Utah volleyball hosts sixth-ranked Stanford TODAY at 12 p.m. MT.
Nov. 10, 2013
University of Utah volleyball continues its homestand by facing No. 6 Stanford in the Huntsman Center TODAY at 12 p.m. MT.
The Utes were 18th in the NCAA's latest RPI rankings with a 17-8 overall record and a 6-7 mark in Pac-12 Conference play, which has them tied for seventh in the league standings with Oregon.
Match Coverage: The match will be regionally televised on the Pac-12 Networks. Krista Blunk will have the play-by-play call with Al Scates providing the analysis during Sunday match against the Cardinal.
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Dynamic Dalton: Junior right-side hitter Shelby Dalton (Moab, Utah) tied her career high with eight blocks Thursday against Cal.
Dalton has had eight blocks four previous times, and the last occurrence also came against Cal on Oct. 13, 2012. She also chipped in five kills to go with four digs Thursday against the Golden Bears. She hit 10 kills for her 14th double-digit-kill effort this season on Nov. 1 at third-ranked Washington on a .333 efficiency to go with four blocks against the Huskies.
Dalton has led the Ute offense throughout this season and currently averages 2.66 kills per set on a .277 hitting percentage this season, while collecting 1.17 blocks per set, which ranks third on the squad.
Dalton has had 10 double-digit-kill matches in Utah's last 15 contests and has a total of 14 such performances this season and 22 over her career.
Chasing Win 700: The Utes boast an all-time record of 699-565 in school history for a .553 winning percentage since the program became a varsity sport in 1975.
Utes on the Defensive: Utah has forced 16 of its opponents this season to hit under .200. Ute foes have combined to hit .178, which is fourth in the latest Pac-12 stats.
Chelsey Charges:Junior outside hitter Chelsey Schofield (Provo, Utah) turned in a team-high nine kills along with 12 digs and two blocks against Cal.
She has 19 double-digit-dig efforts this year and the 48 over her career.
Schofield turned in a double-double with a team-high 12 digs and 11 kills Nov. 2 at Washington State, which was her 31st career double-double and the 10th in 2013.
Schofield recorded a team-high 12 digs and had 11 kills on 36 attempts with three errors to go with two blocks and a service ace.
She has 53 career double-digit-kill efforts with 11 coming this season.
On Nov. 1 at No. 3 Washington, Schofield contributed eight kills and seven digs.