Volleyball Game Notes for BYU and Northern Colorado

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Utah Valley State (8-9) vs. Brigham Young (11-9)
Location:
Orem, Utah
Date: October 26th
Time: 7:00 p.m. (MST)
Site: Activity Center (UV is 2-0 in the A.C. this season)
Series Record: BYU leads series 1-0 (Division I history)

Utah Valley State (8-9) vs. Northern Colorado (17-8)
Location:
Orem, Utah
Date: October 27th
Time: 7:00 p.m. (MST)
Site: Activity Center (UV is 2-0 in the A.C. this season)
Series Record: UNC leads series 3-0

OREM, Utah - The Utah Valley State volleyball team will host two consecutive matches at home for the first time this season. Utah Valley State will match up against in-state rival, Brigham Young University on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. (MST), and the Wolverines will play fellow Division I Independent, Northern Colorado on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Both matches will be played in the Activity Center, where the Wolverines are 2-0 this season. All UVSC students and employees get in free with their UVSC I.D.

Wolverine Update:
Senior right side hitter, Deise Borghetti continues to pound away at Wolverine opponents improving her kills per game average to 4.30. Lacee Koelliker has been solid all year distributing the ball. She averages 10.88 assists per game. Sophomore outside hitter Krystal Taylor has come on strong as of late. In her last five matches she has recorded 60 kills (2.72 K/G). Koelliker leads the team with 10 double-doubles, and Borghetti is tied with Alina Wallauer for the next best total with 7.

The Wolverines have played 15 of their first 17 matches on the road, compiling a 6-9 mark in road matches this season. UVSC has won both the home matches they have played in this season giving them an 8-9 overall record.

Last Week's Action:
(10/19/04 vs. Weber State): The last time the Utah Valley State volleyball team dropped its first two games they rallied to beat Texas-Pan American on Saturday. Three days later, the Wolverines were in the same situation at Weber State, only this time the outcome didn't go in their favor. The Wildcats beat Utah Valley 30-22, 30-20, 30-32, 29-31 and 15-10. The loss drops the Wolverines to 8-9. Deise Borghetti led the Wolverines with 23 kills and 21 digs. Jessica Endres also had a solid night with 14 kills. Despite the solid performances, nothing could go right for the Wolverines in the first two games. In game one, Weber State scored nine straight points and turned a slim 12-11 lead into a 20-11 margin. Utah Valley cut the lead to 26-21 and 27-22 thanks to kills by Borghetti. But the Wildcats sealed the win by scoring the final three points of the game. Weber Stated jumped out to an 8-3 lead in game two and led by as many as 13 points later in game. The Wolverines trailed 27-23 in game 3 but then rallied to score four straight points to tie the game at 27-27 thanks to kills by Borghetti, Krystal Taylor and Lacee Koelliker. Weber State had game point twice at 29-28 and 30-29 but a Borghetti kill and a Wildcat service error tied the game at 30-30. Malia Hoyt gave the Wolverines a 31-30 lead and Weber State had a hitting error to give Utah Valley State the win. Trailing 26-20 in game 4, Utah Valley rallied to tie the game at 27-27. Weber State then had game point at 29-27 and 29-28 but hitting errors by the Wildcats and a block by Hoyt gave the Wolverines the win. Weber State dominated the final game by jumping out to a 10-3 lead. Utah Valley cut the deficit to 12-9 but that was the closest the Wolverines got.

Double Trouble:
Four different Wolverines have notched double-double performances this year, they are: Alina Wallauer with 7, Lacee Koelliker with 10, Deise Borghetti with 7, and Krystal Taylor with 1.

PLAYER         
Alina Wallauer                    
Deise Borghetti                        
Alina Wallauer                         
Lacee Koelliker                                  
Deise Borghetti                                  
Alina Wallauer                                    
Lacee Koelliker                                 
Deise Borghetti                                
Alina Wallauer                               
Lacee Koelliker                                 
Alina Wallauer                                  
Lacee Koelliker                                 
Alina Wallauer  
Deise Borghetti
Lacee Koelliker    
Alina Wallauer 
Krystal Taylor
Lacee Koelliker 
Deise Borghetti
Lacee Koelliker
Lacee Koelliker
Deise Borghetti
Lacee Koelliker
Deise Borghetti
Lacee Koelliker

