The Wildcats defeated the Beavers for the 20th-consecutive time with a season-high .310 hitting percentage, tallying 52 kills on 116 swings with just 16 errors, while snapping a six-match losing skid.
“It was nice to get a win under our belts and give our team some confidence heading into tomorrow night,” head coach Dave Rubio said. “I thought Stephanie (Butkus) did a really nice job of spreading the offense around. Her passing and her defense was terrific. It was great to see our team play efficiently and disciplined tonight.”
Sophomore Brooke Buringrud led the way with 13 kills, and junior Dominique Lamb, sophomore Randy Goodenough, and freshman Whitney Dosty chipped in with 10 kills apiece. Lamb also added eight blocks, and senior Stephanie Butkus finished with 46 assists.
UA was dominant in the second game, jumping out to a 10-3 lead over the Beavers. The Wildcats then went on a 13-2 run to take a 28-12 advantage and cruise to a 30-16 win. In the third game,