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

Utah outside hitter Kenzie Koerber (4) and middle blocker Berkeley Oblad (12) block a shot by Cleveland State during the first round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament as the University of Utah hosts Cleveland State at the Hunstman Center in Salt Lake on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Utah wins the match 3 sets to none and advances to play Purdue University tomorrow.

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

The University of Utah Volleyball team celebrates a point in a set of matches vs. The Oregon Ducks at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

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

University of Utah  Girls Volleyball, (Left) Tawnee Luafalemana (20), Adora Anae (14), (right) Berkley Oblad (12) huddle with teammates during BYU matchup at the Hunstman center in Salt Lake City, UT on Thursday,Sept.14, 2017

(Photo by Jose Remes/ Daily Utah Chronicle)

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

University of Utah senior outside hitter Adora Anae (14) in an NCAA Volleyball game vs. The Arizona Wildcats in Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.

(Photo by Curtis Lin/ Daily Utah Chronicle)

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

The University of Utah Volleyball team celebrates a point in a set of matches vs. The Oregon Ducks at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

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

University of Utah Volleyball senior middle blocker Tawnee Luafalemana (20) and senior outside hitter Carly Trueman (10) block the ball in a set of matches vs. The Oregon Ducks at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

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...

Volleyball: Utah Sweeps Washington State at Home, 3-0

University of Utah  Girls Volleyball Dani Barton (1) cheering with team after point against  BYU at the Hunstman center in Salt Lake City, UT on Thursday,Sept.14, 2017

(Photo by Jose Remes/ Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Jordan Senteno

November 4, 2017

For its third time during Pac-12 play this season, the University of Utah volleyball team completed a sweep. This time, in the annual blackout game at the Huntsman Center, it defeated the Washington State Cougars, 3-0. "I thought everybody had a great week of practice and really regained focus, just...

Volleyball: Utah Drops 3rd Straight Match, Loses 1-3 to Oregon State

University of Utah Volleyball senior middle blocker Tawnee Luafalemana (20) blocks the ball in a set of matches vs. The Oregon Ducks at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

October 29, 2017

After four sets of action on Friday night, the No. 12 ranked University of Utah volleyball team fell to the Oregon State Beavers. Sophomore Brianna Doehrmann finished the night with four assists and 15 digs, and she believes that Utah must focus on getting back to the basics in order to get back on track....

Volleyball: No. 12 Utah Falls Short to No.15 Oregon on Road

Tawnee Luafalemana #20 and  Dani Barton #1 ready for serve. University of Utah  Volleyball girls take on California Golden Bears for the win 3-0 . University of Utah takes the win in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday,Jan.1, 2017

(Photo by Jose Remes/ Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

October 27, 2017

With hopes to get back on track after losing to USC this past week, that's not how things panned out for the No. 12 ranked University of Utah volleyball team on the road against No. 15 ranked Oregon on Wednesday evening. "I thought we got off to a little bit of a slow start today,” said senior Tawnee...

Volleyball: No. 12 Utah Upset by No. 19 USC in Five Sets

University of Utah Volleyball senior middle blocker Tawnee Luafalemana (20) and senior outside hitter Carly Trueman (10) leap to block a spike in a set of matches vs. The Oregon Ducks at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

October 23, 2017

It has been said that all good things must come to an end, and for the No. 12 ranked University of Utah volleyball team, that happened with a loss to No. 19 ranked USC on Sunday, as it snapped its seven-match winning streak. “I just don’t think we played our best match, and I think that they [USC]...

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