We all know what happened with BYU Basketball, but the rest of the weekend for BYU sports was really good .
This week’s version of the weekend recap will feature ‘The Good, The Great, and The Awful’ since that best summarizes what is going on right now around BYU Sports.
There was a lot of good things that happened this weekend. BYU Men’s Track had three runners compete in the NCAA Championship 3000m run. Clayton Young ran a 7:55.86 for a sixth-place finish with teammate Conner Mantz taking seventh with a time of 7:56.72 to earn five points for BYU. Young and Mantz both were leading the front of the pack most of the race but fell back at the end. Overall, the men’s team finished 13th, around where they were expected to finish.
Something else good that happened was that BYU Baseball continued to win, going 3-0 over the weekend against Milwaukee. The Cougars are now 11-3 on the season and are already halfway to the amount of wins that they had all season last year. The Cougars will begin WCC play this weekend.
Despite not playing, it is worth recognizing that BYU Women’s basketball did not play which is worth noting because only the top two seeds in the WCC got the weekend off.
BYU Women’s Track after having a really bad showing at the MPSF Championships finished 14th at the NCAA Championships. The women’s DMR finished as the National Runner-ups and Erica Burks and Andrea Stapleton also scored points for the Cougars.
Both Tennis teams pulled together dominant wins with the Men’s team taking down Boise State 6-0 and the Women’s team taking down Utah 6-1. On the season both teams are continuing to outperform their preseason expectations with the men being ranked in the top 25 for the first time in over ten years (12-2 overall, 9 match win streak) and the women holding strong at 6-4 on the season.
BYU Men’s Volleyball finally got the big win that they needed on the season. To this point, the Cougars had for the most part lost to teams ranked ahead of them and beat teams ranked below them. That finally changed over the weekend as BYU took down No. 3 UC Irvine in Provo 3-1. The win showed the Cougars that they can compete with best teams and beat them. They ended up losing the following day to UC Irvine 1-3 but the overall feeling around the program was a boost of needed confidence.
At this point there is no reason to write about it again. It was awful. If you really want to read about BYU Basketball over the weekend, click here.
After some really high hopes and tough scheduling, it appears that perhaps the BYU Softball team scheduled too tough and are now dealing with confidence issues as the team went 1-2 over the weekend beating Ohio but losing to Boston University and UCLA. On the season, the Cougars are 10-11.
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Once again, overall it was a really good weekend for BYU, but a terrible loss on a national stage buried the rest of the teams.