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Sports in Brief 10/01

Softball wins two of three to open fall season

The Weber State University softball team began fall season over the weekend, facing Salt Lake Community College, Western Nevada University and Brigham Young University.

The Wildcats prevailed in their first two games, both ending in a 3-0 score in favor of WSU. WSU head coach Mary Kay Amicone faced her old team, having coached at SLCC last year.

“We were excited to just get started scrimmaging against someone besides ourselves,” Amicone said. “It didn’t really matter whether it was Salt Lake or Western Nevada. It was a beautiful day, and I was excited to see what we are all about.”

The Wildcats had troubles in the final game, falling 8-1 to BYU.

Amicone said she is excited for the season.

“I really like what we’re doing,” she said. “We have had really solid practices with a lot of great energy. The games over the weekend were really positive. They were really fun. I feel really great about what our players are buying into and doing.”

Men’s rugby and soccer win over weekend

Two men’s club teams racked up wins over the weekend in home games. The men’s rugby team beat Colorado State University 15-14 on Friday night in the team’s first home game of the season.

The men’s soccer team continued its shutout weekend, defeating Utah State University on Saturday night. The final score was 4-0. Cord Stimpson, Matt Tidwell, Josh Stuart and Jess Patterson all scored goals for WSU.

The men’s soccer team will stay home this weekend, battling Salt Lake Community College on Friday night at 5 p.m. on the Wildcat Soccer Field.

Harrison named Big Sky Player of the Week

WSU women’s soccer player Mackenzie Harrison was named Big Sky Player of the Week for her contributions to the soccer team over the weekend. Harrison scored a goal in the Wildcats’ wins over the University of Montana and Eastern Washington University. Harrison has scored five goals so far this season.

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