Sophomore Chelsey Schofield recorded her second straight double-double on Sunday at No. 8 Washington.
Nov. 4, 2012
SEATTLE - The University of Utah volleyball won the first two sets, but could not come away with a victory at No. 8 Washington (25-20, 25-17, 19-25, 20-25, 11-15) on Sunday in a Pac-12 Conference road match at Alaskan Airlines Arena.
Utah (12-15, 3-11 Pac-12) held Washington to a .082 hitting percentage for the match and earned an 83-79 advantage in digs over the Huskies.
Sophomore Chelsey Schofield turned in her second straight double-double with a match-high 18 kills on a .298 hitting percentage to go with a career-high 20 digs. This was her eighth double-double of the season and the 16th of her career and she also has 18 double-figure-kill matches this year and 39th over her career. She has been over 10 digs 10 times in 2012 and 25 times over her career.
Senior setter McKenzie Odale was the second Ute to post a double-double as she came up with a season-high 10 digs in addition to 13 assists. This was her first double-double of 2012 and the ninth double-double of her career.
In the back row of the Ute defense, libero Lea Adolph led Utah in digs for the second straight match as she turned in a career-high 22 digs. Her previous career-high mark was 20 against Bowling Green on Sept. 8.
Junior outside hitter Morgan Odale had 15 digs in the match for her eighth double-digit-dig effort of the year and the 35th of her career. Offensively, she had eight kills and added two service aces and two blocks.
Classmate Shelby Dalton also registered eight kills and also turned in three blocks.
Junior middle blocker Erin Redd added six kills and four blocks.
Freshman setter Kendall Cygan dished out 28 assists and turned up eight digs.
The Huskies took two of the first three points of the opening set, but the Utes roared back with a 10-1 run to grab an 11-3 lead. The two teams traded runs again as UW came back to claim a 15-14 lead, but Utah then took six straight points to assume a 20-15 edge and would take the opener by the same margin, 25-20. Schofield turned in five kills on 12 swings for a .417 efficiency, while the Ute defense held the Huskies to a .078 clip.
There were two ties early in the second frame before UW went on a 7-1 run to assume an 8-3 edge. The Utes stormed back with a 6-1 spurt to even the set at nine points apiece. After one more tie at 10-10, the Huskies took three straight, but could not prevent a 10-1 Utah run that gave the Utes a 20-14 lead before going on to a 25-20 win. Utah's defense limited Washington to a -.078 hitting percentage, while Schofield poured on five more kills. The Utes fell to 9-1 when winning the first two sets of a match this season.
Utah fell into a 3-1 deficit to begin the third set, but came back to force the second tie of the set at eight points apiece. The action would be tied four more times, the last coming at 13 all, before a 7-1 run by the home team gave UW a 20-14 lead and would win the set, 25-17.
The Utes took the first two points of the third set before the Huskies used a 5-1 stretch to assume an early 5-3 edge. Utah quickly evened the set for the first time at 5-5, but Washington put together four straight scores for a 9-5 lead. The Utes fought back again via a 4-1 run to tie set at 12-12, the second tie of the set. The see-saw affair continued with the Huskies scoring three consecutive and UW would go on to take a 25-20 second-set win to even the match at two wins apiece.
The finale was even twice before Washington took back-to-back points and would eventually build its lead up to six points (10-4) on the way to a 15-11 win to clinch the match.
No. 8 Washington (19-4, 10-4 Pac-12) was led by a 17-dig, 15-kill and eight-blocking outing by Krista Vansant.
The Utes return to Crimson Court next week to face USC on Friday and UCLA on Saturday. First serve for both matches is set for 7 p.m. MT and a live stream with Dan Clayton providing the play-by-call will be available at http://pac-12.com/live/utahutes.aspx.