Round 2 Recap: Portland vs. Utah Valley
PORTLAND 3, UTAH VALLEY 2 (25-19, 16-25, 29-27, 27-29, 19-17)
Laramie, WY -- Portland fell behind Utah Valley 6-0 to start the fifth set, but fought back to tie it at 7-all and then wrapped up the match on kills from Liz Reich and Izzy Guzik.
The Pilots (20-12), who are in their first postseason in program history, move to Round 3 against UNLV or Fresno State. Portland got 18 kills from Reghan Pukis; Reich had 17 kills and Guzik closed with 15 kills. Cali Thompson had 62 assists.
The Wolverines (20-14) had 16 kills from the arm of Kristen Allred, and Makaila Jarema had 11 kills. Seven Merrill had 21 digs.