• Texas A&M defeated Oklahoma, 37-10. But Oklahoma is now gaining honorable mention in the national rankings, so keep up the hard work Roses.
“We lost a heartbreaker for sure,” said fullback Andrea Gossard. “Hopefully, we’ll have another opportunity to play them at Western Collegiates and get our win.”
• Brigham Young’s Erica Kiefer scored a hat trick of tries to help BYU beat Utah Valley State, 42-22.
The Cougars relied on speed and quickness to score 42 consecutive points after falling behind 5-0 in the match’s early minutes.
“We utilized our strength, which is speed on the outside,” BYU coach Tom Waqa said. “We decided to spread the ball around and give it up to our fast wingers.
“Of course, (UVSC) is a lot bigger, so we didn’t want to play up front with them. We had to be smart and use our speed.”
• From a readers’ e-mail, Minnesota’s Under-23 Select-Sides played Northern Iowa this past weekend, but lost 49-0. On a personal note, I’m looking forward to the results from the April 8-9 Midwest Collegiate/Under-23 LAU Tournament and how the Wisconsin U-23s perform.
Image: UVSC’s Asher Shaner, center, runs through the BYU defenders for a try in women’s rugby Wednesday in Orem. Photo by Michael Brandy, Desert Morning News.