No. 7 Volleyball Sweeps USC in Weekend Opener
SALT LAKE CITY – The No. 7 Utah volleyball team swept USC (25-17, 25-11, 25-20) in a quick match at the Huntsman Center on Friday, February 12.
Kenzie Koerber and Dani Drews both had 11 kills to lead the team. Koerber filled out the stat sheet with 11 kills hitting .625 while also having four service aces, four digs and 4.0 blocks.
Overall, Utah hit .403 in the match, marking the highest hitting percentage all season for the Utes.
Playing a little undermanned, USC struggled to stay in this one. Utah held at least a four-point lead the majority of the first set and pushed it out to eight at 20-12. The Utes closed out the first set 25-17 with a kill by Drews.
In the second set, Utah didn't mess around posting a .588 hitting percentage with six service aces. They went up 2-0 on the Trojans closing out the set 25-11.
USC fought hard in the third set grabbing their first lead, but it didn't have enough today, as Utah came back from a small deficit. They pushed ahead by four and closed things out 25-20 to clinch the sweep.
Utah moves to 7-0 on the season and this was their fifth sweep in seven matches.
Saige Ka'aha'aina-Torres posted 32 assists, three service aces and four digs.
Madelyn Robinson posted six kills on 10 swings and Zoe Weatherington had four kills on seven swings.
The two teams will play again on Sunday, February 14 at 12 p.m.