Nov. 21, 2012
PULLMAN -- Senior Rachel Todorovich had a career high 20 kills and hit .500 to lead the Washington State volleyball team (13-18, 3-16 Pac-12) to a 25-18, 17-25, 25-20, 25-14 win over Arizona (16-14, 8-11 Pac-12) Wednesday night at Bohler Gym. With this victory, WSU bettered it's overall win total from last season.
"Helping the team get that "W" was a motivation for me tonight," Todorovich said. "I couldn't have hit so well tonight with our middles pulling their middles every single time and creating that hole. They get the credit for my getting 20 kills tonight."
Jaicee Harris added 13 kills and 12 digs for the Cougars, her 15th double-double match this season. Ver'Leea Hardaway contributed seven kills and four blocks and Stephanie Logan tallied nine kills. Camryn Irwin set up 47 assists and served two aces while Kate Sommer had 23 digs.
"We've known that Rachel can play like that, just has been a little bit inconsistent but was absolutely great tonight," Cougar Head Coach Jen Greeny said. "She was really on fire and as a senior led this team to victory. We were siding out at an extremely high rate so that means our passers were doing a good job and Camryn was making great decisions and our hitters were putting the ball away. Stephanie Logan did some great things and when Rachel was in she was really on fire."
Arizona was led by Halli Amaro's 14 kills and four blocks. Olivia Magill led the match with five blocks. Madi Kingdon's 16 digs and Lauren Fuller's 15 digs led the Wildcats.
Cougars led the first set from the first serve with the Wildcats only tying three times. Harris had six kills and hit a scorching .444 in WSU's 25-18 win. As a team WSU hit .317 and held Arizona to a .146 hitting percentage.
Arizona started the second set on fire, going up 8-2 and continued to lead to the 25-17 win behind the five kills and four blocks from Amaro and five blocks from Magill.
Wildcats came back in the third set to knot the score at 17-all but back-to-back hitting errors put WSU ahead 19-17. The teams bounced points but WSU took the set 25-20 with an outstanding .483 hitting percentage. Todorovich landed seven attacks in this set and the Wildcats did not have a block in this set.
Cougars dominated the fourth set with aggressive play and forced Arizona to a -0.59 hitting percentage. WSU committed only four errors in the 25-14 set win.
The Cougars end their season hosting No. 5 Washington (22-6, 13-6 Pac-12) Friday, Nov. 23 in an 8 p.m. match at Bohler Gym that will be televised live on the Pac-12 TV Networks. UW was upset by Arizona State Wednesday night 3-1.