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Volleyball: No. 13 Ranked Utah Downed by No. 2 Texas, 3-2

Volleyball: No. 13 Ranked Utah Downed by No. 2 Texas, 3-2

By Carra McManamon

December 12, 2017

Their season came to an end on Friday night as the No. 13 ranked University of Utah volleyball team (24-10, 13-7 Pac-12) lost a five set match to the No. 2 ranked Texas Longhorns in the NCAA Regional semifinal round. Utah was able to force the Longhorn’s to have to play five sets. It was something...

Volleyball: Slow and Steady Wins the Match

Volleyball: Slow and Steady Wins the Match

By Carra McManamon

December 8, 2017

In her 28th season with the University of Utah volleyball team, head coach Beth Launiere, who was 26 years old when she took over the program, has taken a one-win team in 1989 and helped turn things around. On Friday, Dec. 8, Utah will make its first Sweet Sixteen appearance since 2008. “Its...

Volleyball: Utes Set to Face Texas Longhorns in Sweet 16

Volleyball: Utes Set to Face Texas Longhorns in Sweet 16

By Carra McManamon

December 8, 2017

Over the course of its season, the University of Utah volleyball team has battled through adversity, but a match against the Texas Longhorns might be the teams toughest task yet. The Longhorns come into Sweet Sixteen play with only two losses on their year, plus they're on a 20-match win streak. Those...

Volleyball: Utah Headed to Sweet 16 After Defeating No. 16 Purdue, 3-1

Volleyball: Utah Headed to Sweet 16 After Defeating No. 16 Purdue, 3-1

By Carra McManamon

December 2, 2017

When the University of Utah volleyball team called a timeout down 22-18 during set four against Purdue, Adora Anae screamed out to her teammates that they were still going dancing as they ran back on the court. During that timeout and all week long, they talked about having a certain state of mind. “We...

Volleyball: Utah Sweeps Cleveland State in 1st Round of NCAA Tournament

Volleyball: Utah Sweeps Cleveland State in 1st Round of NCAA Tournament

By Carra McManamon

December 1, 2017

In her final season as a collegiate athlete, University of Utah outside hitter Adora Anae is on a mission to make her team's NCAA tournament run as memorable as possible, and so far, she's helping to do that. Utah defeated Cleveland State on Thursday by a score of 3-0 to advance to the second round....

Volleyball: Utah Earns No. 11 Seed, Will host 1st and 2nd Rounds of NCAA Tournament

Volleyball: Utah Earns No. 11 Seed, Will host 1st and 2nd Rounds of NCAA Tournament

By Carra McManamon

November 27, 2017

Goal setting is something the University of Utah volleyball team has talked about a lot this season and soon they get to check hosting rounds one and two of the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship off their list. Utah found out Sunday night that they are the No. 11 overall seed, and that...

Komen Leaves Small-town Behind to Pursue Her Passion

Komen Leaves Small-town Behind to Pursue Her Passion

By Emilee White

November 26, 2017

Aside from being an avid watcher of the TV show “Friends,” one thing most people wouldn’t know about freshman Alexa Van Komen of the University of Utah volleyball team is she was born in the state of Texas, but she grew up in a northern California city called El Dorado Hills. Komen describe...

Volleyball: No. 17 Utah Defeats Arizona on Senior Night, 3-1

Volleyball: No. 17 Utah Defeats Arizona on Senior Night, 3-1

By Carra McManamon

November 19, 2017

Senior night at the Huntsman Center for the No. 17 ranked University of Utah Volleyball team (21-8 overall, 12-6 Pac-12) went the way Utah had hoped it would as it beat the Arizona Wildcats in four sets, 3-1. “I thought we played really well,” said head coach Beth Launiere. “I thought they caused...

Volleyball: No. 17 Utes Sweep Sun Devils, 3-0

Volleyball: No. 17 Utes Sweep Sun Devils, 3-0

By Carra McManamon

November 18, 2017

To begin its final regular-season weekend at home, the No. 17 ranked University of Utah volleyball team (21-8 overall, 12-6 Pac-12) took care of business, just how it had hoped to. The team swept the Arizona State Sun Devils that are winless in Pac-12 play this year, 3-0. “I thought we came in pretty...

Volleyball: No. 15 Utah Drops Match to No. 11 Washington in Four Sets

Volleyball: No. 15 Utah Drops Match to No. 11 Washington in Four Sets

By Carra McManamon

November 5, 2017

After four sets were played between the No. 15 ranked University of Utah volleyball team and No. 11 Washington on Saturday, the Utes fell at home, 3-1. “It was frustrating for sure,” said head coach Beth Launiere. “But you know, it was tough because statistically it was a really even match and...

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