Kate Robison's 12 digs tied a career high and led the Utes in 3-0 win over Weber State.
Aug. 30, 2005
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah volleyball team invested in the youth movement tonight as it topped Weber State, 3-0, for its second straight win.
Utah started four freshmen and two sophomores in netting the three-game win. Game scores 30-24, 32-30 and 30-24. The Utes improve to 2-0 for the season while Weber State drops its opener and slips to 0-1.
"I think it's a good win for us," remarked head coach Beth Launiere. "The Wildcats have some good players, run a nice system and showed that they are a good opponent. I was pleased to get this win.
"We were much sharper than we were on Friday but we still have a long way to go."
Newcomer Lori Baird led the attack for the home team. She racked up nine kills and five total blocks in hitting a team-best .350. Airial Salvo bagged 10 kills and hit .207 for the match. She was second on the team with 10 digs.
Defensively, Kate Robison's 12 digs led the Utes while they outblocked its rivals, 15-5. Baird had five blocks on the evening as did Kathryn Lovell and Emillie Toone. Robison and Salvo chimed in with three blocks each.
WSU's Kolbie Murphey led the way with a game-high 13 kills while Kaytie Thorpe came in and racked up a game-high 16 digs in only two games of work. Brittney Bisaillon led the Wildcats with three blocks.
Game two was the biggest test for the Utes as they never trailed by more than two points in either the first or third frames. They trailed by as much as seven in the second stanza, 17-10, but rallied to tie it at 24-24. The back-fourth match finally swayed back to Utah's favor as it broke the 30-30 tie. A kill by Lovell and an ensuing attack error by Weber State lifted the Utes to victory as it persevered for the extra-point win.