The Arizona Wildcats volleyball team struck first blood in the Territorial Cup series Thursday, taking down Arizona State in straight sets (25-18, 25-21, 25-18).
Kendra Dahlke led the way for the Wildcats with 14 kills, while Julia Patterson had 37 assists. Katie Smoot and Shardonee Hayes each chipped in with a career-high nine kills and Devyn Cross made some key plays defensively.
2,685 fans flocked to McKale Center, one of the largest crowds in recent memory.
Here is what UA head coach Dave Rubio, Smoot and Hayes had to say afterward:
Arizona Volleyball beat ASU in straight sets Thursday to open Pac-12 play. Here’s Dave Rubio’s reaction and a shoutout the ZonaZooPosted by AZ Desert Swarm on Thursday, September 20, 2018
Katie Smoot (left) and Shardonee Hayes (right) each had nine kills and were instrumental in Arizona Volleyball’s win vs. ASU.Posted by AZ Desert Swarm on Thursday, September 20, 2018