Aug. 24, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - In the second match of the day, Utah handled in-state rival Southern Utah, 3-0 with set scores of 25-16, 25-17, 25-15 Friday in the Utah State Invitational sponsored by Gossner Foods at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. It was the first match of the season for both teams as the Utes improve to 1-0, and the Thunderbirds fall to 0-1.
Utah was led by three players who reached double digits in kills. Bailey Bateman and Chelsey Schofield both registered 11 kills with Morgan Odale adding 10. Her sister, McKenzie Odale, had 39 assists in the Ute win. For the match, Utah hit .323 (45-14-96).
Southern Utah was led by 12 kills and two aces from Ana Mailoto. Gabi Mirand added 20 assists for the Thunderbirds with Anna Burges corralling 10 digs.
Utah will be back in action, facing host Utah State at 7 p.m. Southern Utah will return to tournament play on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 9:30 a.m. against Portland.
Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $1 for youth ages 3-14. The USU Athletics Ticket Office will open at 9 a.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Utah State volleyball tickets are available in person at the USU Athletics Ticket Office at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Live stats of every match during the 2012 Utah State Invitational are available via the USU Athletics web site at www.utahstateaggies.com, the official web site of USU athletics via GameTracker, with the links for GameTracker as well as box scores and recaps of all the matches at the Tournament Central page at http://bit.ly/NJ8loQ. Match and tournament updates will also be available on twitter at twitter.com/USUVolleyball.
The Utah State matches of the 2012 Utah State Invitational will be streamed on the Internet by clicking on the "Watch Live" link at www.UtahStateAggies.com, the official web site of USU athletics. There is a Utah State All-Access Monthly Subscription for $9.95 and a Utah State All-Access Yearly Subscription for $79.95.
Fans can follow the Aggie volleyball program at twitter.com/USUVolleyball or on facebook at facebook.com/USUVolleyball. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on facebook at facebook.com/USUAthletics.
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