MWC Notebook – 9/13

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Sep 122010
 
Authors: Matt L. Stephens

Air Force:

It might have taken seven years, but Air Force has finally snapped its six-game losing streak to Brigham Young, defeating the Cougars 35-14 at Falcon Stadium on Saturday.

Sophomore wide receiver Mikel Hunter had both a 37-yard receiving touchdown and a 33-yard rushing score in the first half to lead the Falcons.

Air Force also wore special helmets with the U.S. flag inside the standard lightning bolt in honor of Sept. 11.

Brigham Young:

The No. 10 BYU women’s soccer team remained undefeated thanks to a 2-1 win over Marquette on Saturday.

Highly touted freshman Lynda Hercules scored her first career goal in the 35th minute that would serve as the game winner.

Marquette was ranked to start the 2010 season.

New Mexico:

The Lobos men’s soccer team, ranked No. 22 in the country, pulled an upset over the No. 16 Georgetown Hoyas 3-1 on Friday night, advancing its record to 2-0-1 on the young season.

Senior defender Ryan Farquharson got the score rolling with a goal from 30 yards out in the game’s 23rd minute.

New Mexico will play Portland on Friday, looking to take revenge over the Pilots, who ended the Lobos’ season in the NCAA Tournament in 2009.

San Diego State:

SDSU is already half way to its 2009 win total on the gridiron as the Aztecs’ football team rolled past New Mexico State 41-21 in Las Cruces, N.M. on Saturday.

The Aztecs (2-0) were led by junior quarterback Ryan Lindley, who threw for 319 yards and a touchdown but completed fewer than 50 percent of his passes.

SDSU heads to Missouri this week.

TCU:

The TCU volleyball team had a strong weekend, winning the Rutgers Invitational in Piscataway, N.J.

The Horned Frogs (6-4) swept both Princeton and George Mason before defeating Rutgers 3-2 on Saturday afternoon.

Senior outside hitter Irene Hester was named the tournament MVP with a combined 38 kills in the three matches.

UNLV:

The Rebels’ volleyball team struggled in its host tournament, the UNLV Invitational, going 1-2.

UNLV started strong with a 3-0 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Friday, before falling to both Pepperdine and Cal State Fullerton 3-0.

The Rebels (3-6) will host another tournament, the UNLV Classic, this weekend with Cal State Northridge, San Jose State and Xavier all in attendance.

Utah:

The Utah women’s soccer team snapped its streak of five consecutive games without scoring a goal as the Utes picked up their first win of the season at Weber State on Thursday 3-2.

The celebration was short lived, however, as Utah would lose 3-0 against Colorado College in Salt Lake City on Sunday.

Wyoming:

The UniWyo Sports Complex in Laramie, Wyo. will hold a memorial service to honor Ruben Narcisse, a member of the football team who died in a car accident on Sept. 6, today at 5 p.m.

The Cowboy Joe Club has also established the Ruben Narcisse Memorial Fund to help the Narcisse family with funeral and other costs associated with the death.

Donations can be sent to:

Ruben Narcisse Memorial Fund
Cowboy Joe Club
University of Wyoming
Dept. 3414, 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

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