Makenzie Moea'i and the Utes did not lose a set while going 4-0 last Saturday at the Utah Spring Tournament.
April 1, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah volleyball team went 4-0 in match play and did not drop a set during its annual Utah Spring Tournament last Saturday at Crimson Court (HPER E101).
The Utes hosted seven other schools --- BYU, College of Southern Idaho, Montana State, Salt Lake Community College, Utah State, Utah Valley and Weber State --- and the eight-team field was divided into two pools of four. The three matches in pool play were scheduled for three sets apiece and the winner of each pool faced off in a best-of-three final match.
Utah defeated Weber State (2-0; 25-16, 25-17), SLCC (2-0; 25-9, 25-20), BYU (2-0; 25-22, 25-18) in pool play before defeating Utah Valley (2-0; 25-17, 25-22) for the tournament title.
Details of each match are posted below:
Pool Play - Match 1: Utah def. Weber State, 2-0 (25-16, 25-17)
Utah hit .372 while holding Weber State to -.075 as five Utes hit .375 or better in the first match of the day. Shelby Dalton hit a team-high .571, while both Morgan Odale and Erin Redd hit .500 and Chelsey Schofield hit .429 and Makenzie Moea'i turned in a .375 mark against the Wildcats.
Pool Play - Match 2: Utah def. SLCC, 2-0 (25-9, 25-20)
Utah hit .362 against SLCC and held the Bruins to .000. Bateman went for a flawless 1.000 hitting percentage on the attack, while Moea'i paced the Ute right-side hitters by hitting .667. Odale was not far behind with a .583 clip, while Schofield hit .500 and Redd hit .400.
Pool Play - Match 3: Utah def. BYU, 2-0 (25-22, 25-18)
Tournament Final - Match 4: Utah def. Utah Valley, 2-0 (25-17, 25-22)
In the tournament final, Utah pounded down kills at a .313 clip and held UVU to .178. The Utes also outblocked the Wolverines, 8.0 to 2.0. Schofield shined as she turned in a .500 efficiency on the attack. Redd registered a .429 hitting percentage, Odale hit for .400, Dalton went for .364 in addition to Moea'i's .286 output.
Up next for the Utes in their spring exhibition slate is a match at BYU on Friday. First serve from Smith Fieldhouse is set for 4 p.m. MT.