DOUBLE/DOUBLE
11 kills, 11 digs                                    
21 kills, 15 digs                                   
19 kills, 11 digs                                    
55 assists, 19 digs                          
18 kills, 12 digs                                
16 kills, 13 digs                                
46 assists, 13 digs                          
26 kills, 15 digs                                
11 kills, 15 digs                             
47 assists, 12 digs                          
20 kills, 23 digs                                
59 assists, 10 digs                        
14 kills, 16 digs  
19 kills, 15 digs
43 assists, 18 digs  
10 kills, 14 digs  
12 kills, 10 digs
42 assists, 12 digs  
17 kills, 11 digs  
42 assists, 25 digs
39 assists, 15 assists     
30 kills, 15 digs   
40 kills, 18 digs
23 kills, 21 digs
58 assists, 15 digs                     

OPPONENT
Utah, 9/1
Central Florida, 9/10
Central Florida, 9/10
Central Florida, 9/10
Oklahoma, 9/11
Oklahoma, 9/11
Oklahoma, 9/11
UC Davis, 9/16
UC Davis, 9/16
UC Davis, 9/16
Cal Poly-SLO, 9/17
Cal Poly-SLO, 9/17
Portland State, 9/18
UNLV, 9/25
UNLV, 9/25
Oral Roberts, 9/29
Westminster, 10/5
Westminster, 10/5
Nevada, 10/7
Nevada, 10/7
Texas A&M-CC, 10/15
Texas-Pan Am, 10/16
Texas-Pan Am, 10/16
Weber State, 10/19
Weber State, 10/19

Borghetti Named Offensive Player of the Week:
Utah Valley State senior rightside hitter, Deise Borghetti was named the NCAA Division I Independent -??Offensive Player of the Week-?? for her performances against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Texas-Pan American the week of October 11-17.

Borghetti helped Utah Valley State go 2-0 over the fellow Division I Independents. In two matches she had 100 attempts and notched 48 kills with only 12 errors (.333) and averaged 6.0 kills/game. Against TAMUCC the southpaw tallied a match-high 18 kills and hit .256 in a three game sweep of the Islanders. Against UTPA she finished with a UVSC D-I record 30 kills to go along with 15 digs and hit an impressive .410 on route to her sixth double-double of the year. The Wolverines got down 2-0 against the Broncs, but UVSC, sparked by Borghetti came back to win the final three games and closed out the match. On the season she improved her kills per game average from 3.98 to 4.27.

The award was the second of the season for Borghetti as she also received the honor on September 21st . It was the fifth award for UVSC this year. Freshman middle blocker, Jessica Endres was named the Newcomer of the Week on September 14th, and Lacee Koelliker was named Setter of the Week on September 21st , and October 12th .  

Borghetti shares the weekly award with Erin Deffenbaugh of Northern Colorado.

This season, eight Division I Independent schools have grouped together to select Player of the Week awards. Those teams are Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas-Pan American, IPFW, Northern Colorado, South Dakota State, North Dakota State, Providence, and UVSC. Awards are voted on by participating team sports information directors and released each Tuesday.

Koelliker Named Division I Independent Setter of the Week:
Lacee Koelliker was named the NCAA Division I Independent -??Setter of the Week-?? for her performances against Westminster and Nevada the week of October 4-10.

Koelliker performed well on the court and was also honored for her efforts off the court last week.

On the court, Koelliker recorded double-doubles in both of Utah Valley State's matches this week. She leads the team with seven double-doubles on the season. Against Westminster on Tuesday she notched a match-high 42 assists to go along with her 12 digs, averaging 10.5 assists per game. Against Nevada on Thursday she tallied match-highs in both assists and digs, finishing the match with 42 assists (10.5 per game) and a season-high 25 digs. Off the court Koelliker was named the Scholar Athlete of the Month for September.

Koelliker Named September Scholar Athlete of the Month:
Lacee Koelliker was named Scholar-Athlete of the Month for September. The award is given by the athletic department each month to a student athlete based on academic excellence, leadership, and performance in the field of competition.

Koelliker had a spring semester GPA of 3.950 that placed her on the athletic department's Honor Roll. She has a cumulative GPA of 3.932

The sophomore setter has been equally impressive on the court. During the month of September, Koelliker helped lead the Wolverine volleyball team to wins over Montana, Central Florida, Memphis, UC Davis and Portland. She has jumpstarted the Wolverine offensive attack with an impressive 11.05 assists a game.

She recorded 40 assists in a win at Montana. She also has over 40 assists in matches against Idaho State (42), UNLV (43), Oklahoma (46), UC Davis (47), Central Florida (55) and Cal Poly (59).

