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Post-Maas era begins Wednesday vs SJSU



OREM, Utah — Utah Valley University begins its post-Greg Maas era on Wednesday, with a key contest against San José State University at 7 p.m. on Clyde Field.

Limited tickets are available for $5 at the UCCU Center ticket office or prior to the game at the entrance. All CDC and Utah Valley University guidelines will be in place and must be adhered to.

The Wolverines (1-2-0) are in need of positive results to put them in a position to make the WAC Tournament in two weeks in Las Vegas. With just three games played — and three to go — UVU needs to surpass two teams in the standings to secure a berth. One of those teams in front of the Wolverines is SJSU (2-1-2).

Maas, who started the Wolverine program from scratch beginning in 2013, announced his resignation to pursue another career opportunity on Sunday. Associate head coach Michael Chesler was named the program’s interim head coach.

“UVU men’s soccer will forever be indebted to Greg and his family. I’m grateful for his mentorship and everything he’s done for me and for this program,” Chesler said. “When he addressed the players on Sunday, he expressed how the team’s attention should be solely on San José State, and that’s been our focus these last two days in training.”

Utah Valley has seen more games canceled than it has played, with four games lost to COVID-19 issues. The Wolverines last played March 19 at UNLV, a 1-0 loss in overtime on a penalty kick.

Following Wednesday’s match, the Wolverines will play at Houston Baptist next Monday before the regular season finale next Friday at home against California Baptist.