Junior Taylor Simpson had a career night with 22 kills while adding 15 digs and two blocks. Sophomore Alexis Austin was second on the team with 11 kills and senior Nikki Lindow added nine kills. Junior Kelsey English hit a team-high .400 with seven kills and one error on 15 attacks. Sophomore Nicole Edelman handed out 48 assists on 58 of CU's kills and the Buffs hit .155 in the effort.
Defensively the Buffs out-dug the Utes 76-69. Freshman Cierra Simpson had a match-best 16 digs and senior Kerra Schroeder added 14 digs. Edelman also recorded double-digit digs with 12. At the net, Lindow put up six blocks (two solo and four assists) while Schroeder added four blocks (one solo and three assists).
Utah had three hitters with 11 kills apiece in Bailey Bateman, Shelby Dalton and Makenzie Moea'I and the Utes hit .217 in the match. Kendal Cygan led Utah with 15 digs and Bateman had a match-best seven blocks.
The Buffs are now 8-2 overall (0-1 Pac-12), while the Utes improved to 12-1 (1-0 Pac-12).