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010-4-2007 Arizona Beats WSU in Four
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 10/04/2007
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Pullman , Wash. ?C The Arizona volleyball team had four players record double-figures in kills to power the Wildcats to a win over Washington State in four games on Thursday night in Bohler Gym.? Game scores were 30-28, 30-26, 25-30 and 30-21.? The win improves Arizona to 12-5 overall and 2-3 in the Pac-10, while the Cougars fall to 9-9, 0-4 Pac-10.

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ˇ?It is nice to get a win on the road and to be able to close the match out at the end,ˇ± head coach Dave Rubio said.? ˇ?For having a young team that is learning how to put games away at the end, it was nice to see us do that against a Pac-10 opponent.? We played well enough down the stretch and that is something we need to continue to do the rest of the season.ˇ±

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As a team, Arizona hit .161 (59-33-161) from the floor, and finished with eight blocks and six service aces.? Washington State hit .165 (57-26-188) on the night, and posted 19 blocks and five service aces.

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Individually for the Wildcats, junior Randy Goodenough posted her eighth double-double of the season with 15 kills and 14 digs.? Junior Brooke Buringrud registered her second double-double on the season with 14 kills and a season-high 13 digs, and sophomore Jacy Norton added 11 kills on .444 hitting (11-3-18).

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Freshman Tiffany Owens posted 10 kills, and sophomore Alanna Resch had a match-high 20 digs.? Freshman Paige Weber tallied 52 assists and nine digs, and senior Katie Jackels added 12 digs.

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Jackie Albright led WSU with 13 kills.

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In game one, Arizona jumped out to an early 11-5 advantage over the Cougars, but saw that lead slip away as WSU came back to tie the game up at 16-16.? Washington State continued its momentum from there, building a 24-20 lead over the Wildcats, and led 28-26 down the stretch.? UA fought back after that, scratching out four-straight points at the end to earn a 30-28 win.? Arizona hit .286 (19-7-42) in the game, while WSU hit .283 (19-4-53).

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Arizona took an early 13-8 lead in game two, but fell behind the Cougars midway and trailed 21-19.? The teams were tied up at 24-24, but the Wildcats sealed game two with a 6-2 run at the end for a 30-26 win, limiting WSU to a .119 (12-7-42) hitting percentage.

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Washington State found some life in the third game, posting a 10-6 lead over the Wildcats in the early stages.? The Wildcats were able to tie things up at 16-16, but the Cougars used a 10-5 scoring run to go up 26-21.? That proved to be the difference in the game, as WSU cruised at the end for a 30-25 win and force a game four.

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In game four, the Wildcats built a 15-12 lead before going on a using a 10-3 scoring tear to lead 25-15.? WSU would get no closer down the stretch, as Arizona earned a 30-21 game four win despite hitting just .029 (11-10-34) from the floor.

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Arizona will next travel to Seattle to face No. 8 Washington on Friday night in Bank of America Arena at 7 p.m.

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