Although lacking the fireworks of previous weeks, BYU sports were winning all around the country this past weekend.
Everybody likes winning, but it is even better when you can win in Texas, Utah, California, Nevada, Washington D.C and Arizona it makes things just a little bit different.
Overall, the Cougars went 9-4 on the weekend. Here are all the scores:
- Men’s Basketball defeated San Diego 87-73.
- The game was actually closer than the score showed with the Cougars having to come together and show real physical play as they saw their once twenty point lead cut down to just four in the final few minutes of the game. Yoeli Childs led the Cougars with 29 points and 13 rebounds.
- Women’s Basketball takes down Santa Clara 69-64.
- Sara Hamson had a career night with nine blocks, 18 points and seven rebounds. She also was 10-10 from the free throw line, a place she came into the game shooting at 35%. The team locked up the No. 2 seed for the WCC Tournament and likely secured their place in the NCAA Tournament.
- BYU Baseball goes 2-1 against Lamar
- The Bat Cats continued to show that they are an improved team from last season by taking care of Lamar with a combined score of 9-5. Junior catcher Abraham Valdez and freshman second baseman Zack Peterson played in their first games of their BYU careers on Saturday and both made an impact scoring runs and having RBI’s. On the season the Cougars are now 7-3.
- BYU Gymnastics scores a season high, takes down George Washington and Maryland.
- Coming off of a tough meet last week, the Cougars traveled to the east coast and put up their best road score this season totalling a 196.500. Shannon Evans scored a 39.425 which earned a share of the overall title.
- BYU Softball takes down Florida Gulf Coast, gets other games cancelled
- Desperately needing a good weekend, BYU Softball did all they could in their power to make sure that would happen. They took down Florida Gulf Coast 2-0 however had their final two games, Illinois Chicago and UC Davis cancelled, both games the Cougars felt they would have won.
- Men’s Volleyball falls to Stanford 3-1
- After a very controversial call that went the Cougars way earlier in the week, (It was a bad call and likely cost Stanford the match, we won’t sugar coat it), Stanford was ready to get revenge on the Cougars at home. BYU Volleyball actually kept it close most of the match, but was unable to finish out sets and lost 25-20, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21.
- Men’s Tennis continues to win, takes down No. 40 Old Dominion 4-0
- Perhaps the surprise team of the year, Men’s Tennis continued to win, moving their winning streak eight straight opponents. The Cougars won all single and doubles matches, however had two singles matches end early for weather. In their winning streak, the Cougars have an overall score of 36-4, or in other words complete domination.
- Women’s Tennis falls to Arizona 7-1, defeats UNLV 4-3
- Polina Malykh was the only Cougar in either singles or doubles to win her match against Arizona, however the next day the Cougars came back and defeated UNLV 4-3. On the season, BYU Women’s Tennis is 5-3 which is better than they normally are at this time of year.
- Women’s Soccer begins Spring games, splits between UNLV and USC
- BYU Women’s Soccer was in Las Vegas to play their first spring games of the year. There are no official stats out on this game, however they did split the games defeated UNLV 3-0 before dropping their game against USC 1-2.
To wrap it all up it was a good weekend. Nobody saw BYU Men’s Volleyball actually going to Stanford and winning, we all hoped, but after Thursday it was expected. Overall, the Cougars did what they were supposed to do and did it on each coast line. It’s a good time to be a Cougar!