks won the doubles point and four of six singles matches, while the Cougars (5-3) won two singles matches by default due to Oregon’s secured victory.
Utah State • The Aggies match at UNLV was postponed because of weather. The teams will play at 9 a.m. Saturday.
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