OREM A 2-0 start isn't surprising for Utah Valley State's women's basketball team. Just how they are doing it is the story.
Junior Robyn Fairbanks put up two double-doubles in the wins, but she isn't the sole focus of the offense. Instead, Sandy Marvin and Julie McMurray averaged more points than Fairbanks over the weekend in the Wolverines two back-to-back wins over Mesa State and Cal State-Fullerton.
McMurray put in 23 points in a 89-69 victory over Cal State-Fullerton on Saturday and Marvin led with 19 in a 94-58 win over Mesa State last Friday.
WOMEN'S SOCCER: A season of struggles became a season of triumph as women's soccer won the United Soccer Conference tournament that UVSC hosted last week.
Season-leading scorer Jenni Clough pushed her goal total to eight by putting in three over the Wolverines' two games in the tournament.
UVSC beat Longwood 3-2 Sunday in the championship in a complete effort on both ends of the field.
Katey Turner scored the go-ahead goal 24 seconds into the second half. Andi Bagdan scored what turned out to be the game-winner with a shot off a bounce from a throw-in at the 77th-minute mark.Two of Clough's goals led UVSC to a 3-0 win over NJIT last Friday. Adrienne Schneider assisted on Clough's scores and scored one of her own.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: UVSC lost its regular-season finale to Nevada in four-games (33-31, 30-21, 26-30, 30-28) on Saturday.
Leading 31-30 at one point in Game 1, the Wolverines couldn't come up with the big first-game win.
Camie Manwill led the team with 17 kills, closely followed by Kayli Broadbent's 16.Hitting was a problem as UVSC only managed to hit .228 in the match and pumped the final total up by hitting .367 in Game 4.
MEN'S BASKETBALL: UVSC's season has started on a tough note with two close losses on the road.
The Wolverines lost to Marquette 66-55 on Monday after leading by two at the half. Marquette outscored UVSC 34-21 in the second half.
A 73-72 overtime loss to Boise State on Friday started out the regular-season. Neither team scored in the last 1:57 of regulation in sending the game to overtime.Ryan Toolson led the team in both games by scoring 29 against Boise State and 20 against Marquette. Jordan Brady added a double-double against Boise State with 17 points and 15 rebounds.
WRESTLING: Ben Kjar's second-place finish in the 125-pound category at the Cowboy Open in Laramie, Wyo. led UVSC.Nate Gardner (2-2) and Flint Ray (3-2) posted double-digits wins in the tournament.
MEN'S GOLF: A sixth-place finish at the Agua-Caliente Air Force Academy Collegiate Invitational in Palm Springs, Calif. ended UVSC's fall season.Nick Nelson was UVSC's top finisher as he tied for 11th. Nick Neal was just behind him with a 13th-place result and shot the low round of the tournament for the Wolverines with an 8-under 64 in the second round.
WOMEN'S GOLF: The women ended their fall season with a 15th-place finish at the Lamkin Cup Cal Poly Invitational in Arroyo Grande, Calif.Kasey Larson led all Wolverines, finishing 45th.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: at Southern Utah tonight at 7; vs. UC-Irvine on Saturday at 3 p.m.; vs. Seton Hall on Wednesday at 3 p.m..
MEN'S BASKETBALL: vs. Troy on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: UVSC is hosting the Division I Independent tournament. UVSC takes on Providence at 1 p.m. Friday and Texas-Pan American at 6 p.m. the same evening. The Wolverines play Saturday at either 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. depending on Friday's results.
WRESTLING: at Jack Hancock Invitational in Golden, Colo. on Saturday; at Northern Colorado Open in Greeley, Colo., on Sunday.