Sophomores Randy Goodenough and Brooke Buringrud each posted 15 kills apiece, and freshman Jacy Norton finished with a career-best 11 kills and eight blocks.
“If you look at the stats, we did not have that many errors, which gave us the opportunity to score,” head coach Dave Rubio said. “I thought our serving was terrific. We came in with the mindset of competing, and mid-way through the first game, our attitude changed the dynamic of the match.”
Game one went down to the wire as the Wildcats scratched their way back after being down by 13 points before falling 31-29.
The Wildcats continued to play well in the second game, riding a .286 (20-8-42) hitting percentage for a 30-25 game-two win. The Ducks and the Wildcats battled it out to an 11-11 tie before UA used a mini 4-0 run to lead 15-11.
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