Author: Kaleb Searle

Men’s soccer: UVU strikes on man advantage to top UMKC

Photo by Cody Glassett At long last, the UVU men’s soccer team (4-8-1, 1-3-1) snapped its eight-game winless streak Thursday with a 2-1 win over UMKC (4-5-3, 2-2). With the teams locked in a 1-1 tie in the 84th minute, UMKC’s Diego Serfaty was sent off with a red card. Paul Hoffmeister got free just two minutes later to net the game winner with an assist from Alec Felix. It was the Wolverines’ first win since topping San Diego State 1-0 on Sept. 10. “It’s an incredible relief for this team. They’ve been working so hard and been so...

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UVU cross country team continues WAC domination

If the measurement of success for UVU athletic teams is conference championships, then the men and women of the Wolverine cross country team have set the bar high in recent years. Both the UVU men and women have built the foundations of a dynasty in WAC cross country by winning five of a possible eight conference titles between them since joining the WAC in 2013. They’re on pace to continue that legacy in the 2017 season. The Wolverines began the season with a team sweep as hosts at the UVU Invitational in Orem. With two top-three finishes, the men edged Southern Utah by one point, 33-34. The women won more comfortably, finishing 28 points ahead of the competition with five top-10 finishes and three in the top four. At the UC Riverside Invitational, the men earned a third-place finish in a field of 33 teams with two runners in the top 10. The women finished fourth in a field of 30, their first runner coming in with a 23rd place finish. UVU earned its second team sweep of the season at the UNLV Invitational, where the men swept the top five finishes and the women placed four in the top five. After a brief break, the Wolverines participated in the SUU Color Country Invitational. There, the women took first with five finishers in the top eight, while the men...

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Quick hits from the 2017-18 UVU men’s basketball schedule

Photo by Sarah Sanchez Coming off a season in which the UVU men’s basketball team got its first-ever win in the WAC tournament and came within a 4OT decision from the WAC championship game, the team has released its schedule for the upcoming season. Following the yearly Midnight Madness event on Oct. 13, the Wolverines will begin the nonconference schedule with what has been branded the toughest 24 hours in college basketball history. In an unprecedented feat in UVU history, the team will travel to Lexington, Kentucky and Durham, North Carolina to take on the University of Kentucky and...

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Women’s soccer: UVU tops Seattle 3-0 in final nonconference home match

  Photo by Mykah Heaton In the final nonconference home match of the season, three first half goals propelled the UVU women’s soccer team to a convincing 3-0 victory over the Seattle Redhawks. Tori Smith, Breanna DeWaal and Breanna McCarter scored for the Wolverines, and UVU snapped a four-match losing streak with the win. “We felt like we were a little more dynamic in the final third tonight,” UVU head coach Chris Lemay said. “Obviously, a couple of early goals makes it a little bit easier.” UVU came out on the offensive and wasted no time getting on the...

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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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