College volleyball: No. 2 Stanford sweeps Utes

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Published: Saturday, Sept. 17 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

Marisa Bubica and Aly Squires both had 13 kills for UC Irvine, while Shannon Fleming added 12 kills and eight blocks.

EASTERN WASHINGTON 3, WEBER STATE 0: At Cheney, Wash., junior outside hitter Bethany Wray had 13 kills to lead the Wildcats on Friday night, but the Wildcats up short in their Big Sky Conference opener.

Behind a balanced and efficient attack, the Eagles beat the Wildcats in straight sets, claiming a 25-16, 25-18, 25-22 victory at Reese Court.

Wray, who reached double-figures kills for the ninth time in 11 matches this season, also added seven digs and a pair of blocks.

Freshman outside hitter Mackenzie Clark had eight kills, while freshman libero Shelby Earl had eight digs.

The Wildcats did block well, with sophomore Briana Wilms tallying a career-high five blocks, while junior setter Caitlin Penrod had four blocks.

SLCC PICKS UP TWIN TOURNEY WINS: At Twin Falls, Idaho, good serving led Salt Lake in two wins over North Idaho (25-14 25-27 25-20 25-18) and Yavapai College (25-23 25-18 25-16).

The Bruins served 14 aces over two matches to coast past conference rival North Idaho and Yavapai College. The 7th ranked Bruins are 11-3 overall.

Kellie Turner and Leyla Redondo combined for seven service aces against North Idaho. Turner finished with a double-double knocking down 14 kills with 11 digs. Redondo added 10 kills and 11 digs along with three aces. Betty Van Lith finished the game with 39 set assists.

Salt Lake eased past Yavapai in three sets 25-23, 25-18 and 25-16. Turner completed her strong performance with six service aces. Maddie Bushman collected six kills, Turner had 6 kills and Van Lith put down 5 kills.

WESTMINSTER 3, MONTANA TECH 0: At Butte, Mont., the Griffins snapped a four-match losing skid with a 3-0 sweep of Montana Tech on Friday night. Westminster picks up its first Frontier Conference win of the year with the 25-19, 25-17, 28-26 victory.

The Griffins are now 4-7 overall and 1-2 in the Frontier. Montana Tech falls to 7-8 and 0-3.

Westminster posted a balanced attack with six players recording at least four kills. The team held a 36-24 advantage in total kills with a .177 hitting efficiency. The Griffins also recorded six service aces and four blocks while popping up 38 digs.

Kenzie Mitchell and Stephanie Jones Morin finished with seven kills apiece to lead the team. Mitchell hit .313 with one block and Jones Morin added six digs. Katie Vance added six kills with Ashley Marchant and Alexis Aalona posting five kills each. Emily Atkinson recorded a double-double behind 24 assists and 11 digs.

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