Friday, 22 September 2023

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Utah Volleyball Closes Out Non-Conference Play against BYU and Weber State

Utah Volleyball Closes Out Non-Conference Play against BYU and Weber State

Match 9: Utah at #12 BYU
Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 7 p.m. MT
Provo, Utah | Smith Fieldhouse
Watch: ESPN+
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Match 10:
Friday, Sept. 15 | 7 p.m. MT
Salt Lake City, Utah | Jon M. Huntsman Center
Watch: Pac-12 Insider
Live Stats: StatBroadcast


Utah Volleyball wraps up non-conference play this week as it faces a pair of in-state opponents. First, the Utes will make the quick trip to Provo to face No. 12-ranked BYU at Smith Fieldhouse this Wednesday, Sept. 13. The Utes and Cougars will take the floor at 7 p.m. MT on ESPN+.


Utah returns to the Huntsman Center on Friday, Sept. 15, when it hosts Weber State to end non-conference play. The Utes and Wildcats will play at 7 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Insider. The match is a Red Out and fans are encouraged to wear red. The match will also be Alumni Night with a special recognition at match break for the 2001 Sweet 16 team.  



• Vanessa Ramirez is ranked fourth in the Pac-12 with 3.93 digs per set.

• Viktoria Wahlgren is ranked seventh in the Pac-12 with 10.07 assists per set and 50th nationally.

• Allie Olsen is ranked eighth in the Pac-12 with a .398 hitting percentage and 62nd nationally.

• Utah and BYU will meet for the 108th time in history on Wednesday. Utah last won in Provo in 2019 when it swept the Cougars in the NCAA Tournament.

• Utah and Weber State will meet for the second year in a row after previously not have competed against one another since 2012. Utah won last year’s meeting in straight sets in Salt Lake City.


Starting middle blocker Allie Olsen is coming off a season where she recorded a .363 hitting percentage, which ranked as the sixth-best percentage in a single season in program history. Olsen is off to a hot start for her senior season as she has hit above .500 in five of the eight matches so far. Olsen is coming off the Utah Classic where she earned All-Tournament Team honors after hitting at a blazing .419 clip through three matches. Olsen recorded a season-high .692 hitting percentage against Tennessee State from nine kills and no errors, while hitting .538 against San Francisco. Earlier in the week, Olsen recorded a career-high 12 kills on Tuesday at…

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