The No. 13-ranked Utah Utes went toe-to-toe with the No. 2-ranked Texas Longhorns in the NCAA Regional Semifinal round, but the Longhorns came out on top, winning the match in five sets (25-19, 16-25, 24-26, 25-21, 16-14) Friday evening at Maples Pavilion.
The No. 13-ranked and No. 11 NCAA Tournament-seeded Utah Utes (24-9) will be making its first NCAA Regional Semifinal appearance since 2008 when it faces the No. 2-ranked and No. 6-seeded Texas Longhorns (26-2) this Friday, Dec. 8, at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto, Calif.
Utah seniors Adora Anae and Tawanee Luafalemana, along with junior Berkeley Oblad, have each been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Pacific South Region Team, the AVCA announced today. Anae and Luaefalemana were both named first team selections, while Obald was tabbed honorable mention.
For the first time since 2008 the Utah Utes (24-9) are headed to the Sweet 16 following a four-set win (25-23, 25-19, 13-25, 27-25) over the Purdue Boilermakers (23-10) in the championship game of the Salt Lake City Sub-Regional Friday evening at the Huntsman Center.
The No. 11-seeded Utah Utes (23-9) opened the 2017 NCAA Volleyball Tournament with a first-round sweep (25-14, 25-21, 25-12) over the Cleveland State Vikings (22-8) Thursday evening at the Huntsman Center.