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Utah Survives Rally by Michigan State to Advance
By: UCLA Athletics

Dec. 1, 2006

LOS ANGELES - The University of Utah (28-3) survived a furious rally by Michigan State (19-12) to win 30-25, 27-30, 20-30, 30-28, 15-11 in a first-round match in the 2006 NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament on Friday night in Pauley Pavilion.

Kathryn Lovell led the Utes with a team-high 20 kills. Four Utes had double-doubles on the evening as Airial Salvo had 15 kills and 14 digs; Emillie Toone had 12 kills and a match-high 12 blocks (one solo); Whitney Webb had 11 kills and 13 digs while setter Sydney Anderson had 52 assists and 13 digs.

Katie Johnson led Michigan State with a match-high 21 kills. Jessica Hohl had 20 kills and hit a match-high .500 (20K, 3E, 34TA). Ashley Schatzle (18 kills and 15 digs) and Allison Ianni (68 assists and 12 digs) had the only double-doubles for the Spartans. MSU libero Nicole Colaluca had a match-high 27 digs.

Utah hit .207 for the match compared to .203 for Michigan State and outblocked the Spartans 16.5 to 13.0. While MSU held a 78-68 lead in digs, the Utes led 9-6 in service aces.

The University of Utah will play the winner of the UCLA/UAB match in tomorrow's second-round NCAA Tournament match in Pauley Pavilion. The match will start at 7 p.m.

EVENT INFORMATION
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Thursday, Nov 12
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
(25-17, 17-25, 25-27, 25-23, 12-15)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 25-19, 25-27, 25-19)
Friday, Nov 20
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
(25-22, 22-25, 19-25, 28-26, 15-10)
Sunday, Nov 22
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
(22-25, 27-29, 27-25, 25-21, 10-15)
Wednesday, Nov 25
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 17-25, 25-19, 12-25, 15-12)
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
(18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 11-15)
Friday, Dec 04
vs. Lipscomb
Los Angeles, CA
(25-10, 25-22, 25-15)
Saturday, Dec 05
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
(23-25, 24-26, 25-22, 25-20, 15-11)
Friday, Dec 11
at Texas
Austin, TX
(25-23, 22-25, 10-25, 20-25)
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS