UTAH VALLEY 3, WYOMING 2 (11-25, 28-26, 23-25, 25-22, 21-19)
Laramie, WY – Utah Valley got off to a rough start but prevailed in the two sets that went past regulation, including a wild fifth set that ended on a kill from Kazna Tarawhiti and an error by the Cowgirls.
The Wolverines (20-13) will play Portland in Round 2 of the NIVC on Friday, Nov. 30 with a start time of 8:30 p.m. ET.
Utah Valley got 22 kills from Tarawhiti; Kristen allred added 13 kills and Jasmin Niutupuivaha had 10 kills. BriAnne Mortensen had 33 assists, and Seren Merrill had 25 digs.
Halie McArdle had 19 kills for Wyoming (20-11); Emily Lewis added 14 kills and Reed Copeland had 10 kills. Cora Aafedt had 39 assists and Madi Fields had 24 digs.