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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.

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Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Sep 05 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 10:00 AM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:30 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, Sep 23 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
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