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Arizona Volleyball has talent to be better than 8th

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TUCSON, AZArizona volleyball unveiled its 2013 team at the annual Red-Blue Scrimmage on Saturday, giving fans a look at some new faces and many familiar ones. The red team won all four sets, 25-15, 32-30, 25-17 and 25-13.

Jane Croson and Madi Kingdon led the Red squad with a double-double each. Croson recorded 18 kills and 10 digs, while Kingdon added 15 kills and 12 digs. Meanwhile, freshman setter Penina Snuka dished out a match-high 45 assists.

Snuka is one of three key freshman in the Arizona lineup that includes some dominant height for the first time in a long time with 6'8 Ashley Harris and 6'6 Mackenzie Jacobson.

Junior Taylor Arizobal led the Blue team with 19 kills, while Rachel Rhoades also recorded double-figures as she tallied 12 kills on the afternoon.

The Red team finished the match with an impressive .393 hitting percentage.

Arizona's 33rd season of volleyball will get underway at home with the Arizona Invitational on Aug. 30 and 31. Arizona will open the tournament against Morgan State on Aug. 30 at 1:30 p.m. before facing Central Arkansas (10:30 a.m.) and No. 20 Kansas (7 p.m.) on Aug. 31.

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David Kelly contributed to this story.

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