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09-08-2007 Arizona Sweep GT
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 09/08/2007
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Atlanta ?C The Arizona volleyball team swept past host Georgia Tech in the Regency Suites Classic on Saturday morning to improve to 6-2 on the season.? Game scores were 30-27, 30-13 and 30-15.? The Wildcats earned their fourth sweep of the season and dropped the Yellow Jackets to a 4-2 record.

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Arizona played its best match of the season, hitting a season-high .400 (52-12-100), while holding GT to a .070 (35-27-115) hitting percentage, the second lowest for an opponent this season.? The Wildcats also notched a season-best 16 team blocks to go with seven service aces.

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Individually for the Wildcats, junior Randy Goodenough led the way with 14 kills.? Junior Brooke Buringrud tallied 11 kills on .455 hitting (11-1-22), and freshman Tiffany Owens finished with 10 kills.? Sophomore Jacy Norton posted eight kills on .727 (8-0-11) hitting to go with five blocks, and sophomore Alanna Resch tallied a match-high 11 digs.

Freshman Paige Weber finished with a match-best 41 assists.

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In game one, Arizona went up on GT early by running out to a quick 7-3 lead, but the Yellow Jackets used a 4-0 scoring run to tie the game up at 7-7.? The teams traded points until the Wildcats scored three consecutive to go up 24-21.? That cushion proved to be the difference, as GT would get no closer than two points to the Wildcats down the stretch for a 30-27 Arizona win.? Arizona hit .342 (18-5-38) in the match, while holding the Yellow Jackets to a .159 mark (16-9-44).

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The Wildcats had no trouble with Georgia Tech the rest of the way, cruising to a 30-13 game-two win.? Arizona hit .486 (20-3-35) in game two, holding GT to a .028 (8-7-36) mark.? The Wildcats went up 10-3 early and never looked back, dominating the Yellow Jackets the entire game.

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Game three was just the same for the Wildcats, as the UA earned the sweep with a 30-15 win.? Arizona went up 6-0 out of the gates, and hit .370 (14-4-27) in the game.? The Yellow Jackets had no answers for the Arizona offense, and hit .000 (11-11-35) on the other side of the net.

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The Wildcats will face Western Carolina on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. (EST) in the Regency Suites Classic.
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