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011-24-2007 UCLA Recap
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 11/24/2007
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Tucson , Ariz. ?C The Arizona volleyball team ended the 2007 season on a high note, knocking off the No. 10 UCLA Bruins in four games on Saturday night in McKale Center.? Game scores were 26-30, 30-26, 30-21 and 31-29.? The Wildcats finish the season with a 14-17 overall record and a 4-14 mark in Pac-10 play, as the Bruins await their postseason fate with an overall mark of 20-10 and 9-9 in the Pac-10.

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ˇ?It is great to finish with a big win,ˇ± head coach Dave Rubio said.? ˇ?Dominique (Lamb) had an exceptional last two nights, she really played terrific. Katie (Jackels) and Emily (Harper) played their hearts out as well. The seniors really came up. I was looking for the seniors to do that all season and they really stepped up tonight.ˇ±

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ˇ?We deserved this win. We have never had anything handed to us. We played with confidence throughout the night and we played a good mental game as well,ˇ± Rubio said.

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As a team, Arizona hit .264 (72-21-193) from the floor, and finished with six service aces and 13 blocks.? UCLA hit .209 (69-27-201), and posted five service aces and six blocks.

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Individually for the Wildcats, senior Dominique Lamb posted a match-high 20 kills on .359 hitting (20-6-39) to go with five blocks.? Freshman Tiffany Owens finished with 16 kills and a career-high 14 digs, and sophomore Jacy Norton tallied a career-best 15 kills on .538 hitting (15-1-26).?

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Freshman Paige Weber added 57 assists and a career-high 14 digs, and senior Katie Jackels tallied a team-high 23 digs.? Junior Randy Goodenough finished with nine kills and 10 digs, and sophomore Alanna Resch chipped in with 11 digs.

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Lamb finishes her career at Arizona ranked first all-time in school history with 464 block assists, and second in school history with 527 total blocks.? She also ranks sixth all-time with 118 career matches played.

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Kaitlin Sather led UCLA with 17 kills.

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Arizona started the first game out strong, opening up a 16-14 lead over the Bruins.? UCLA rallied to tie the game up at 17-17, and led 27-26 before scoring three-straight points at the end for a 30-26 win.? UCLA hit .310 (19-6-42) in game one, holding Arizona to a .211 clip (15-7-38).

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The Wildcats gained momentum in game two, busting out an 18-12 lead midway.? UCLA fought back to cut the deficit to 23-21, but Arizona responded with a mini 4-1 scoring run to take a 27-22 lead. The Wildcats held on down the stretch, putting game two away on a kill by Norton for a 30-26 win.

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Arizona kept the pressure on the Bruins in game three, pounding UCLA for a 30-21 win despite only hitting .213 (14-4-47).? Arizona led UCLA 17-16 before opening up a 7-1 run to take a commanding 24-17 lead.? The Wildcats cruised from there, scoring the last four-straight points of the game to seal the deal and take a 2-1 game advantage.

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The Wildcats and the Bruins clawed back-and-forth in game four, as there were 17 ties and six lead changes between the two teams.? Things were tied up at 22-22 before Arizona scored five-straight points to take a commanding 27-22 lead.? The Wildcats went up 29-25, but UCLA rallied for four-straight points to tie it back up at 29-29.? Arizona put the Bruins away on a kill by Lamb and a bad UCLA set to earn the teamˇ?s first win against a ranked opponent since beating No. 24 Oregon on Nov. 9, 2006, ending a 0-13 drought against ranked teams.
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