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Freshmen complete comeback for first win of 2014

Freshman Savannah Ware clinched BYU's first win of 2014. (Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)
BOISE, Idaho--Freshmen Toby Miclat and Savannah Ware both clinched in tiebreakers, as BYU women's tennis orchestrated a come-from-behind win over Boise State, 4-3, the first of the season Saturday.
 
"It was important for us to bounce back and start strong in doubles today," BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. "We played well in doubles which helped carry us in singles.

Hamson's double-double lifts BYU past San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO – A double-double from senior Jennifer Hamson helped lead BYU women’s basketball (19-5, 9-4) to a 73-66 victory Saturday on the road at San Francisco.

BYU notches first win of the season

Megan Bain Tidwell set a season high on the floor routine with 9.825.
PROVO, Utah--In its first win of the season, all four events and the all-around were claimed by four different BYU gymnasts as the team finished with 194.900, just ahead of Utah State's 194.300 Friday evening at the Smith Fieldhouse.
 
Senior Raquel Willman Hatch took the top honor in the all-around with a score of 39.225.

St. Clair continues hot start in split doubleheader

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ST. GEORGE, Utah – Freshman McKenzie St. Clair continued her strong early season to lead BYU to a split on Friday.

“We are hitting really well and it’s nice to split today,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “However, in the young season we just seem to keep beating ourselves. If we stop giving up walks and play some solid defense we could easily be 4-0 right now. So we need to hit better spots with our pitches and play better defense.”

Cougar athlete connections to Olympics/Sochi

Sochi was an eight-month residence for former all-conference linebacker Cameron Jensen prior to his transfer to BYU in 2003-2006 following a mission to Russia. (Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Although no BYU athletes are participating in the 2014 Winter Olympics, some athletes still have connections to the unique city, home of this year’s winter competition.

Current BYU sophomore Kate Hansen is competing for the United States in the luge, but is not a Cougar athlete.

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Second place in the WCC up for grabs on Saturday

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BYU Game Notes

BYU defeated Santa Clara 89-76 on Thursday to extend its home winning streak to eight games. The Cougars host San Francisco on Saturday in what will be a battle for second place as the two teams are tied in the league standings at 8-4. Saturday's game will be televised live on BYUtv at 7 p.m. MST and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and BYUcougars.com.

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Fourth straight road conference game is at USF

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With an 87-80 overtime victory at Santa Clara, BYU women’s basketball (18-5, 8-4) continues West Coast Conference action on the road. The Cougars stay in northern California to play at San Francisco (9-14, 4-8), Saturday at 2 p.m. PST. Fans can follow the action live on BYU Radio.