OGDEN -- The Wildcats' return home was anything but sweet.
Squaring off with in-state rival Utah State on Tuesday night at Swenson Gym, the Weber State University women's volleyball team was simply overwhelmed by the Aggies in a straight set, 25-19, 25-12, 25-18 loss.
Utah State, which improved to 5-2, hit .416 and won nearly every phase of play against the Wildcats. Weber State dropped to 3-6 with its sixth straight setback.
The Aggies had 47 kills to just 29 for the Wildcats, who hit just .099, and outblocked WSU 10-3.
Sophomore outside hitter Samantha Staker led the Wildcats with eight kills, while hitting .353, while sophomore outside hitter Rebecca Fuchs added seven kills.
Sophomore setter Whitney Hunt had 20 assists and junior libero McKay Tarbox had 13 digs.
Weber State got off to a solid start in the opening set, taking a 3-1 lead on a kill by Fuchs, but Utah State used a 6-0 spurt to take the lead and held it the rest of the way in taking a 1-0 advantage in the match.
The second set was fairly tight early, with Staker making it 13-10, but Utah State scored 12 of the final 14 points of the set to win by 13 and take a 2-0 lead.
Looking to stave off defeat in the third set, Weber State fell behind 7-2, but rallied to take a 13-12 lead and led 16-15 on a kill by Fuchs, but another large run -- this time 10-2 -- pushed Utah State to the sweep.
Weber State will be back in action this weekend when the Wildcats head to Philadelphia, Penn., to take part in the five-team Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.
* WSU MEN 16TH: The Weber State men's golf team struggled to a 16th place finish at the Falcon Invitational, which wrapped up Monday at the Eisenhower Blue Course at the Air Force Academy.
The Wildcats opened the tournament on Sunday with a first-round 303, and was unable to improve from there, closing Sunday with a 305, and ending the tournament with a 304.
"I am completely disappointed in this week's outcome," said WSU head coach Scott Erling. "Our players are far better than this, and results like these are totally unacceptable."
Weber State's two youngest players led the team on the week. Dallimore, a sophomore, bounced back from an opening 76 to shoot 72-74 in the final two rounds to finish tied for 42nd overall at 222. Alex Herzog, meanwhile shot an opening round 75 and closed with a 73 for a pair of solid rounds en route to a total of 227, which tied the freshman for 59th overall.
Tournament host Air Force claimed the team title, shooting rounds of 278, 285 and 286 for a 15-under-par total of 849. The Falcons were 12 shots clear of UTEP, who finished second at 861. Colorado and Wyoming tied for third at 867.
Air Force posted two of the top three individual performances for the week, led by Kyle Westmoreland, who shot a 12-under-par 204 for medalist honors.
Jordan Herzog shot 228 to tie for 65th overall for WSU. Luke Crapo shot 237 to finish tied for 82nd, while Michael Johnson shot 242 to finish 86th.
* WSU WOMEN 8TH AT HOBBLE CREEK: At Springville, the Weber State women's golf team shot a three-round total of 939 to finish eighth at the inaugural Hobble Creek Invitational, which concluded on Tuesday at the Hobble Creek Golf Course.
Senior Alli Cluff led the Wildcats, bookending a second-round 82 with back-to-back 76's for a total of 234 to tie for 26th.
San Francisco placed four players in the top seven, and recorded a team total of 880 for a six-shot win over second place Gonzaga.
BYU's Lea Garner, a former Bonneville High standout, shot a one-over-par 214 to earn individual medalist honors, while Grand Canyon's Charlotte Jaengkit finished second at 219.
WSU sophomore Kristie Jensen opened the tournament with rounds of 76 and 77, but fell off the pace on Tuesday with an 85 to slide out of the top-20 into a tie for 38th overall. Courtney Saffell matched Jensen at 238 in a three-way tie for 38th place. Nyomy Obcemea and Emily Podlesny each shot 240 to tie for 42nd.
Playing as individuals for Weber State, Lexie Albi shot 246 to tie for 53rd, Kaceelyn Pouttu shot 247 to tie for 56th, and Mary Bischoff shot 253 to finish 63rd.