No. 12 Volleyball Set to Take on Washington State
The No. 12 Utah volleyball team will host Washington State on Sunday, March 28 at 11 a.m. in the Huntsman Center.
The Utes will celebrate their three seniors in Alexa Van Komen, Dani Drews and Kenzie Koerber.
Utah's first match with Washington State was cancelled this weekend, but the two teams will still get to play on Sunday. It will be the final home match of the season for Utah.
SENIOR CLASS AWARD FINALIST
Kenzie Koerber has been named a Senior CLASS finalist.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
Originally, there were 30 candidates selected and that list was cut down to 10. Among the 30 originally selected along with Koerber, Dani Drews was also on that list.
BETH GETS 600 WINS
Head coach Beth Launiere came into the season with 588 career wins. With Utah's win against Colorado on Sunday, she earned win 600 in her career. All of the wins came at Utah.
In her 31 seasons, she has built Utah's program to what it is now. The reigning Pac-12 Coach of the Year has also been named AVCA Region Coach of the Year four times and has led Utah to 18 20-win seasons.
Utah has brought it on Sunday's this year going 7-0 to close out each weekend strong.
In four of the seven matches on Sunday, the Utes have hit over .300 in those matches.
The only final match of the weekend that Utah has lost this season was against No. 8 Washington, but that match was on a Saturday.
The highest the Utes have hit on a Sunday was .391 against Cal.
To go along with the efficient offense, Utah has held their opponents to a .160 hitting percentage. Utah has held its opponents under a .200 hitting percentage in 12 of its 15 matches.
The .160 percentage is the best mark in the Pac-12.
One of the big reason's they've been so strong on defense is the Utes are second in the Pac-12 in digs per set with 15.12. Since they get so many digs, they're only allowing 11.00 kills per set.
Utah will finish out the regular season on the road at Oregon State with their first match being Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m.