Author: Zach Smith

Men’s lacrosse falls to Westminster

The UVU men’s lacrosse team played their first divisional game of the season Saturday afternoon when they took their in-state rivals, the fifth-ranked Griffins of Westminster in Salt Lake City. The Griffins would go on to beat the Wolverines by a final score of 18-3.   With the tough loss the Wolverines have lost three of four to start the season, dropping their record to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the Rocky Mountain Conference with five games remaining in the season. The loss puts UVU in fourth place in the conference.   New UVU coach David Williams explained how he felt his team played after being outmatched by the fifth-ranked Griffins.   “Considering we only had 4 substitutes I think we did really well,” Williams said. “It’s been a rebuilding year for us. We’ve got a young team, so a lot of it is just getting the guys out on the field and getting them feeling what needs to happen and to know the direction we are going as a program.”   The main goal that Williams would like to see his team achieve over the last five games of the season is for the team to finish their season on a high note by having a winning record.   “Our main goal is to end the season with a winning record, which I feel is very achievable for...

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Utah Valley men’s basketball wins, extends school record win streak to 11 games

Utah Valley extended their winning streak to 11 games and improved their overall record to 18-10 and 8-0 in Great West Conference play after a 70-60 win over Montana Tech on Monday.   The Wolverines were led in scoring in the first half by Ben Aird and Holton Hunsaker, who scored 11 and 9 points respectively. The highlight of the first half came after a putback dunk by Keith Thompson that helped to get the crowd into the game. In the first half the Wolverines did the little things like diving on the floor to recover lose balls as...

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Great West Preview

Utah Valley    The Wolverines opened the season winning three of their first four games but then suffered a couple of close losses to Utah State (63-54), Arkansas (67-59), and Houston (84-71). The Wolverines enter Great West Conference play on a 3 game winning streak with a record of 10-10. Utah Valley, entered conference play averaging 67.8 points per game. The Wolverines are led in scoring by senior guard Isaiah Williams, who is averaging 15.0 ppg and 2.6 assists per game. The Wolverines also are getting a solid contribution from Geddes Robinson who is averaging 10.4 points per game and leads the conference in rebounding with 10.2 per game. Holton Hunsaker leads the Wolverines in assists averaging 3.0 per game.   Chicago State   The Cougars are really struggling this season after winning only one game but they have lost a lot of close games during their non-conference schedule. The Cougars currently head into conference play with a record of 1-16. Chicago State enters conference play having averaged 61.0 points per game this season. The Cougars have 3 players who are averaging double-figures in points, Jeremy Robinson (14.5), Lee Fisher (12.4), and Matt Samuels (10.7). Fisher also leads the team in rebounding with 8.2 per game.         Houston Baptist   Houston comes into conference play as the highest scoring team in the conference averaging 76.5 points...

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Utah Valley men’s basketball tops N. Dakota in conference opener

Utah Valley extended its winning streak to four games in a hard-fought defensive battle between the top two teams in the Great West Conference, beating North Dakota 72-64 to open Great West Conference play and improve their record on the season to 11-10.   “We anticipated it would be a very physical, back-and-forth match,” UVU head coach Dick Hunsaker said. “Them coming off the conference championship, having won three games here last time they were in the arena they really competed hard and I have a lot of respect and I think they do a good job with their program.”   Utah Valley guard Holton Hunsaker only scored two points in the first half, but he opened the second half of the game feeling he need to help scoring with both Ben Aird in foul trouble and Isaiah Williams struggling. Hunsaker hit two 3-pointers that were both assisted from Isiah Williams. Hunsakerr would go on to score 14 points in the second half on his way to 16 points for the game.   “Holton’s played better offensively scoring the ball on a regular basis,” coach Hunsaker said.  “[His] confidence is rising and to be honest he’s getting healthy and getting his handle back. Again, you have to play within the team and Holton’s strength is within the team and any time he steps too far outside that team he...

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