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Utah Squeaks Past Washington State 3-2

Senior Kim Turner notched a triple-double -- 15 kills, 15 digs and 11 blocks -- in Utah's win over Washington State on Friday.

Senior Kim Turner notched a triple-double -- 15 kills, 15 digs and 11 blocks -- in Utah's win over Washington State on Friday.

Sept. 5, 2003

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SALT LAKE CITY - In a thrilling five-game match, the Utah women's volleyball team evened its record at 2-2 with a 30-27, 25-30, 29-31, 34-32, 15-7 win over Washington State in its first match of the Hampton Inn Volleyball Classic at Crimson Court tonight. Senior All-American candidate Kim Turner notched a triple-double in the victory, finishing with 15 kills, 15 digs and 11 blocks.

The Utes hit for just .111 on the match, but held the Cougars to .119. Utah also posted a season-high 17 blocks.

"We're really up and down right now, but when we steady up, we'll be really good," Head Coach Beth Launiere said. "A win is a win. I don't care if it's ugly so long as we identify what we need to work on and move forward."

Sophomore Shelly Sommerfeldt had a team-high 16 kills on the night, while junior Lyndsey Henderson added 11. Sophomore Danielle Leichliter added a career-high nine kills.

In addition to Turner's 11 blocks, Henderson had five, freshman Amie Toone had four, Sommerfeldt, Kelsie Kartchner and Carlee Kulovitz each had three, and Leichliter had two.

Four Utes posted double-digit digs, led by libero Jackie Morrill with 19, Turner with 15, freshman Connie Dangerfield with 14 and senior Taryn Horner with 10.

Kartchner dished out 48 assists on the match, while Turner and Leichliter each had three service aces.



At one point down by seven in game one, the Utes tied it at 22 before taking a three-point lead as part of a 7-0 run. Utah went on to win 30-27. The Utes hit for .102 on the game, compared to the .171 of the Cougars. Turner paced Utah with six kills, followed by Sommerfeldt with five.

In game two, Washington State used a 6-1 run to jump ahead 12-6, but the Utes tied it at 17. The game remained close until the Cougars pulled away at the end, scoring three points for the 30-25 win. Utah hit -.029 on the game, while the Cougars compiled a .129 hitting percentage.

The Utes held the lead throughout game three until the Cougars went on an 8-2 run to tie the game at 22. Washington State built its lead to as many as three before Utah tied it at 28 and again at 29. The Cougars then scored two straight points for the 31-29 win. Utah had five blocks on the game, but was out-hit .111 to .136.

In game four, the Cougars led by as many as seven (17-10), but Utah came back and tied it at 23. Both teams then battled back and forth before the Utes finally won 34-32. Utah had six blocks and 19 digs in the game, but was edged in hitting percentage .085 to .087 by the Cougars.

In the fifth and final game, Utah took the lead early and never looked back, winning 15-7. The Utes hit a match-high .409 on the game.

The Utes host Utah Valley State at noon tomorrow, Sept. 6, followed by a 7 p.m. match against No. 18 Missouri.

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