Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Top Ten in WAC Action (Nov. 3 - 10)

10. In volleyball news Nevada’s Allison Hernandez became the eighth player in school history to reach 1,000 digs.

9. New Mexico States Maria Spies swept the breaststroke events in dual meets against Houston and Rice on Nov. 6. En route to taking top honors, Spies broke the school record in the 100 breast (1:03.74) and then improved her school record in the 200 breast (2:17.40). She was also a member of the 400-free relay team which posted the WAC’s fastest time of the season (3:30.70) and a third-place finish.

8. Fresno State kick returner A.J. Jefferson returned six kicks for 241 yards and a touchdown in Friday’s game against Nevada. After a couple of 38-yard returns, Jefferson broke free in the fourth quarter with a 92-yard return for a touchdown. It was his first kick return for a touchdown this year and third of his career.

7. Fresno State’s Clancy Shields earned an automatic bid into the ITA National Indoor Championships by winning the Mountain Region Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. on Oct. 19. Shields, playing as the No.1 seed, went 6-0 in singles play and 3-1 in doubles, reaching the semifinals with teammate Kean Feeder as the No. 2 seeded duo.

6. Utah State’s Emily Kortsen helped the Aggies notch a four-set win over San Jose State last week when she hit .522 with 12 kills and no hitting errors. She also added a career-high seven block assists in the win as Utah State out-blocked San Jose State 14-4 on the match.

5. In women’s soccer action Boise State won their first Tournament match when they beat the Spartans 1-0 in the opening match of the WAC Soccer Tournament.
4. No. 6 Hawai‘i swept Fresno State to clinch at least a share of the WAC Volleyball regular-season title. New Mexico State, which has a 13-1 WAC record, has two matches remaining. Should the Aggies win both, they will share the regular-season title with the Rainbow Wahine.

3. Louisiana Tech cornerback Terry Carter made three tackles and scored on an interception in Louisiana Tech’s 21-0 win at San Jose State. With the Bulldogs leading 7-0 in the second quarter, he picked off a pass and ran 50 yards for his first career collegiate touchdown.

2. Nevada’s Vai Taua, rushed for a career-high 263 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries in Nevada’s 41-28 win at Fresno State. His touchdown run went for 25 yards and came in the fourth quarter to give the Pack a 38-21 lead. He is the first WAC running back to top 1,000 yards on the season.

1. Fresno State defeated Utah State in double overtime for the 2008 WAC Tournament Championship. The Bulldogs will face UCLA on Nov. 14th in the NCAA Tournament.

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