Nov. 22, 2011
SEATTLE - Washington State fell to No. 11 Washington in straight sets of 25-14, 25-21, 25-14 Tuesday night at the Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle. UW moved to 22-7 overall and 14-7 in Pac-12 while the Cougars dropped to 12-19 overall and 4-17, in the conference standings.
Krista Vansant led the Huskies with 14 kills and hit .684 as Bianca Rowland had seven kills, hit .600 and had three blocks. Summer Ross also contributed three blocks as the Huskies owned the net with nine blocks to none for WSU. Setters Jenni Nogueras and Evan Sanders combined for 38 assists. Jenna Orlandini led UW with nine digs and four aces. UW hit .506 for the match and WSU hit .263.
Meagan Ganzer had 14 kills and hit .417 with six digs while Marcelina Glab tagged five kills and hit .400. Jaicee Harris had six kills and Camryn Irwin threw up 30 assists. Shawna Lum led the Cougars with 11 digs and Maile Scarpino tallied three aces.
"It comes down to serving and passing and our passing was not good tonight so we couldn't get our offense going," Cougar Head Coach Jen Greeny said. "When that happens, it usually turns out to be a not very successful evening."
Washington dominated the first set, landing 17 attacks with no errors for a .630 hitting percentage while holding WSU to .071. Vansant had five kills for the Dawgs and hit .714 in the 25-14 win.
WSU took a 9-8 lead in the second but then aided the Huskies with attack errors and UW took a 13-10 lead. The Cougars hit an outstanding .367 but could not contain the Huskies who hit .357 and landed four aces as they made a steady march to the 25-21 win.
Again WSU hit well in the third set at .389 but could not contain the UW's .542 hitting percentage and the home team rolled to the 25-14 win.
"I thought we did a pretty good job offensively in the second and third sets for not having great passing, but we just couldn't slow them down," Greeny said. "I thought Marcelina Glab did a great job when we got her the ball and Ganzer definitely picked up her game after that first set. They're a great team and they're young so that's not good for us."
The Cougars and Huskies will meet again this Friday, Nov. 25, in a 7 p.m. match at Bohler Gym.