From the hardwood to the mats, from the pitch to the diamond, along with a game-changing press conference, here are the top five UVU athletics moments of 2019:
We’re pushing towards the end of November and each of the WAC winter sports are well under way, meaning it’s near closing time for WAC fall sports. There have already been champions crowned in men’s and women’s soccer, and a volleyball champion will have been decided by the end of the Nov. 22 weekend. What a run it has been for WAC fall sports in 2019!
Utah Valley men’s soccer saw their 2019 season extended by at least one more match on Friday, Nov. 15, against Air Force Academy because of penalty kicks. But had their season come to a close on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 17, against Seattle University due to penalty kicks. The Redhawks then earned the WAC title and an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.
In penalty kicks, it came down to who was going to miss first after five shots each. Jensen came up with another huge save to give UVU a chance to win the match with just one more goal. The goal-scoring hero ended up being sophomore forward Zahir Vazquez.
Riding a three-game winning streak and touting the number two seed in the WAC tournament,…
“Well these seven seniors have done an incredible amount for this program, they’ve continued to build on the foundation, you know, kind of set the standard and expectation for our underclassmen,” said UVU head coach Greg Maas. “I couldn’t be more proud of our response today on senior day, traditionally we’ve struggled on this day.”
Utah Valley men’s soccer senior forward Blake Frischknecht If you were to tell Blake Frischknecht…
The Utah Valley University Wolverines overcame an early two-goal deficit against Grand Canyon University at…
Senior forward Blake Frischknecht tallied the final goal of the evening for the Wolverines, which gave him the UVU single-season record for goals scored. It was his 10th on the season and broke the tie of nine with Skyler Milne in 2015 and Paul Hoffmeister in 2016.
“I’m at a loss for words and gutted for our team — two lapses in discipline were the difference in today’s match,” UVU head coach Greg Maas said to reporters. “I couldn’t ask for a better start; up a goal, and even down a man, I didn’t think we’d relinquish our lead. Unfortunately, we can’t put the referee in a position to make a call in that moment. We’ll put this behind us, learn from it, and get ready for a welcomed return to Clyde Field.”