Utah Utes volleyball: Utes take four-set Senior Day win over Colorado

By Mike DeVine

For the Deseret News

Published: Friday, Nov. 23 2012 11:24 p.m. MST

For the second straight set, the Utes took four of the opening five points before the Buffaloes. Utah worked its way to a four-point lead at 11-7 before a 5-1 CU run tied the set for the second time at 12 points apiece. The set was even four more times (16-16) before CU grabbed its first lead of the set at 18-16. The visitors led by as many as three (22-19) before back-to-back Ute blocks, a CU attack error and two consecutive Redd kills completed Utah’s 6-1 set-ending-stretch gave the home team a 25-23 victory. Morgan Odale, Schofield and Redd had three kills apiece as Utah outblocked CU, 4.0 to 0.0.

There would be four ties to start the fourth before the Utes grabbed a 9-4 advantage after putting together a 5-0 run. Utah extended its lead to as many as nine (20-11) on the way to a 25-16 match-clinching victory. Schofield and Redd each turned in four kills apiece in the finale as the Utes hit .303, compared to a .079 mark for the Buffaloes. Utah also outblocked its foes, 5.0 to 1.0.

Colorado (14-18, 4-16 Pac-12) was led by a 14-kill, seven-dig performance by Alexis Austin.

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