Lyndsey Henderson had a career-high 13 blocks in the 3-1 win over UNLV on Friday.
Oct. 8, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah women's volleyball team continued its winning ways with a 3-1 victory over the UNLV Rebels here this evening.
The Ute win came on scores of 30-18, 24-30, 30-18, 30-26.
It marked the Utes' ninth straight win as they up their mark to 12-2 for the year and a perfect 4-0 in Mountain West Conference matches. UNLV stumbles to 8-6 overall and to 2-2 in conference play.
"We held (UNLV) defensively and that's how we win matches," head coach Beth Launiere said. "In the last few matches, our opponents have been hitting well and every game has been close. We win by playing good defense."
The Utes out blocked their rivals, 16.5-9.0, and were led by Lyndsey Henderson who tallied a career and match-high 13 blocks. Emillie Toone tacked on six of her own while Kelsie Kartchner stepped up to block five as well.
Neumeier's 28 assists tied for match-high honors while Hernderson paced the offense with 14 kills. Also bagging double-digit kills were Shelly Sommerfeldt and (13) Liana Bortoto (12). UNLV's Lauren Miramontes led all players with 15 kills.
Bortoto got the Utes off to a good start in games one and three. Her serve got the Utes off to a 8-0 start in game one and 7-0 in game three. Utah never trailed in either of those games and hit a match-best .370 in the third frame.
Utah couldn't counter the Rebel attack in game two, who hit .282 (17 kills, six errors, 39 attempts). But, the Rebels never hit better than .085 in the the other three frames, tally marks of -.058 in games one, .085 in game two and .024 in game three.
The Utes return to action tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 9, to host San Diego State. Match time at Crimson Court is set for 7 p.m.