Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
No. 22 Arizona Volleyball Team Sweeps Past Oregon
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: November 05, 2004
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The No. 22 Arizona volleyball team combined for a season-high .434 hitting percentage and half the team hit .500 or better as the Wildcats easily defeated Oregon in three games (30-17, 30-19, 30-19) at McKale Center tonight. All 14 players saw action in the win, which moves Arizona to 14-8 overall and 6-6 in Pacific-10 play.


"I feel for Oregon ?- they've had lots of injuries this year,” Head Coach David Rubio said. “They've had two of their best players injured from the beginning of the year."


Sophomore Meghan Cumpston led all players with 17 kills on .571 hitting, while junior Kim Glass finished with 11 kills, four digs, two blocks and two service aces.


Senior Jolene Killough kept her streak alive, as she failed to commit an error for the fourth-straight match. She finished with eight kills on 10 attempts for a .800 clip. She also added a match-high five blocks. "I don't want to jinx anything, but Jolene has certainly played great volleyball for us," Rubio noted.


Sophomore setter Stephanie Butkus dished out 29 assists, while freshman Amy Dyck totaled 13 assists in two games played. Meanwhile, senior libero Kelli Mulvany notched a match-high 16 digs.


After trailing by one point early in game one, Arizona built its lead to as many as 14 points and went on to win 30-17. The Wildcats hit .333 on the game, compared to the .026 of the Ducks. Arizona also out-blocked Oregon 2-0 and had three service aces on the game. Glass led the Wildcats with five kills, while Killough and Cumpston had four apiece.


Arizona again trailed early in game two, but quickly built a large lead and went on to win by 11 points, 30-19. The Wildcats hit .457 on the game, while holding Oregon to just .029. Glass had five kills, while Killough notched four. Mulvany picked up five digs on the game.


With the exception of two early ties, Arizona led throughout all of the third and final game, winning 30-19. The Wildcats out-hit the Ducks .536 to .185 and out-blocked them 4-0. Arizona also had four service aces on the game. Cumpston had 11 kills on game three alone.



Arizona hosts Oregon State at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 5. "I feel as confident as you can going into a Pac-10 match,” Rubio said. “We're going to have to be ready to compete tomorrow night."