Sept. 17, 2010
LOGAN, Utah - Utah Valley University's women's volleyball team won its fifth consecutive match Friday afternoon in Logan, Utah, when it swept UC Riverside 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 26-24).
The Wolverines (7-5) and Highlanders (1-9) were all squared up at 20-all late in the first set when UVU got going as it rolled off four straight points to take a 24-20 advantage. UCR then scored the next point but UVU junior Chelsey Heaps wouldn't let the Highlanders get any closer as she finished the set with a kill.
In the second set, UVU worked an early five-point lead at 12-7. The Wolverines maintained their lead the rest of the set as they went on to win it by five. Heaps led the way for UVU offensively in the set as she put up six kills and two service aces, while freshman setter Brookelyn Campbell added 11 assists, two kills and a block.
The score stayed close for the majority of the third set as UCR did all they could to avoid the sweep. With UVU leading 18-14, the Highlanders then scored four consecutive points to tie the set at 18-all.
From there the score went back and forth until the Wolverines took a 25-24 lead on a kill from junior Jaicee Kuresa. UVU then won the set and the match on a kill from sophomore Erica Nish. Senior Kayli Doxey led the Wolverines in the third set as she recorded six kills.
Doxey led UVU offensively in the match as she tallied a match-high 13 kills, while Heaps also notched double figures in kills finishing with 10 and hit at a percentage of .421. Campbell and senior Kathleen Stevens also finished with match-highs in assists and digs as they finished with 31 and 16 respectively.
The win marked UVU's fifth straight and its second on the year against the Highlanders. The Wolverines now lead the all-time series against UCR 2-0, as both wins were 3-0 sweeps.
UVU will continue play at the Utah State Invitational tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m., when it takes on the 11-0 host Utah State Aggies. The Wolverines have split their last four meetings with the Aggies.