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Y. women's soccer clinches share of WCC championship

Published November 9, 2013 10:23 pm

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Provo • Six players scored a goal as No. 19 BYU defeated Saint Mary's 6-1 on Saturday at South Field to earn at least a share of the West Coast Conference women's soccer championship.

The Cougars (14-4-1, 8-1-0) outshot the Gaels (6-14-0, 2-7-0) 27-3 and won their seventh straight game.

"It was a fantastic game," BYU coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "There was a lot of pressure on us and we knew the importance of the game. We got off to a great start even though we gave up a goal early."

The Cougars await Monday's NCAA Tournament Selection Show, which will announce their spot in the tournament and their next game.

Women's basketball

Utah State 103, Black Hills (S.D.) State 46 • Makenlee Williams came off the bench to score 35 points, leading the Aggies to easy victory in their season-opener in Logan.

Jennifer Schlott tallied 24 points and six rebounds for Utah State (1-0), which shot 50 percent and held the Yellow Jackets to 25 percent from the field an 0-for-15 from 3-point range.

Utah Valley 114, Walla Walla 27 • In Orem, Katie Kuklok scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Wolverines over the small NAIA school from Washington state.

Georgia Agnew had 13, eight assists and two steals for Utah Valley (1-1), which shot 67 percent from the field and 80 percent from 3-point range.

Walla Walla also lost 107-25 on Friday to Weber State, which snapped a 48-game losing streak and set a school record for the largest margin of victory in a game.

Football

Azusa (Calif) Pacific 23, Dixie State 20 • The Red Storm (4-6, 4-5 Pac West) tied the game with less than two minutes remaining, but the Cougars drove 52 yards and kicked a field goal with three seconds remaining to win at home.

Women's volleyball

Santa Clara 3, BYU 1 • The No. 21 Cougars lost in California — 27-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-23 — to fall into a first-place tie with San Diego in the West Coast Conference.

Alexa Gray hit .319 for a team-high 17 kills for the Cougars (20-5, 13-2), which has three conference games remaining in the season.

New Mexico 3, Utah State 0 • Elle Brainard and Rachel Orr each had 10 kills for the Aggies (16-9, 9-5 Mountain West), who lost 27-25, 25-18, 25-22 to remain winless against the Lobos this season.