The Wolverines made the trek up to Logan, Utah, to face off against the Utah State Aggies on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
UVU swept USU right off the court, winning all three sets and outscoring in both kills and digs.
USU has had a tough season so far, and our Wolverines didn’t let up making this match the Aggies eleventh loss to go with no wins.
In the first set, the Aggies started strong with a 10 point lead. Junior outside hitter Bailey Nixon would have none of this, bringing in a trio of kills. These kills, paired with some attack errors made by USU, brought the Wolverines back into the lead. This lead would continue, and the gap grew to a score of 20-14 in the middle of the first set. A pair of kills by senior middle blocker Jasmine Niutupuivaha finished it off, ending in a score of 25-22 in favor of the Wolverines.
Set two played a bit tighter. The Wolverines and Aggies tied up the score numerous times. Nixon added five more kills and pulled UVU forward — taking a controlled lead. Freshman outside hitter Tori Dorius brought a beautiful kill straight down the line and won set two for the Wolverines 25-17.
For the Aggies, the third set was a bloodbath. UVU dominated the entire set, starting with a lead of 10 points. Dorius brought in five more kills, Sophomore right-side hitter Kaili Downs, and Niutupuivaha each brought in one more kill, as the Aggies were finished. The final score for set three was the same as set two, 25-17.
The Wolverines will play at home this weekend, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. MST. Our girls will play Weber State in the Lockhart Arena. Be there to cheer them on for their last match before the WAC opener next Thursday, Sept. 26 against New Mexico State.
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