For the first time all season, Arizona fell to an unranked opponent as UA lost to Colorado (13-8, 3-6 Pac-12) in four sets at McKale Center on Friday night (20-25, 26-24, 15-25, 14-25).
"It was a pretty poor performance by us," said head coach Dave Rubio. "Obviously we were not ready to play and that is my fault, I will take the blame.”
The Wildcats (13-8, 3-6 Pac-12) had a season-high 42 attack errors, negating the fact that the Wildcats had more kills than Colorado (52-49) in a match they lost by a cumulative 24 points. Arizona hit .061, its lowest in a match in at least five seasons.
"It was clear we were not in-sync," said Rubio. "Our energy level was bad, and our execution was poor. I do not have the answer to why we played so poorly, as nothing during the week would indicate we would play this poorly.”
Penina Snuka recorded 44 assists and eight digs on the night, distributing to numerous hitters as five Wildcats had more than eight kills, led by Nikki Attea's 10. Though Snuka herself led the way in the hitting percentage column, recording three kills on .333 hitting. Jade Turner also hit .333 with two kills in just one set played.
Up Next: Arizona will look to end a three-game skid on Sunday when UA welcomes Utah at 11 a.m. MST on the Pac-12 Networks.
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