Weber State volleyball remains undefeated
The Weber State University women’s volleyball team continued their undefeated start to the season on Sept. 10, with a victory over The Citadel. It was the final match in the Titan Classic, bringing the Wildcats season record up to 6-0.
Despite a quick start for The Citadel in the first set, Weber State was able to overcome and take the set by a score of 27-25.
The Wildcats were even more dominant in the second set, allowing only 14 points, with the score at 25-14 in their second straight set victory.
It was more of the same from Weber State, as they went into the third set of the match. The Wildcats went on multiple winning streaks in the third set, 25-13 to win the match.
It was the second consecutive 3-0 match victory for the Wildcats after their September 9 victory over Air Force, their second of the day after defeating Cal State Fullerton 3-1 in the first day of the Titan Classic.
Now the team will head east for the Western Illinois Hampton Inn Invite tournament.
The first home game of the season for the Wildcats will be on Sept. 23 against Sacramento State University.
Football drops to South Dakota in overtime heartbreaker
It was another challenging loss for the Wildcats, this time against the University of South Dakota.
After a lopsided 45-6 loss to Utah State University in the season opener, the Weber State football team started out strong before ultimately falling 52-49 to the Coyotes in double overtime.
Weber State was on top 21-0 within six minutes of the game.
Two of the scores were defensive after an interception for their first touchdown and a fumble recovery for a touchdown to give them the three-score lead.
By the end of the first quarter, Weber State was up 28-14, holding a one-touchdown lead going into halftime.
The Wildcats scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter to end their scoring in regulation.
However, the Coyotes weren’t done scoring. After picking up three more touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including one with 27 seconds left, the game was tied at 42 apiece.
Both teams scored in the first overtime.
Redshirt freshman Taylor Hintze missed a 36-yard field goal in the first possession for the Wildcats.
Once South Dakota took over for their second overtime possession, kicker Miles Bergner made the 34-yard field goal that gave South Dakota the win.
While the ‘Cats took a loss on the field, there was a win for the Wildcats off the field before the game even started.
A campaign on GoFundMe was created by South Dakota fans to show their support for Sara Hill, the wife of Coach Jay Hill, who is currently battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
The page set a goal to raise $5,000 for Hill. By the time the game had kicked off, they had raised $5,710 for her from 99 donations.
While many of the donations were anonymous, there were several who left comments in support of the entire Hill family.
The Wildcats will make their home debut on Sept. 17 as they take on Sacramento State at the Stewart Stadium at 6 p.m.