Tuesday, October 28, 2008

WAC Top Ten (Oct. 24th - 26th)

The following is a Top Ten list of notable WAC accomplishments from last week’s competitions.

10. Both the men’s and women’s cross country programs at Utah State were picked the favorite heading into the Cross Country Championship slated for Nov. 1st in Las Cruces, N.M.

9. After a four-year hiatus, Fresno State is back in the pool. Freshman Heidi Gjoen competed in her second collegiate meet and first invitational and managed to earn a personal-best in the 100 backstroke and spot in the WAC Top Ten with a time of 59.40.

8. UH quarterback Greg Alexander, came off the bench to start the second half of Hawai‘i’s 38-31 win over Nevada and was 17-of-22 for 205 yards and two touchdowns. Alexander also led the Warriors in rushing with nine carries for 21 yards.

7. In women’s soccer action, Utah State’s Senior Candice Clark received player of the week honors for her outstanding performance. Clark scored seven points in five matches. Clark had three goals on five shots and added an assist. The senior scored the game-winning goal in both road wins over Hawai‘i and San Jose State.

6. Idaho boasted a record crowd of 1,842 fans as it swept Boise state in this weekend’s volleyball action (25-22, 25-16, 25-7)

5. In volleyball action, Lindsay Yon led the Aggies to a victory over La Tech with a match-high 16 kills with no errors. Her .696 hitting percentage in the match is the highest of any WAC player this season.

4. Kevin Goessling kicked a 58-yard field goal as time expired to lift Fresno State to a 30-28 win over Utah State.

3. Boise State moved up one spot in the BCS Standings and is currently ranked 11th.

2. Idaho captured its first conference win since 2006, knocking off New Mexico State 20-14.

1. Utah State captured its sixth consecutive win (a school record) en route to claiming its first WAC regular season championship title. The Aggies have earned the top seed heading into the tournament scheduled for Nov. 6-9th in Reno.

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