UVU leads the all-time series 1-0 over the Redhawks after sweeping SU in Orem in 2008. Saturday will mark the first meeting between the two in Seattle.
About Texas-Pan American
The Broncs, who enter the weekend leading the WAC with a 10-6 overall record, are off to their second best start in program history this season. UTPA has wins over Nebraska-Omaha, Lamar, Jackson State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Prairie View A&M, McNeese State, Huston-Tillotson as well as two over Louisiana-Monroe so far this season. Texas-Pan American was picked to finish seventh in the WAC Preseason Poll.
Maria Kliefoth leads the Broncs this year in kills with 127 and a 2.31 kill per set average. Haley Durham is tops on the team in blocks with 56 (1.00 block/set average) while Nycole Masaki leads the way in assists with 503 (8.98 assist/set average).
The Broncs and Wolverines will renew their rivalry on Monday night when they'll meet up for the 23rd time in history. Utah Valley holds a near-perfect 21-1 all-time series advantage over its former Great West counterpart. UTPA's lone victory came in 2005 in Edinburg when it outlasted the Wolverines in five sets.
Up next for the Wolverines
UVU will return home to host its inaugural home WAC matches next week. The Wolverines will first welcome Kansas City to the PE Building on Thursday, Oct. 3, and former GWC foe Chicago State on Saturday, Oct. 5.
James Warnick is an assistant sports information director at Utah Valley University. For more information about Wolverine athletics, visit www.WolverineGreen.com.
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