OREM UVSC's women's soccer team finally broke into the win column (2-6-1), taking two of three in its East Coast swing.
Jenni Clough's two-goals paced the Wolverines to a 5-1 rout over Howard in the first match of the road trip. Clough broke UVSC's all-time goal record with her scores and now has 16 in her collegiate career.
Coach Brent Anderson said that the team's turnaround came from the players coming together to sort out their differences. "They hadn't decided to trust certain teammates to do certain things," Anderson said of the past mindset.
Another rout ended the trip as the Wolverines took care of South Carolina State 6-0. Six different players scored for UVSC, including Clough.
Sandwiched in-between the big wins was a 2-1 loss to Longwood. The Lancers broke a 1-1 deadlock in the 84th minute in taking the match.
VOLLEYBALL: A successful first-place finish in the New Jersey Tech Invitational ended tournament play for UVSC this season (11-5) and punctuated an undefeated week for the team.
The Wolverines took care of both Columbia and New Jersey Tech in four games last Friday before finishing off the tournament with a sweep against St. Francis (N.Y.).
Redshirt freshman middle blocker Dani Robison had two of her best games yet for the Wolverines in tallying a career-best 14 kills in the win against St. Francis and had 11 kills against New Jersey Tech.
A 3-0 sweep over Chicago State ended its trip and stretched the Wolverines win streak to six matches.
MEN'S GOLF: The men's golf team finally got its fall schedule underway with Nick Nelson winning the America Sky Conference championship, which was run in parallel with the Purple and Red Invitational in Layton.
Nelson shot a 70 in the first round and 71 in the final round to finish at three-under par for the event.
UVSC travelled down to Las Vegas for the shootout at Angel Park this past weekend and finished 10th out of 17 teams. Nelson led the Wolverines with a 15th-place finish and Andrew Smith shot the low round for UVSC during the tournament with a two-under 69 on Sunday.
CROSS COUNTRY: The Wolverines travelled out to St. Paul, Minn. for the Roy Griak Invitational last Saturday.
The women finished in the top half of the team standings with an 11th-place result and the men placed 17th.
Ayisha Mitchell led the Wolverine women, crossing the line in 17th place. In what is becoming routine, Chase Englestead once again led the men in finishing in 69th.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Head coach Cathy Nixon announced UVSC's schedule for the Wolverines fifth-year in NCAA Division I play.
The highlight is a Dec. 18 trip to Duke, where the Wolverines will face an ACC opponent on the road for the first time. The marquee home foe is a matchup against Seton Hall of the Big East on Nov. 21.
Not taking on any in-state foes at the McKay Events Center this season, UVSC goes out to play Southern Utah on Nov. 15, Utah State on Nov. 24 and a trip a few miles down University Parkway to battle against BYU on Dec. 8.
Wolverine of the week
JENNI CLOUGH, women's soccer: Clough broke UVSC's all-time career goals mark in getting her 14th against Howard last week. She had three during the Wolverines three-game trip that helped give the team its first two wins of the season.
WOMEN'S SOCCER: at Dixie State on Friday; at UNLV on Sunday.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: vs. Texas Pan-American on Friday at 7; at BYU on Tuesday at 7.
SOFTBALL: UVSC plays at the BYU Fall Tourney, with games on UVSC's campus against Salt Lake Community College in a 10-inning game on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and Southern Utah on Saturday at 1:30. The Wolverines close out the tournament at BYU on Saturday at 5 p.m.