No. 19 WSU Volleyball Sweeps No. 24 Arizona State
Oct. 4, 2002
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State University dominated Arizona State 30-17, 30-19, 30-23, in a Pacific-10 Conference and WSU homecoming volleyball match Friday night at Bohler Gym.
No. 19 Washington State moves to 13-2 overall, 4-2 in Pac-10 play while No. 24 Arizona State is now 7-3, 3-2. With Thursday night's win over Arizona, WSU had its first sweep of the Arizona schools since 1997.
"We really looked like the way Cougar volleyball should look tonight," WSU coach Cindy Fredrick said. "Our kids played such good volleyball that Arizona State couldn't get on track for anything. All the serves were fantastic and Kortney played great defense. We out-blocked them and we don't do that too often. We had a lot of people with a lot of good hitting as Brenn did a nice job of spreading the offense around. Offensively, defensively and serving wise we played very well tonight."
Cougar senior Adrian Hankoff led all players with 15 kills (.313), 12 digs and two aces. Sophomore Victoria Prince had six blocks for the second consecutive match. Setter Brenn Larson had 41 assists while Chelsie Schafer had ten kills (.400).
WSU's LaToya Harris had nine kills and seven digs to become the third player in Cougar history to reach both 1,000 kills and digs in a career. Harris' 1,253 kills and 1,001 digs are both fourth in all-time WSU standings.
Arizona State's Julia Leddy was the sole player in double-figures kills with 12. Cheryl Anglin had 21 assists and 10 digs.
The Cougars hit .319 for the match and kept ASU to .128, and also out-blocked the Sun Devils nine to four.
Arizona State's only lead of the evening came in the third game when the Sun Devils went up 17-16 before a kill from Schafer tied it up. ASU's Jodi Smith countered with her own kill and the score was tied at 18. The Cougars out-scored the visitors 12 to five for the 30-23 win and 3-0 match victory.
"We played our 'A' game tonight and just had fun," LaToya Harris said. "I didn't dwell on the mistakes I made yesterday. I just took care of what I needed to."
Washington State plays its last non-conference match this season Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Idaho and then travels to Washington (10-5, 2-4) for a Friday, Oct. 11, contest.
#19 Washington State (13-2, 4-2) 30 30 30 #24 Arizona State (7-3, 3-2) 17 19 23 STATISTICS: KILLS - WSU 54 (Hankoff 15), ASU 36 (Leddy 12) HITTING PERCENTAGE - WSU .319, ASU .128 ASSISTS - WSU 49 (Larson 41), ASU 34 (Anglin 21) DIGS - WSU 44 (Hankoff 12), ASU 39 (Anglin 10) BLOCKS - WSU 9 (Prince 6), ASU 4 (four with one each) SERVICE ACES - WSU 5 (Hankoff 2), ASU 2 (Akporiaya, Escobar 1 each) Attendance: 1,852.
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