Kathryn Haynie had a career-high 22 kills against SDSU.
Sept. 13, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Led by Kathryn Haynie's career-high 22 kills, the Utah volleyball team dropped its first conference match of the season, 3-1, to San Diego State.
During the first two games, the lead went back-and-forth between the two squads. Each team was able to hold a slim lead during the course of play, with a total of 38 ties during the two games. The first game took overtime to decide, with San Diego State (9-2, 1-0 MWC) scoring three-straight points to take the 35-33 win. Lauren Salisbury and Sydney de Turk each had kills as part of the final points. In game two, with the game tied, 27-27, the Aztecs went on a 3-1 run to take the victory. Leah Lathrop had a service ace, while Hannah Evans ended the match with a kill for the 30-28 win.
After the break, Utah (2-6, 0-1 MWC) came out of the locker room with renewed enthusiasm and held as much as an eight point lead in game three, 15-7. SDSU surged at the end of the contest, tying the game 27-27 before Baird led the points for the Utah win, tallying two blocks with Chelsey Sandberg and hitting for a kill on the last point, giving the Utes the 30-28 victory.
San Diego State jumped out to an early lead in game four, 5-2, and held as much as a six-point lead, 21-15. Although Utah came within two points, 23-21, a poor hitting percentage hurt the Utes in the late points, as the Aztecs pulled away at the end to take the match with a 30-24 win.
For the Aztecs, Stephanie Darnall led the team with 19 kills while Aime Cordeiro had 23 digs. Salisbury had eight blocks on the night.