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Utah Volleyball Begins Pac-12 Road Schedule at No. 8 Stanford and California

Lea Adolph and the Utes travel to their first Pac-12 road matches of the season this weekend.

Lea Adolph and the Utes travel to their first Pac-12 road matches of the season this weekend.

Oct. 7, 2013

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With four Pac-12 Conference home matches under its belt, the University of Utah volleyball team starts its league road schedule on the road this weekend. Utah takes on No. 8 Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif., on Friday at 6 p.m. PT, before heading to Berkeley, Calif., to face California on Sunday at 7 p.m. PT.

The Utes stand 13-3 overall and are 2-2 in conference play with a 3-0 mark in true road matches.

Pac-12 Networks Coverage: Both matches will televised live nationally on the Pac-12 Networks. Anne Marie Anderson will have the play-by-play and Tammy Blackburn will have the color analysis of both matches.

Live stats for gosstanford.com and the Cal match live stats will be available at calbears.com.

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Block For the Win: Friday's match at Stanford will feature two of the Pac-12's top three blocking teams in 2013. Utah is third in the conference with 2.83 blocks per set, while Stanford is first with 3.10. The Utes are ranked 12th in the latest NCAA statistics. Utah has outblocked its opponents 13 times in 16 matches this season. The Utes are 12-1 when outblocking their opponents with the Sept. 29 match against USC as the team's only loss in that scenario in 2013.

Big Redd-Brandon Blocking: Senior middle blocker Erin Redd-Brandon (Spanish Fork, Utah) registered a season-high 16 kills on a .467 hitting percentage to go with four blocks against Washington State for her sixth double-digit-kill effort of the year and 45 during her Utah career.

Redd-Brandon is second in the Pac-12 with 1.38 blocks per set and also leads the team with a .337 hitting percentage and is second on the squad with 2.25 kills per set.

With 23 kills last weekend, Redd-Brandon now has 966 career kills and is 34 shy of becoming the 15th member of Utah's 1,000-kill club.

Thanks to eight blocks between the two matches, Redd-Brandon has 481 career total blocks (456 block assists and 25 block solos.) and currently stands in fourth place in school history in career block assists and finds herself 97 shy of tying Emillie Toone (583 from 2005-08) for third place in the record book.

Redd-Brandon took sole possession of sixth place in school history with 481 career total blocks and is just three shy of surpassing Sheila Cottrell-Sorenson (483 from 1982-86) for sixth place in Utah history.

Lea Links Up At Libero: Junior libero Lea Adolph (Waltrop, Germany) set a new career-high with 24 digs to go with five assists during the Washington State match. Her previous career-high mark was 23 against Northern Iowa in the third match of the season on Aug. 31, 2013.

Morgan's Milestones: With seven digs on Saturday against Washington, senior outside hitter Morgan Odale (Star, Idaho) become the eighth member of Utah's 1,000-dig club.

Odale is one of three players in school history to be a member of three of Utah's milestone clubs (Jenni Eyre (1984-87) and Lori Baird (2005-08)).

Odale is ninth in school history with exactly 1,000 career digs. She is also a member of two of Utah's other exclusive career clubs as she has 1,164 career kills and 111 career aces. Odale is already tied with Graciela Torres-Lopez (111 from 1996-99) for sixth in school history with 111 career aces. She is in sole possession of ninth place on the all-time kills list with 1,147 over her career and is 27 away from passing Kathryn Hayne (1,173 from 2005-08).

Spurring on Alli: Junior right-side hitter Alli Spurrier (Salt Lake City, Utah) registered a career-high 12 kills in addition to four blocks during Friday's five-set win over the Cougars. She had previously reached nine kills on three separate occasions, most recently against Prairie View A&M on Sept. 7, 2013.


 

 

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