Academic and Athletic Excellence is not new for Koelliker. She graduated from Silverado High School in 2003 with High Honors and received an Honors Diploma with a 4.5 GPA. She also received the Nevada Silver Scholar award in 2002.  

Borghetti, Koelliker Receive Player of the Week Honors:
Utah Valley State right side hitter Deise Borghetti, and setter Lacee Koelliker received Division I Independent -??Player of the Week-?? honors for their performances in the Nike Portland Pilot Invitational September 16-18. Borghetti was honored as the Offensive Player of the Week, and Koelliker was named Setter of the Week.

Borghetti and Koelliker helped the Wolverines to a 2-2 overall record and runner-up finish in the invitational.

Borghetti, a senior out of Medianeira, Brazil, earned All-Tournament honors notching two matches with 20-plus kills (26 against UC Davis, and 22 against Cal Poly-SLO). In four matches she averaged a double-double with 17 kills and 10.25 digs per match. It was the second straight week that Borghetti was named to All-Tournament Teams, having been the only player to be selected in the BYU/Mizuno Classic last week.

Koelliker finished the tournament with 172 assists, an average of 10.75 assists per game. Against Cal Poly-SLO she tallied a season-high 59 assists, to go along with 10 digs. Koelliker notched 47 assists and 12 digs in a win over UC-Davis, and in a sweep over Portland State she recorded 38 assists and six digs. Against Portland in the championship match she finished with 28 assists and seven digs.

Borghetti Honored Two Weeks in a Row:
Senior right side hitter, Deise Borghetti was named to the Nike Portland Pilot Invitational All-Tournament Team on September 18 th , and the week before she was named to the Mizuno Classic All-Tournament team. In the Mizuno Classic Borghetti averaged 4.45 kills, and 3.18 digs per game in the tournament. She had match-high kills against UCF (21), and Oklahoma (18).

Endres Named Newcomer of the Week:
Freshman middle blocker Jessica Endres was named the Division I Independent Volleyball Newcomer of the Week for her performance in the BYU/Mizuno Classic September 10-11. The weekly award is given to a true freshman or transfer player.

Endres, a true freshman from Gilbert, Arizona, helped the Wolverines go 2-1 in the Mizuno Classic. UVSC sandwiched wins over Central Florida and Memphis around a loss to Oklahoma. Against UCF Endres was called upon 20 different times, notching 13 kills and a .500 hitting percentage. Against OU she tallied seven kills, and against Memphis, Endres carried the team with a match-high 17 kills, while hitting an impressive .536.

Last Year's Post Season Honors:
UVSC returns three players who received NCAA Division I Independent honors in 2003. They are: outside hitters Alina Wallauer and Krystal Taylor, and setter Lacee Koelliker.

Wallauer (173 K, 2.37 K/G) received two honors as she was named the D-I Independent -??Newcomer of the Year,-?? and to the All-Independent Second Team. Koelliker (379 A, 4.51 A/G) and Taylor (109 K, 1.85 K/G) were both named to the Independent All-Freshman Team.

Scouting the Opposition:
BYU: The Cougars come into Tuesday's match with an overall record of 11-9, and 4-4 in Mountain West Conference action. BYU most recently played 14 th ranked University of Utah on Saturday. The Utes swept the Cougars in three games, 30-24, 30-20, 31-29. BYU is led offensively by a veteran and a rookie. Junior outside hitter Kim Wilson and freshman right side hitter Erica Lott. Wilson averages a team-high 3.36 kills per game and Lott averages 3.24 kills and 0.66 blocks per game. Lott is second on the team with 7 block solos this year.

UNC: The Bears have a current overall record of 17-8, and will play UVSC's most recent opponent, Weber State on Tuesday in Ogden before traveling to the Activity Center for Wednesday's match with the Wolverines. UNC most recently traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to take on UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee in a doubleheader on Saturday. The Bears swept UWGB in three games before losing a five-game match to UWM in the nightcap. UNC is led offensively by senior outside hitter, Erin Deffenbaugh. The four-time Division I Independent -??Offensive Player of the Week-?? comes into Wednesday's match averaging team-highs in kills (4.58 K/G) and digs (3.01 D/G).

Up Next:
The Wolverines will host the Boise State Broncos in the Activity Center on Thursday, November 4th . It will be the final of three consecutive home matches for the Wolverines. On Saturday, November 6th the Wolverines will travel to Northern Colorado to complete the home and home series with the Bears this season.