Senior outside hitter Morgan Odale registered her seventh double-double of the season on Friday at No. 3 Washington.
Nov. 1, 2013
SEATTLE, Wash. - Senior outside hitter Morgan Odale recorded her seventh double-double of the year, but it wasn't enough to propel the University of Utah Volleyball team past No. 3 Washington as the Huskies ultimately topped the Utes in a Pac-12 Conference match in four sets (25-16, 22-25, 26-24, 25-22) Friday at Alaska Airlines Arena.
Utah (17-6, 6-5 Pac-12) held the advantage in both hitting percentage (.270 to .246) and blocks (17-14), but Washington (18-1, 10-1 Pac-12) prevailed for the win.
Odale posted a team-high 12 kills to go with 10 digs for her 28th career double-double and seventh this season. She has 10 matches with 10 or more kills this year and 62 over her career. The Star, Idaho native has 12 performances of 10 or more digs this season and 48 for her career.
Junior right-side hitter Shelby Dalton hit 10 kills for her 14th double-digit-kill effort this season on a .333 efficiency to go with four blocks, while senior middle blocker Erin Redd-Brandon hit for a team-high .438 hitting percentage recorded nine kills and three blocks
Freshman libero Tess Sutton dug up 16 Washington attacks to lead the Ute back row.
Junior middle blocker Bailey Bateman was big on the net with five blocks and five kills off 11 attacks for a .364 hitting percentage, while junior outside hitter Chelsey Schofield contributed eight kills and seven digs. Junior right-side hitter Alli Spurrier registered eight kills on 18 swing with two errors for a .333 hitting percentage.
The Utes grabbed the first point in set two and held on to the lead until the Huskies tied it at 3-3. The Utes held on to the let as the set was tied two more times, but the Huskies pulled ahead after going on a 6-1 run (13-15). The Utes would tie the match one more time (18-18) before pulling ahead to take the match 25-22.
The Huskies came out with the edge in the third set, but the Utes fought back hard. The set was tied 10 times with the Utes leading by as much as four points, but the Huskies came away with the victory, 26-24.
Washington began the fourth match strong once again, leading the set until the Utes tied it up at 9-9. The two teams continued to battle as the set was tied five more times before the Huskies pulled ahead by three (17-20). The Utes came within one point once (20-21), but the Huskies kept the momentum to win the match 25-22.
Recap written by Athletic Communications Student Assistant Shelby Cravens.