Chelsey Schofield has turned in three straight double-doubles.
Oct. 21, 2013
After two straight weeks on the road, the University of Utah volleyball team returns to the friendly confines of the Jon M. Huntsman Center to host Arizona State Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MT and No. 25 Arizona on Sunday at 2 p.m. MT.
The Utes stand 15-5 overall and are 4-4 in conference play with a 5-3 in home matches.
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Upcoming Promotions: Thursday's contest against Arizona State will be the annual Power of Pink match. All fans who wear pink will receive free admission. The team will be wearing in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Swing for Life organization will have a tent in the arena with information on how to donate to cancer research and the Huntsman Cancer Institute will also be handing out pamphlets on how to detect breast cancer and information about donating to cancer research.
Sunday against Arizona will be the Halloween match. All fans are encouraged to wear their costumes and a costume contest will be held between sets two and three.
Oregon State Recap: Utah earned a 3-1 win over Oregon State (25-22, 23-25, 25-16, 25-14) in a Pac-12 Conference match on Friday at Gill Coliseum. This was the first time the Utes have won back-to-back Pac-12 road matches. Utah earned an impressive 15.0-4.0 edge in team blocks and a .250-.123 advantage in team hitting over Oregon State.
Utah picked up its sixth Pac-12 road win since 2011:
1. 3-0 at Colorado on Sept. 13, 2011
2. 3-1 at Washington State on Oct. 7, 2011
3. 3-2 at Oregon on Oct. 28, 2011
4. 3-1 at Arizona State on Nov. 16, 2012
5. 3-1 at California on Oct. 13, 2013
(Redd) Brandon in the Record Book: Senior middle blocker Erin Redd-Brandon (Spanish Fork, Utah) led an impressive Ute defense last weekend in a milestone-breaking pair of matches at Oregon State and No. 21 Oregon. Redd-Brandon came away with a 11 total blocks for a 1.57 block-per-set average between the two matches and also hit .308 on the attack for 2.43 kills per set against the Beavers and Ducks. Redd-Brandon turned in a match-high 10 blocks for her highest single-match output in a conference match this season to go with 10 kills during Utah's 3-1 win at Oregon State on Friday for her third double-double this season.
Redd-Brandon registered her third double-digit-block effort of 2013 and the sixth of her career, while she has had 10 or more kills eight times this season and 47 times over her career. During Sunday's 3-0 loss at No. 21 Oregon, Redd-Brandon became the 14th member of Utah's 1,000-kill club as she had seven kills with two errors on 18 swings for a .278 hitting percentage. She now has 1,001 career kills. With 11 blocks this weekend, Redd-Brandon is now one of only four players in school history to join Utah's 500-career block club. She moved her past McKelle Stilson for fourth place in school history with 501 career total blocks.
Redd-Brandon leads the Pac-12 with 1.39 blocks per set this season to go with a team-high .346 hitting percentage on the attack, while averaging 2.29 kills per set. In the conference-only stats, Redd-Brandon is 10th in the league with a .350 hitting percentage.
Mauling Morgan: Senior outside hitter Morgan Odale (Star, Idaho) hit for a team-high .382 percentage (minimum five kills) for 2.00 kills and 1.86 digs per set to go with 0.43 blocks per set last weekend. Odale turned in a .467 hitting percentage as she had seven kills without an attack error on 15 swings Sunday at No. 21 Oregon.
Showing Off Schofield: Junior outside hitter Chelsey Schofield (Provo, Utah) registered team-high marks of 3.29 kills and 3.29 digs per set last weekend. Schofield has recorded three consecutive double-doubles and is averaging 3.55 digs and 3.09 kills per set during that stretch. Schofield was the second Ute to record a double-double Friday at Oregon State with a team-high 11 kills and team-high 12 digs. She also had two blocks and an ace. Sunday at No. 21 Oregon, Schofield paced the Ute attack as she recorded her third straight double-double with 12 kills and 11 digs, both marks were team highs. She also tied for team-high honors with four blocks.