Mesa breaks losing streak vs. Snow
Mesa Community College broke a string of 21 consecutive losses to Snow College, defeating the Badgers 33-24 in college football action Saturday in Ephraim.
Crosby Jensen threw three touchdowns for Snow (1-4, 1-3 Western States Football League), two of them to Connor McGuire. Jensen finished 32-for-57 for 357 yards, and McGuire caught 9 receptions for 76 yards.
The Badgers couldn't stop Mesa quarterback Blake Kemp, who went 20-for-37 for 405 yards and four touchdowns.
Utah State def. Boise State 26-24, 25-21, 18-25, 25-17 • Rachel Orr posted 14 kills and Elle Brainard added 13 as the Aggies (8-4, 2-0 Mountain West) won in Boise.
Utah Valley def. Air Force, 18-25, 25-18, 25-19, 18-25, 15-3 • Lauren Stringham registered 13 kills and Katie Fritzier added 12 career highs for both players to lead the Wolverines (6-8) at the Air Force Invitational. UVU finished the weekend with a 3-0 record.
Northern Arizona def. Weber State 25-11, 25-15, 25-15 • The Wildcats (4-12, 0-2 Big Sky) struggled in Flagstaff, Ariz., managing only a .000 attack percentage and losing in straight games.
Idaho State def. Southern Utah 25-19, 25-22, 25-20 • The Thunderbirds stayed close with the Bengals but fell in three games in Cedar City. Ann Clappier led Southern Utah (2-9, 1-1 Big Sky) with nine kills.
Montana Tech def. Westminster 18-25, 25-18, 28-26, 22-25, 15-11 • Alexis Aalona finished with a match-high 23 kills, but the Griffins' rally came up short in a home loss. Westminster fell to 7-9, 1-2 in the Frontier Conference. Aalona added 15 digs and four blocks and finished with a .268 attack percentage.
Long Beach State 1, BYU 0 • Mimi Rangel scored a goal in the 13th minute, and the 49ers made that stand as they defeated the Cougars (5-2-1) in Long Beach, Calif.
Great Falls 4, Westminster 0 • Luis Torres scored the first of his two goals just 1:44 into the game, and the Argonauts crushed the Griffins (4-5, 0-1 Frontier) in Salt Lake City. Westminster managed only two shots on goal.
Montana State Invitational • Alex Litzsinger took fifth place individually to lead the Utah State women to a first-place team finish in Bozeman, Mont. Litzinger finished with a 3-mile time of 17 minutes, 39 seconds, followed by teammate Tori Parkinson in sixth place at 17:49. The Aggies finished with 44 points, ahead of Montana State with 60; Utah was third with 77 points, and Utah Valley finished in fifth with 146.
Utah's Rebekah Winterton took second overall in 17:23; Darian Sharp was UVU's top runner, taking 15th place in 18:05.
"It was as great to have Rebekah back running as well as she did," said Utah coach Kyle Kepler of Winterton, a junior who redshirted last year and was running her first race of the season. "She is right back where we needed her to be."
In the men's race, Utah State took second with 35 points, just three behind winner Montana State. Utah Valley was third with 72. Kyle McKenna and Eric Shellhorn paced the Aggies, taking third and fourth place, respectively, with 5-mile times of 25:16 and 25:22. Trac Norris was the Wolverines top finisher, placing seventh with a time of 25:45.
"The women really stepped up and ran exceptionally well, and our men did very well as well," Utah State coach Gregg Gensel said. "This was a good meet for us to evaluate ourselves at this point of the season as we continue to get better each week."
BYU Invitational • Meghan Sheeha-Dizon defeated teammate Savannah Ware 6-1, 6-2 to win the BYU Invitational singles title. After the Cougars failed to win a title at their own tournament last year, they came away with the singles crown for the sixth time in seven years.
"I'm happy with the way the tournament turned out," BYU coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said.