Author: Kaleb Searle

Men’s basketball: UVU completes toughest 24 with loss at #1 Duke

Photo courtesy of Jay Drowns/UVU One night after entering Rupp Arena and giving No. 5 Kentucky all it could handle, the UVU men’s basketball team completed the aptly named “toughest 24 hours in NCAA basketball history” by facing No. 1 Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium. After holding an early 17-13 lead over the Blue Devils, the tired legs became apparent for the Wolverines, and the game snowballed quickly out of hand. At the final buzzer, Duke had steamrolled the Wolverines 99-69. For the second night in a row, a 2-3 zone defense and live ball turnovers were UVU’s undoing....

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Volleyball: Dennison sets block assist record as UVU clinches 3 seed in WAC tourney

Photo by Maricel Evangelista In its final game of the 2017 regular season, the UVU volleyball team took down Chicago State 3-1 (25-27, 25-19, 25-22, 25-19) Saturday. The Wolverines (14-15, 9-5) closed out the season and a two-game home stand, overpowering the Cougars (10-21, 1-13) in a final tune up before the WAC tournament next week in Texas. The win, combined with a New Mexico State victory over Cal State Bakersfield and a Texas- Rio Grande Valley win over Grand Canyon elsewhere in the WAC, secures the No. 3 seed for the Wolverines in next week’s tournament. “It was...

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Men’s soccer: UVU misses WAC tournament to close disappointing season

Photo by Cody Glassett When the WAC men’s soccer tournament kicked off Nov. 8, there was a notable name missing from the bracket. The team that had spent time ranked in the national top 25 and beaten No. 4 Akron on opening night, had failed to make the postseason. In retrospect, the 2017 season for UVU began on rocky ground. The 2016 version of the team, which won the WAC regular season title, had graduated second leading scorer Skyler Milne and defensive leader Alex Neff. Aaron Meyer, 2016’s third leading scorer, left the team to serve a mission for...

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Women’s soccer: UVU to face No. 1 Stanford in NCAA tournament

Photo by Kaleb Searle Following their thrilling win over Seattle in the WAC championship game Sunday, the Wolverines’ place in the NCAA tournament is set. UVU will travel to Stanford, Calif. to take on the No. 1 overall seed Cardinal Saturday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. MST. The Wolverines’ 10-11-1 record entering the tournament put UVU in a tough spot from a seeding perspective, ultimately giving the team the toughest draw of the entire field. Stanford ended the season at 18-1-0 as the PAC-12 regular season and tournament champions. The Cardinal’s only loss of the season came in a...

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Men’s soccer: UVU falls to #23 Seattle, fails to make WAC tournament

It was senior night, and the UVU men’s soccer team entered its final match of the regular season Saturday with a simple understanding: Beat No. 23 Seattle, earn a spot in the WAC tournament. Lose the game and the season comes to an end. At the end of the night, the Wolverines were left with a 2-1 loss, eliminating them from the postseason. The Redhawks scored the first goal of the match in the 48th minute when UVU’s Giovanny Vazquez attempted a clearance, but the kick deflected off the face of SU’s Gabriel Ruiz and back toward the Wolverine...

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