Wolverines 8 game homestand includes win over Syracuse

By Josh Kiel   The UVU volleyball team concluded their eight-game home stand to begin the season, finishing with a 6-2 record including a win over Syracuse.   “It’s been great, I am very pleased as far as where we are after the home stand,” head coach Sam Atoa said. “We have done a good […]

Roster continues to evolve

The UVU volleyball has now played in four matches this year. Through them they have learned a few things. One is that Chelsey Heaps is ready to step up in her senior campaign. She leads the team in kills, kill ratio, and is tied for second-most digs. She has stepped into her leadership role seemingly […]

Volleyball tops Santa Clara, takes 2nd at La Quinta Invitational

In the finale of The La Quinta Invitational Saturday night, the UVU Wolverines volleyball team faced off against the Broncos from Santa Clara University. The Wolverines won 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 25-22). All four sets included early leads that were later surrendered for compelling finishes.   In the first set UVU jumped out to a […]

Michigan Wolvereines top Utah Valley in three sets

Michigan Wolvereines top Utah Valley in three sets

Utah Valley began tournament play Friday night against the Michigan Wolverines. Mistakes were the theme early for UVU as they lost 0-3 (17-25, 17-25, 25-27). After getting out to an even UVU began to struggle with the serving ability of Michigan. “We really struggled passing the ball,” observed Coach Sam Atoa, “especially in those first […]

Volleyball loses to Slovenian national team in four sets

Volleyball loses to Slovenian national team in four sets

The Wolverine volleyball team played an exhibition game against the Slovenian National Team Wednesday night losing 3-1 (21-25, 21-25, 25-17, 19-25). The game was the return of Jaicee Kuresa. She got four kills, an assist, and four digs in her debut match.   As a team the Wolverines fell behind early in the first set […]

Wolverine rivalry: volleyball hosts Michigan this week

Wolverine rivalry: volleyball hosts Michigan this week

This year’s team is dominated by youth, featuring seven freshmen and four sophomores. The four returning seniors and lone junior will be looked to early and often to provide leadership for this team, according to UVU head coach Sam Atoa. With the scheduling quirk of having nine home matches in a row to begin the […]

Wolverines ace Roadrunners in straight sets

Wolverines ace Roadrunners in straight sets

The volleyball team showed complete dominance in their first match Saturday against the CSU-Bakersfield Roadrunners.  They won in three straight sets 25-13, 25-20, 25-20.   Freshman McKenna Tait rattled off ten straight serves to finish the match.  With the Wolverines down 15-20 she took the game over.     “I consider serving one of my […]

Wolverines take NAU to four sets but come up short

The Wolverines lost their first match Saturday night against the northern Arizona Lumberjacks.  The loss came in heart breaking fashion as the Wolverines gave up a late lead then allow the final point as their two best players ran into each other going for the ball.  The error allowed the Lumberjacks to win the fourth […]