Volleyball Sweeps Past Oregon
Sept. 29, 2001
EUGENE, Ore. -- For the 21st consecutive time, Washington State defeated Oregon in volleyball with a 30-24, 30-21, 30-22 win Saturday night at McArthur Court.
WSU moves to 7-4 overall, 2-2 in Pacific-10 Conference while Oregon drops to 8-5 overall, 0-4 in league action.
LaToya Harris led all players with 13 kills. Chipping in 10 kills each were WSU teammates Adrian Hankoff and Melissa Boyle. Boyle had 10 kills with no errors in 15 attacks to hit an outstanding .667. Hankoff, leading server in the Pac-10, had four service aces and contributed 11 digs as did Kortney Jamtaas. Cougar setter Kali Surplus, an Oregon native, had 36 assists and two service aces.
Oregon's only hitter in double figures was Monique Tobbagi with 10 kills. Stephanie Martin had 10 digs and five blocks while setter Sydney Chute had 24 assists and four blocks.
"We came out and had fun tonight," Cougar Coach Cindy Fredrick said. "Not playing so uptight and playing much more aggressively than we came out last night. Last night we came out incredibly flat and tonight we came out with some spirit and a combination of intensity and fun. And that's what we have to have. Our serving was incredible. I think Kali set the pace when she served two aces at the start of the game and Adrian came on with her amazing jump serves."
Up 25-23 in game one, the Cougars put together four consecutive points with two kills from Adrian Hankoff, a block from Hankoff and Holly Harris, and an served ace from LaToya Harris. Holly Harris hit long, giving the Ducks 24 points but Monique Tobbagi served into the net giving WSU the 30-24 game one win.
WSU dominated game two including scoring the final five points of the game with LaToya Harris providing a kill and a block, two Oregon hitting errors, and Kortney Jamtaas' ace for the 30-21 final score. The Cougars hit .317 and kept Oregon to a .108 hitting percentage.
Hankoff served up seven consecutive points, including two aces to give WSU a 14-4 lead in game three. While Oregon fought back, they could only come within six and the Cougars grabbed game three, 30-22, and the match, 3-0.
Washington State returns to Pullman to take on #4 USC (Oct. 4) and #8 UCLA (Oct. 5), and Washington (Oct. 8). The Idaho match originally scheduled for Oct. 9 has been moved to Oct. 30.
Washington State (7-4, 2-2) 30 30 30 Oregon (8-5, 0-4) 24 21 22 STATISTICS: KILLS - UO 37 (Tobbaggo 10), WSU 48 (L. Harris 13). ASSISTS - UO 29 (Chute 24), WSU 43 (Surplus 36). DIGS - UO 37 (Martin 10), WSU 42 (Jamtaas, 11, Hankoff 11). BLOCKS - UO 8 (Martin 5), WSU 4 (H. Harris 4). SERVICE ACES - UO 2 (O'Neil 1, Chute 1), WSU 12 (Hankoff 4). Attendance - 622.
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