The Utes host Arizona State TODAY at 3 p.m.
Oct. 14, 2012
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The Utah volleyball team will take on Arizona State this afternoon at Crimson Court. The Utes lost a tough five-set affair to Arizona on Friday after defeating Washington State in Salt Lake City on Oct. 6 for their first Pac-12 Conference win of the season. The Utes currently stand 10-10 overall this season with a 1-6 mark in league play.
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Arizona Recap: Three Utes registered 10 or more kills on the attack, but Utah fell in a five-set decision to Arizona (23-25, 25-23, 22-25, 23-25, 7-15) on Friday at Crimson Court. Utah hit for a .247 clip, while outblocking the Wildcats, 14.0 to 6.0, but the Utes fell to 2-2 in five-set contests this season.
Looking for Conference Win 200: Utah head coach Beth Launiere can secure her 200th conference victory on Friday against Arizona. In her 23rd season at the helm for the Utes, Launiere is 199-132 (.601) in conference matches over her career. Chelsey In Charge: Sophomore outside hitter Chelsey Schofield (Provo, Utah) posted a team-high 15 kills to go with 12 digs and three blocks for her sixth double-double of the year and the 14th of her career Friday against Arizona.
Schofield has led the Ute attack throughout this season. She currently owns a team-high average of 3.18 kills per set and has also chipped in 1.93 digs and 0.78 blocks per set. Schofield has eclipsed the 20-kill mark three times this season and five times since joining the Utah program for the 2011 season.
Blocks from Bailey: Sophomore middle blocker Bailey Bateman (Hooper, Utah) is 10th in the NCAA and second in the Pac-12 with 1.52 blocks per set this season. She is tied for sixth in the league with 1.48 blocks per set in conference matches. Bateman gathered her eight kills on 15 attempts with just two errors for a .400 efficiency in addition to a match-high seven blocks versus Arizona. Bateman has led or tied for the team lead in blocking 13 times this season.
100 Kills Away: Junior outside hitter Morgan Odale (Star, Idaho) needs to average 7.7 kills per match for the remainder of the regular season to become the 13th member of Utah's 1