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USU volleyball: Aggies spear Spartans with a sweep Saturday

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Sunday, Oct. 14 2012 12:28 a.m. MDT

Freshman outside hitter Candace Richins (Kaysville, Utah) replaced White in the Aggies' lineup and pounded three kills in the set, the first giving USU an early 4-1 lead. SJSU cut the gap to 10-9 on a kill by Hanah Blume, but that would be the closest the visitors would get, as USU would go on to score eight of the next 10 points. The Aggies opened up an 18-11 advantage after a trio block by Sorensen, Brainard and Richins. The Spartans whittled the gap to 20-18 after back-to-back paired blocks by O'Reilly and O'Connell, but the Aggies pulled away and Orr ended the set and the match with a kill for USU's 25-19 set and match win.

Utah State will be continuing its "Dig for a Cure" campaign as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to help raise money for Logan Regional Hospital Foundations's Breast Cancer Services. Pledges are now being gathered for every dig the Aggies make during their seven home matches in October as part of USU's "Dig for a Cure" campaign. Pledges can be made in any amount and flat donations are also accepted and appreciated. Pledge and donation forms will be available at the matches at the marketing/promotions table on the west concourse of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

The Utah State Campus Store is donating 20 percent of all pink merchandise sales during the month of October to Aggie volleyball's "Dig for a Cure" campaign.

After road matches at Idaho on Thursday, Oct. 18, and at Seattle on Saturday, Oct. 20, USU returns home to host UT Arlington on Thursday, Oct. 25, and Louisiana Tech on Saturday, Oct. 27. All Aggie home matches start at 7 p.m.

Utah State volleyball tickets are available by contacting the USU Ticket Office at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or (435) 797-0305.

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.

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