Huskies Sweep Cougars in Seattle
Oct. 8, 2004
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The University of Washington volleyball team, undefeated and ranked No. 1, defeated Washington State 30-15, 30-17, 30-20 in Pacific-10 Conference action Friday night before 3,673 fans at the Bank of America Arena.
Washington remains undefeated at 13-0 and on top of the Pac-10 with a 5-0 record. WSU falls to 3-14 overall, 0-5 in conference action.
UW senior Sanja Tomasevic led all players with 19 kills (.447) while freshman Christal Morrison added 11 kills (.241). Darla Myhre had a match-high 4 blocks while setter Courtney Thompson had 41 assists. Candace Lee had 15 digs and Danica Danicic landed three aces. The Huskies hit .358 for the match.
WSU was led by Kelly Rosin's eight kills (-.105) and Jennifer Todd added seven kills (.313). Nicole Martin, WSU's freshman setter, returned to action after missing five games in two matches last weekend due to shoulder pain, had 27 assists. Jessie Camp added 11 digs. Todd, Rosin, Kristin Kelley and Jen Barcus each had a pair of blocks.
"I think Washington plays great defense, they have a great offense, they distribute the ball well, they serve well. If they are not number one, they are in the top two or three," Cougar Head Coach Brian Heffernan said. "Talk about a great role model for out athletes, not just how they played but the intensity with how they went after every ball."
In the first game, UW hit .333 and held down WSU to a -.111 hitting percentage as the Huskies won 30-15. Tomesevic led the Dawgs with seven kills hitting .545, while the Cougars landed only six kills.
Game two found the home court Huskies slamming 19 kills at a .444 hitting percentage while the Cougs nearly doubled their output from the first game with 11 kills and hit.114.
The third game was tied seven times, the last at 17-all after WSU scored four consecutive points for the first time in the match. But Washington came back with an 8-2 run when the Cougars called timeout. UW added a pair when Rosin landed a kill for WSU's 20th and final point. Her next two attacks hit the antenna and the Dawgs took the game 30-20.
WSU plays its last non-conference match of the year Tuesday at the University of Idaho and then travels to meet Arizona and Arizona State next weekend.
No. 1 Washington (13-0, 5-0) 30 30 30 Washington State (3-14, 0-5) 15 17 20 STATISTICS: KILLS - UW 50 (Tomasevic 19), WSU 29 (Rosin 8) HITTING PERCENTAGE - UW .358, WSU .036 ASSISTS - UW 44 (Thompson 41), WSU 27 (Martin 27) DIGS - UW 49 (Lee 15), WSU 38 (J. Camp 11) BLOCKS - UW 6 (Myhre 4), WSU 5 (Todd, Rosin, Kelley, Barcus 2 each) SERVICE ACES - UW 7 (Danicic 3), WSU 4 (Billingsley 2) Attendance: 3,673.
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