Author: Kaleb Searle

UVU finishes Homecoming week winless

Photo by Samantha Raymond Additional reporting by Ryan Willie For the Wolverines, Homecoming week left a lot to be desired on the field of play. Across all sports, UVU finished the week a winless 0-7. However, that’s not as bad as it might sound in some cases, as a couple of the squads were able to put up a good fight against nationally ranked opponents. You can find a roundup of the weekend’s events below. Volleyball After starting the week with a 1-3 loss to Weber State on the road, the volleyball team welcomed a pair of nationally ranked...

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NUVI Basketball Center officially completed, open for use by UVU athletes

Photo by Jay Drowns/UVU Marketing A symbolic cutting down of the nets served as a substitute for a literal ribbon cutting Wednesday in the NUVI Basketball Center on UVU’s campus. It marked the official completion of the new practice facility, but the Wolverines hope it was just the first step toward doing some net cutting of their own soon. “There will be a day in the very near future where Coach Pope’s team and my team do that at the WAC tournament,” women’s head coach Cathy Nixon said. The $4.4 million, 14,500-square-foot structure was funded entirely by private donations...

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Giovanny Vazquez: The constant of UVU soccer

Photo by Mykah Heaton Senior defenseman Giovanny Vazquez entered the spotlight for the UVU men’s soccer team opening night. On the team’s fourth corner kick opportunity of the game against then-No. 13 Akron, Connor Salmon launched the ball in front of the net and Vazquez rose up and struck a header past the Akron goalkeeper. It would be the only goal of the night. UVU sent the Zips home with a 0-1 record. If you’re only counting goals scored, that would have been the first you had ever heard of Vazquez. It was his first time putting the ball...

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Men’s soccer: UVU tops Cal State Fullerton 2-0

Photo by Mykah Heaton In the UVU men’s soccer team’s first match of the weekend, the Wolverines (2-1-0) got the 2-0 win over Cal State Fullerton (2-3-0) Friday night, despite the Titans dominating the possession battle for much of the night. It was the second shutout in three games for the Wolverines. Gui Leme scored a goal and tallied an assist and Paul Hoffmeister netted his first goal of the season in his first game of the season. Elliott Rubio got the start back in net after leaving the 2-1 loss to CSUN on Sept. 1 in the first...

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Men’s soccer: #14 UVU falls to CSUN

Photo by Maricel Evangelista One year after Cal State Northridge was shut out by UVU in a 1-0 defeat, the Matadors (2-1) extracted their revenge on the No. 14 ranked Wolverines (1-1) 2-1 on Friday, scoring two goals in the first 17 minutes on their first two shots of the game. Paul Hoffmeister and Donnett Sackie missed their second game of the season, and their offensive firepower is sorely missed by the Wolverines, who have been unable to break the one-goal barrier in either of the first two games of the season. “Today was really on us,” said UVU...

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