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Arizona volleyball sweeps Evansville in first game of the season

The Wildcats hit the ground running in the first game of the season, winning 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-14), against Evansville in the opening match of the Wildcat Classic.

Freshman starting middle blockers Halli Amaro and Olivia Magill contributed to Arizona’s first win of the season, helping offset the absence of sophomore blocker Rachel Rhoades, who is still sidelined from a concussion injury. Rhoades dressed and warmed up but did not see the court.

“I thought there were some aspects of the game that were very good. We served well and passed well and defended well,” head coach Dave Rubio said.

Sophomore outside hitter Madi Kingdon said the team still needs to work on hitting consistency and communicating on the floor.

Kingdon and sophomore outside hitter Taylor Arizobal had a combined 31 kills in the set with starting junior setter Chanel Brown running the offense at 41 total assists.

“The team is really in a position that as time goes on we’ll be a different team every week,” Rubio said.
Arizona plays at 7:00 p.m. against Cal State Northridge for their second match up of the tournament.

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