UTRGV 1 – Utah Valley University 3
Bojana Mitrovic led the Vaqueros attack in Utah with 16 Kills, nine digs and two blocks. Haley Durham had 13 Kills and seven digs. Last week’s WAC player-of-the-week, junior Fatoumata Dacosta added 12 digs.
Their efforts were not enough to beat the Wolverines. The Vaqueros won the first set but the home team was able to win the next three.
UTRGV 0 – Seattle University 3
The regular season for volleyball came to an end in the Northwest Saturday with a sweep. The closest set was the final set that ended 26-28 in favor of the Redhawks.
Mitrovic notched 11 digs, Dacosta added 10 digs.
Note: Volleyball (4-10)will compete in the WAC tournament this Thursday in Kansas City. They will enter the tournament as the 6th seed and will face Utah Valley University again, a week after falling to them on the road.
The first Men’s basketball of the season was in Coral Gables against the University of Miami, a team receiving votes in the top 25 polls. The Vaqueros fell to the ACC opponent 86-59.
Leading the scoring for UTRGV was Shaquille Hines, with 18 points. Three of his seven made shots were from behind the arc, tying his career high. Dan Kimasa had 10 points and five rebounds. True Freshman Antonio Green added nine points in his college debut.
The Vaqueros (0-1) stay in Florida for a matchup with North Florida on Monday.
Women’s basketball was in nearby Corpus Christi for season-opening tournament.
They lost in their first game to East Carolina University, 70-59. Shawnte’ Goff led with 22 points on 7-13 shooting. She made four three-points in the game, with her first also marking her 100th career three pointer. She also filled the stat sheet with five rebounds, three assists and two steals.
The Vaqueros held a four point lead during halftime but Jada Payne of the Pirates 10 points in the third quarter gave ECU the lead. Payne’s 27 points led all players in the game, and led her team to a win over RGV.
The women’s team got their first win against Cal Poly by a 66-58 score. Junior Mary Savoy had 22 rebounds which is second-most in a single game in program history. The 22 rebounds complimented her 20 points.
Goff scored 17 points, en route to earning All-tournament honors. Her averages for the tournament stood at 19.5 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game.
Women’s basketball (1-1) will open their home season Monday at the UTRGV FieldHouse. Doors open at 6 p.m. A banner will be raised for the WBI berth from a year ago.
Vaquero Cross Country ran in the South Central NCAA Regional in College Station Friday. Below are the full results via a UTRGV Athletic Department press release.
- MENS’s – 494 points (10K)
- Jose Juan Wells, UTRGV – 31:03.5
- Rick Montero, UTRGV – 32:46.8
- Leo Dominguez, UTRGV – 33:40.2
- Isaac Arevalo, UTRGV – 33:51.2
- Jeremiah Kiplagat, UTRGV – 34:10.4
- Angel Montanez, UTRGV – 35:29.0
- Martin Perez, UTRGV – 35:36.3
- WOMEN’s – 418 points (6K)
- Jennifer Zapata, UTRGV – 21:15.2
Note: Zapata improved 41 spots from her regional finish last year. Her time is the new record for fastest 6K time in program history.
- Teresa Sova, UTRGV – 22:18.3
- Thalia Polanco, UTRGV – 22:23.8
- Roxanna Vidaurri, UTRGV – 23:12.4
- Michelle Flores, UTRGV – 24:36.3
- Savanna Antley, UTRGV – 27:31.9