MWC Notebook – 8/30

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Aug 292010
 
Authors: Matt L. Stephens

Air Force:

New volleyball coach Matt McShane picked up his first career victory Friday when Air Force defeated Long Island 3-2 in the Falcon Invitational. Air Force, however, would drop its next two matches of the school’s host event to South Dakota State and Boise State, each by a score of 3-1.

Air Force will play at Northern Colorado on Tuesday.

BYU:

Head football coach Bronco Mendenhall announced that Brigham Young will run a two quarterback system this season with junior Riley Nelson and freshman Jake Heaps.

While Nelson is officially the starter, the platoon system is designed for both to have an opportunity to stand out above the other.

Nelson transferred to BYU in 2007 from Utah State and Heaps was ranked the No. 1 quarterback recruit in the country from the class of 2010 by Rivals.com.

*New Mexico: *

The women’s soccer team upset No. 23 Marquette on Saturday 1-0 in overtime to take home the Milwaukee Cup championship.

Junior forward Jennifer Williams scored the game-winning goal off an assist from sophomore Rachel Montoya.

SDSU:

Senior center Trask Losefa, of the San Diego State football team, was named to the 2010 Remington Trophy Watch List, awarded annually to the best center in college football.

He is one of 37 players on the list.

TCU:

Simone Riford, a member of the TCU rifle team who graduated magna cum laude in May, was named the Mountain West Conference’s 2009-2010 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Riford was a four-year letterwinner and graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.871.

UNLV:

Las Vegas native Ashleigh Shoughro, of the women’s soccer team, set a UNLV record for goals in a single game against Albany Friday, netting four.

The senior forward is fifth all-time in the school’s career points list.

Utah:

After two tough one-goal losses last at the Cougar Classic in Pullman, Wash., things didn’t get any better for the Utah women’s soccer team this weekend.

The Utes fell 3-0 to Georgia and 1-0 to UNC-Greensboro on Friday and Sunday, respectively, at the Georgia Tournament in Athens, Ga.

Utah has been shutout in its past three games.

Wyoming:

The Cowgirls volleyball team had a big weekend in the UniWyo Wyoming Invite over the weekend, picking up four victories at the hands of Southern Utah, Central Arkansas, Northern Arizona and Murray State.

In the four matches Wyoming has played this season, the Cowgirls have won 12 sets while only losing one.

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