Author: Zach Burkart

Volleyball: UVU routes GCU in straight sets

Photo by Byron Harward The UVU volleyball team took care of Grand Canyon University in straight sets Saturday behind the power of the defense. The Wolverines’ undefeated weekend moves them to 12-13 overall and 7-3 in conference play. UVU is now one game behind New Mexico State at 8-2 for the WAC lead. In the first set, the Wolverines got off to a fast start with an early three-point lead. GCU and the Wolverines continued to go back and forth staying pretty even throughout the set. Madison Dennison kept the Wolverines close with five kills early in the set....

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Volleyball: UVU downed by UTRGV 3-1 in WAC home opener

Photo by Cody Glassett The UVU volleyball team hosted its first WAC match of the season Thursday night in the Lockhart Arena, but the upfront blocking for the Wolverines (7-12, 2-2) was not enough to slow down UTRGV (10-7, 4-0) as the Vaqueros prevailed 3-1 (24-26, 25-21, 25-12, 25-21). The first set started off strong for UVU. The Wolverines opened the set with three straight points, but UTRGV capitalized on errors made by UVU as they kept the set close early. The set continued to go back forth with neither team leading by more than two. The Wolverines had...

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Volleyball: UVU falls to #9 Kansas

Photo by Byron Harward The UVU volleyball team gave a tough test to the No. 9 team in the nation, Kansas, as they opened the Wolverine Invitational Thursday night. The Wolverines ultimately fell in a 3-0 sweep but kept each set close in the first home game of the season. The Wolverines kept it close all throughout the beginning of the first set. Lexi Thompson kept the Wolverines in the first set with four kills. The Wolverines stayed close through the first set but the Jayhawks continued to use their upfront dominance to win the first set 25-20. In...

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Baseball: NMSU scores 13 unanswered runs, beats UVU 16-6

Photo by Sarah Sanchez OREM — The bats of New Mexico State University were too strong late in the game as UVU fell in game two of the three-game series 16-6 Saturday night at Brent Brown Ballpark. The Aggies jumped on the board early with a run on an error on the exchange during a double play. The Wolverines were then able to counter with a run of their own with a Zac Willis single scoring Jackson Overlund. UVU had a big third inning to tie the game then take a 4-3 lead, their first lead of the series. The...

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Baseball: BYU takes mid-week game over UVU

Photo by Mykah Heaton Orem — A huge crowd at Brent Brown Ballpark watched as UVU hosted in-state foe BYU at Brent Brown Ballpark Tuesday night. The Cougars were able to continue their success against UVU as the pitching got rattled in the mid-week match-up and the Wolverines lost 8-3. Ondrej Sebek got the start for the Wolverines and from the beginning he was rattled and allowed a single scoring a run for BYU. In the second inning, the Cougars unloaded on Sebek, hitting a two-run homer to right field to increase the score to 5-0. Paxton Schultz came in for Sebek...

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