SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Volleyball put together a complete game on both sides of the ball to sweep San Francisco (25-22, 25-19, 25-17) on Saturday night to close out the Utah Classic. The Utes combined for a season-best .391 hitting percentage, while the Ute defense out-blocked the Dons 12-1 in Salt Lake City.
Freshman Kamryn Gibadlo led the offensive efforts with 11 kills at a season-best .688 hitting percentage. It marked the sixth-straight match of double-digit kills for Gibadlo. Kamry Bailey and Lauren Jardine each added nine kills, while Allie Olsen posted eight kills on .538 hitting. Olsen also tied a career high of seven blocks to lead the blocking efforts for Utah.
Utah took a 13-8 lead in the first set after going on a 7-1 run. The Utes were able to keep the lead at five when leading 18-13 later on in the set, but San Francisco rattled off four consecutive points to cut the lead to one point. A block from Utah earned a much-needed sideout and started a 4-1 run, which led to a timeout after seeing Utah take a 22-18 lead.
The Dons responded out of the break with three unanswered points to trail Utah just 22-21, but another Ute block and a kill from Lauren Jardine gave Utah its first set point, 24-21. The Dons scored the next play, but an attack…