Arizona closes 2009 Arizona Spring Tournament

March 28, 2009

The Arizona volleyball team closed the 2009 Arizona Spring Tournament with a 2-3 record, finishing sixth out of eight teams Saturday.


The Wildcats won one game in pool play and won another in the first round of the playoffs. Arizona used a wide range of different line-ups and every member of the team saw action in the five matches.


This was Arizona’s first action of the spring season. They will head to Houston April 4th, UNLV April 18th and to Arizona State April 25th.


Arizona State won the tournament with a perfect 5-0 record, beating New Mexico 1 for the title.


Pool scores

Court 1

UTEP def. Arizona 25-23, 25-19

Arizona def. UNM1 22-25, 27-25, 15-2

UNLV def. Arizona 25-23, 25-21


Court 2

UNM 1 def. UNLV 25-19, 25-22

UNLV def. UTEP 28-26, 25-18

UNM1 def. UTEP 25-13, 25-22


Court 3

ASU def. UNM2 25-16, 25-16

ASU def. NAU 25-21, 25-16

ASU def. NMSU 25-16, 25-22


Court 4

NAU def. NMSU 10-25, 25-11, 17-15

NMSU def. UNM2 25-12, 25-12

UNM2 def. NAU 21-25, 25-18, 15-8


Playoff winners (scores not reported)


Winner’s Bracket

No. 1 UNM1 def No. 2 NAU

No.1 ASU def. No. 2 UNLV

No.1 ASU def. No. 1 UNM1 (first place game)

No. 2 UNLV def. No. 2 NAU (third place game)


Contender’s Bracket

No. 3 UTEP def. No. 4 NMSU

No. 4 Arizona def. No. 3 UNM2

No. 3 UTEP def. No. 4 Arizona (fifth place game)

No. 4 NMSU def No. 3 UNM2 (seventh place game)


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