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Arizona swept by Utah in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Wildcats were swept by Utah, 19-25, 24-26, 28-30, in Salt Lake City on Saturday night.

Sofia Maldonado Diaz led Arizona with 16 wins and Jaelyn Hodge followed by 11 victories. Arizona served six aces, led by Dilara Gedikoglu and Maldonado Diaz with two aces each.

Utah won the first set, 25-19. Maldonado Diaz led the Cats with eight kills in Set 1. Hodge and Alayna Johnson had two assist blocks apiece, but Utah hit .351 to beat the Arizona defense.

In a second set back and forth, Utah won 26-24 to take a 2-0 lead in the game. Arizona went on a late 5-0 run to fight five set points for the Utes, but Utah was able to come back to win the set.

Utah won the third set to sweep the match, 30-28. Gedikoglu led the attack in the third set with five kills with a .364 clip and an ace. The Cats fought off six match points in the third set before Utah scored the final two points to win.

Arizona travels to Oregon State on Friday, September 30 at 7 p.m. MST before playing Oregon in Eugene on Sunday, October 1 at 12 p.m. MST.

Game leaders

Kill : Sofia Maldonado Diaz – 16
Aids: Emery Hermann – 29
Dig : Emery Hermann – 17
Blocks: Zyonna Fellows – 4

Mary Cashion

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