Junior middle blocker Marisa DaLee, who set a school record with a .386 hitting percentage a year ago, hit .480 (16-4-25) to pace the Cats, while Allison Napier, also a junior middle blocker, added 11 kills. Sophomore setter Lauren Benward, subbing for starter Dana Burkholder who is with the United States Junior National Team at the World Championships in Canada, recorded 41 assists.
Junior outside hitter Stacy Zimmerman led all Miners with 14 kills.
The match was the 200th of head coach David Rubio's tenure at Arizona. He has a 124-76 mark in his eighth season in Tucson.
The Cats return home to play host to the Embassy Suites Wildcat Classic
this Friday and Saturday. Play begins at 9:30 a.m. each day. Arizona faces
Kent State at 2:30 p.m. Friday and Santa Clara at 7:30 in the evening.
Admission is free Friday.