LOUISVILLE, Ky. ?- The No. 18 Arizona volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season, a sweep (27-30, 17-30, 23-30) at the hands of unranked Dayton at the Courtyard by Marriott Airport East Classic this morning. With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 4-1 on the season.
Arizona was beat by the Flyers in nearly every statistical category ?- kills (31 to 50), assists (30 to 45), hitting percentage (.024 to .232), service aces (1 to 2), digs (47 to 61) and blocks (6 to 7). The only statistic in which the Wildcats fared better was service errors, as Arizona had five to Dayton’s 10.
Sophomore Brooke Buringrud led Arizona with 13 kills. Katie Jackels and Brittany Leonard finished with 11 and 10 digs, respectively. Setter Stephanie Butkus tallied 24 assists and nine digs in the loss.
UP NEXT: The Wildcats face host and No. 12 Louisville at 7:30 p.m. (EDT) tonight.