Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
No. 18 Arizona Defeats No. 12 Louisville, 3-1
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 03, 2006
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. ?- The No. 18 Arizona volleyball team rebounded from an earlier loss today to defeat No. 12 Louisville in four games (30-24, 20-30, 30-24, 30-25) in the final match of the Courtyard by Marriott Airport East Classic. With the win, the Wildcats improve to 5-1 on the season.


Senior setter Stephanie Butkus and junior Dominique Lamb were named to the all-tournament team. Butkus averaged 12.36 assists, 2.73 digs and 0.55 blocks, while Lamb posted averages of 3.27 kills, 0.73 blocks and 0.45 service aces over the three matches.


Arizona hit .266 on the match, compared to the .238 of the Cardinals. Both teams notched 11 blocks.


“We really played well together,” Head Coach David Rubio said. “We defended extremely well and played all facets of the game well tonight. It’s obviously our biggest win of the season, but more importantly, it really puts us in the right direction. Dominique and Brooke played terrific. Steph had a great match and Kristina was amazing. We had to play well together and everyone had to be on the top of their games in order to beat Louisville.”


Sophomore Brooke Buringrud led a group of three Wildcats to notch career highs in kills with 19. She also had 10 digs for her second career double-double. Freshman Whitney Dosty and Lamb each posted career-highs of 17 kills. Lamb hit .394 on the match. Senior Kristina Baum rounded out the group of Arizona players in double-digit kills with 13. She also had 16 digs for her fourth career double-double.


Butkus notched her 15th career double-double with 60 assists and 10 digs. Sophomore Brittany Leonard tallied a match- and season-high 20 digs, while junior Katie Jackels finished with 11.



Arizona hosts the Four Points Sheraton Wildcat Classic next Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9, at McKale Center. The complete’ tournament schedule is as follows:

Sept. 8     Fri.             Bradley vs. Arizona                            10 a.m.

                                 Rice vs. Montana State                      12:30 p.m.

                                 Montana State vs. Arizona                 7 p.m.

Sept. 9     Sat.           Bradley vs. Rice                                10 a.m.

                                 Montana State vs. Bradley                 4:30 p.m.

                                 Rice vs. Arizona                                7 p.m.

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