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BYU Olympic Sport Recap: Women’s Basketball shocks Gonzaga again

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BYU Olympic Sports had a phenomenal weekend, as Women’s Basketball led the pack with another upset over Gonzaga.

Women’s Basketball

Women’s Basketball swept their road trip in the Pacific Northwest this week. On Thursday the Cougars snuck by a feisty Portland team, 70-69.

On Saturday, the Cougars faced off against thirteenth-ranked Gonzaga in Spokane. The Cougars had upset the Bulldogs in their first meeting in Provo. The Cougars shocked the Bulldogs again on Saturday, getting their first regular season sweep against Gonzaga since joining the conference. Shaylee Gonzales knocked down five threes for the Cougars and finished with 19 points in the upset.

The Cougars last three games will all be at home, starting on Saturday against San Diego.

Baseball

BYU Baseball started the season off at Sloan Park in Arizona in it’s opening series against the Northwestern Wildcats. The Cougars won the first game on Friday with a walk-off hit from Jackson Cluff that brought Carson Matthews home to give the Cougars a 4-3 win.

On Saturday the Cougars and Wildcats had a double-header. In the first game, the Wildcats edged the Cougars 3-2, while BYU would win the second game 11-2, giving them the series win.

Softball

BYU Softball had a successful weekend in Nevada this week, going 3-1 in the Boyd Gaming Rebel Classic. Their first game against Hawaii was cancelled due to inclement weather.

On Friday the Cougars played UC Davis and fell 2-4, but then beat Georgetown on a two-run walk-off homer by Ashley Godfrey.

On Saturday, the Cougars had a double header against UTEP and Fordham, and won both by a score of 19-4 and 11-3.

The Cougars will play in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic this week in California.

Tennis

BYU Men’s Tennis hosted New Mexico and UC Irvine on Saturday, and swept both teams by scores of 4-0. The Cougars are 8-2 on the season and are 5-0 at home. They will host Air Force and Denver on Friday and Saturday.

Track and Field

BYU Men’s DMR placed fourth at the Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday at Notre Dame. The Cougars are gearing up for the MPSF Championships this weekend in Seattle.

Volleyball

BYU Men’s Volleyball won it’s two matches this week. They swept Concordia-Irvine on Thursday before beating USC on Saturday in four sets. The Cougars are led by Gabi Garcia Fernandez and Davide Garadini, who have been phenomenal all season.

Gymnastics

BYU Gymnastics hosted and fell to tenth-ranked Boise State on Friday, but still posted their season high score of 196.900. Shannon Evans again posted a new personal best all-around score, this time scoring a 39.500.

Hockey

BYU Hockey finished it’s regular season at home on Friday night, beating Weber State 7-3. The Cougars have had their most successful season ever, winning both the Wasatch Cup and the Mountain West Collegiate Hockey League Championships this season. The Cougars will be competing in Regionals next week in Arizona.

Lacrosse

Men’s Lacrosse traveled to southern California last week and fell in both games. They played Concordia-Irvine on Friday, 16-13, before falling to UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, 13-10.

Rugby

BYU Rugby traveled to California to face St Mary’s, but fell to the Gaels 34-12. The Cougars will next play in Vegas on March 2.