Volleyball Upsets No. 8 UCLA
Oct. 10, 2003
TUCSON, Ariz.- The Arizona volleyball team (7-9, 1-5) won its first Pac-10Conference match of the season and snapped a five-match losing streak with afour-game upset over No.8-ranked UCLA (12-3, 4-2 Pac-10) in Los Angeles onFriday. Game scores were 30-26, 24-30, 30-18, 30-22.
Paced by a match-high 24 kills by sophomore Kim Glass, the Wildcats won theirfourth-straight match over the Bruins. Arizona, which has struggled on offenseall season, posted a semi-breakout match on Friday, out-hitting UCLA .255 to.133 on the night. Arizona limited the Bruins to a .000 attack percentage ingames one and three as it snapped its longest losing streak since 1995.
Glass, who tallied her ninth 20-plus kill-match of the season on .333 hittingagainst Bruins, also chipped in with a team-high 13 digs and four block assistsin the win.
Senior Kelly Griffin-Halfaker, who replaced starting setter Stephanie Butkus ingame one, dished out a match-high 43 assists. Sophomore Jennifer Abernathyadded 13 kills and nine digs in the winning effort, while junior JoleneKillough finished with seven kills and a match-high-tying seven total blocksfor the Wildcats.
Arizona will return to action against defending national champion and No.1-ranked USC (15-0, 6-0) on Saturday. First serve for the match is set for 4:30pm.
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