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BYU Olympic Sports: Women’s Hoops Wins 11th Straight, breaks into Top 25

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BYU Olympic Sports were in action this weekend throughout the country and at home, and were led by women’s hoops’ 11th straight win.

Women’s Basketball

The lady hoopsters traveled to San Diego this weekend to take on the Torreros in their lone game this week. The Cougars won by a score of 65-56 as they extend their win streak to 11 straight games. Shaylee Gonzales again led the Cougars in scoring with 17 points, and Jasmine Moody recorded her first career double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

The Cougars hot streak has landed them in the Top 25, coming in at No. 25. They are now 17-3 on the season and 9-0 in conference play. They travel to Southern California to play Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine on Thursday and Friday.

Men’s Volleyball

Men’s Volleyball had a bye week, but still managed to move up to third place in the current rankings. The Cougars will travel to California this weekend to face UC Santa Barbara on Friday and Saturday.

Track and Field

The Track and Field teams sent distance athletes to Washington to compete in the UW Invite as well as others on the team to New York for the Dr. Sander Invitational and had excellent performances at each. The men’s team took first at the Dr. Sander Invitational, led by Jacob Foutz in the weight throw and Michael Bluth in the 400 and the 200m.

In Washington, the women’s DMR team of Erica Birk-Jarvis, Alena Ellsworth, Lauren Ellsworth-Barnes and Whittni Orton set a new school record with a time of 10:56:51. The previous record was set in 2009.

Swim and Dive

The Swim and Dive teams traveled north to Salt Lake City to take on the Utes. Unfortunately, both teams fell to Utah. The Utes now lead the Deseret First Duel by a score of 17-12.

The dive teams will travel next to Colorado Springs to compete in the Air Force Invite.

Gymnastics

Gymnastics took on Utah State again on Friday and beat them by a score of 196.450 to 194.850. The Cougars were again led by Shannon Evans, who tied her career best all around score of 39.425.

The Cougars are ranked 16th and will next travel to the Bay Area to compete against Cal and Arizona State on Saturday.

Tennis

Men’s tennis had two games this weekend, competing against No. 1 Wake Forest on Friday and No. 37 Old Dominion on Saturday. The Cougars fell 4-0 to the Demon Deacons before beating Old Dominion on Saturday by a score of 4-2. The Cougars next play at Utah State against the Aggies on Thursday, and then travel to play against seventh-ranked UCLA on Saturday.

The women had the week off, and will be playing against the University of Denver on Saturday.

Hockey

BYU Hockey hosted Metro State and Colorado on Thursday and Saturday, and dropped both games. They lost to fifth-ranked Metro State on Thursday by a score of 3-2, and fell on Saturday 1-0 to the Buffaloes.

The Cougars play next on Friday, February 15, against Weber State.