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Arizona Volleyball lost in the Rockies

TUCSON, AZ – The trio of Shelby Dalton, Bailey Bateman and Chelsey Schofield combined for 33 kills to lift Utah (17-5, 6-4 Pac-12) past No. 25 Arizona 3-1 (27-29, 28-26, 25-20, 25-17) on Sunday afternoon inside the Huntsman Center. 

Utah frustrated the Wildcats (15-7, 5-5 Pac-12) all match long at the net as the Utes recorded 20 blocks on the afternoon. Utah also out-hit Arizona .211 to .110. The Wildcats dropped to 1-6 on the road this season. Meanwhile, it was Utah's first victory over Arizona since Nov. 30, 2002 and just the fifth all-time.

Arizona freshman setter Penina Snuka recorded her league-leading 11th double-double of the season as she dished out 43 assists to go along with 13 digs. Madi Kingdon finished with a match-high 15 kills, while Halli Amaro and Olivia Magill added 12 kills and 10 kills, respectively. Magill also recorded a team-high seven blocks. Candace Nicholson led the Arizona defense with a team-high 19 digs. 

The fourth frame would be knotted five times before Utah put together a 13-6 run to earn an 18-11 advantage. before clinching the match with a 25-17 win. The Wildcats could never cut into the lead as Utah took the set 25-17, clinching the match. The Utes outhit the Wildcats in the finale, .300-.027.

The Wildcats close out their four-match road swing with matches at Oregon and Oregon State this weekend. Arizona opens the weekend at Oregon on Saturday at 7 p.m. before taking on Oregon State on Sunday at 4 p.m.

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