TUCSON, Ariz. – Madi Kingdon recorded a match-high 16 kills on .406 hitting to lead Arizona (16-8, 6-6 Pac-12) to a 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-19) sweep at Oregon State (9-14, 0-12 Pac-12) on Sunday inside Gill Coliseum.
With the victory, the Wildcats have already equaled their win total from last season with eight matches still to play. The win also snapped a three-match losing streak. Arizona earned its second road victory of the year.
Arizona finally broke out of its offensive slump as it hit a solid .291 for the match, while its defense held Oregon State to just .124 hitting. The Wildcats also out-blocked the Beavers, 9.0 to 6.0. In addition, Arizona was also better behind the service line as it recorded five aces compared to just one for OSU.
Kingdon had her most efficient match in Pac-12 play so far this season as she recorded just three errors on 32 swings.
Meanwhile, Penina Snuka did an excellent job of quarterbacking the offense as she dished out a match-high 35 assists to go with six digs and four kills. She was a perfect 4-for-4 in hitting for the match.
Halli Amaro had a strong match as she recorded seven kills on .333 hitting to go with a match-high five blocks. Olivia Magill added eight kills and a block, while Taylor Arizobal provided six kills and two blocks. Jane Croson had five kills, six digs and two blocks to wrap up the Arizona offense.
Kelsey Zimmerman led Oregon State offensively with eight kills, Becky Defoe recorded a match-high 13 digs to lead the OSU defense.
The Wildcats finally return home after their four-match road swing on Thursday as they host Washington State. The match is set for an 8:00 p.m. start and it will air live on the Pac-12 Networks.
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