Whitney Webb led the way with 12 kills against ISU tonight.
Oct. 3, 2006
POCATELLO, Idaho - The No. 16-ranked University of Utah volleyball team (13-2 overall) raced its winning streak out to 11 matches as it topped Idaho State, 3-0, in a non-league match here tonight.
Game scores were 30-21, 30-21 and 30-28. With the loss, the Bengals fall to 7-12 on the season.
"I thought that everyone played well tonight," said head coach Beth Launiere. "In a match where we could have experienced a let-down, I thought we came out focused and executed very well.
"I was happy that a lot of our players got some playing time tonight and that our bench didn't let the level of play drop at all. This match got everyone good experience."
With the 11th straight win, the Utes are now one win shy of tying for the program's longest winning streak. The longest, a 12-match unbeaten string, occurred in 2004.
Utah got the win in hitting .254 for the match. That percentage was buoyed by .308 effort in game two. The Utes never hit worse than their game-one average of .217. Whitney Webb led the attack as she bagged 12 kills on .385 hitting. Airial Salvo also netted 12 kills while Emillie Toone recorded 10.
The attack ran through setters Sydney Anderson and Shannon Krug. Anderson played two games and had 20 assists. She also had two kills, two digs and one block. Krug dished out 24 assists in two games of work and helped out on defense with six digs.
Utah held the 10-6 edge in team blocks, holding the home team to a mere .107 hitting. The Bengals hit for a negative in game one (-.077) and didn't see their offense generate much until it hit .279 in game three. Leading the Ute defense was Lori Baird. She had a match-high six blocks. Also helping out at the net were Webb (four blocks), Toone and Lovell (three each).
Leading the Bengals were Emily Waldron (seven kills), Christine Collette (30 assists), Karli Maughan (three blocks) and Bri Beal (16 digs).
The Utes return to action on their home court when they host TCU this Friday. First serve is set for 7 p.m.