Cougar Volleyball Dumps Dawgs 3-1
Oct. 27, 2000
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Using a balanced attack from its outside hitters, Washington State defeated Washington 15-10, 15-2, 13-15, 15-5, in a nationally televised volleyball match Friday night at Bohler Gym before 1,215 fans.
Washington State moves to 13-8 overall, equaling the total wins from the 1999 season, and 4-8 in Pac-10 play. The Huskies drop to 5-14 overall, 1-11 in conference action.
Cougar freshman Zanda Bautre led all players with 21 kills and hit .419. Chelsie Schafer chipped in 18 kills (.455) followed by LaToya Harris with 17 kills. Kortney Jamtaas had a match-high 15 digs while WSU setter Kali Surplus nearly scored a triple double with 10 kills (.438), 58 assists and 8 digs.
Washington was led by the 15 kills and five blocks of Lisa Underhill. Britni Churnside had 56 assists and 12 digs.
It was Washington's fourth consecutive loss and the second consecutive season that WSU has won both matches in the season.
'It's always nice to get a win against the Huskies,' Cougar coach Cindy Fredrick said. 'This was an exceptionally good hitting match for us because we don't hit .332 very often. And from the looks of them hitting .314, I guess you can relate it to basketball where there's no defense. Neither team blocked real well but I think the hitters did a good job.'
WSU sophomore team captain LaToya Harris said, 'Everybody was driving and communicating and our passing gave Kali a lot of options. Everyone was on so it really didn't matter who she went to.'
Holly Harris said, 'Kali did a good job of looking at the block, deciding what the best hit at that particular time, depending on where their block was set and we had one-on-ones quite a lot because she did such a good job of looking at the block. When the passing is on, we're running on all cylinders and we're basically unbeatable because Kali can set anyone. With LaToya crunching on the right and Chelsie is crunching on the left, all of a sudden everyone spreads out and me and Melissa have a lot of room in the middle. It all starts with the passes.'
Washington State hosts California Thursday, Nov. 2, and Stanford Friday, Nov. 3.
Washington State (13-8, 4-8) def. Washington (5-14, 1-11) 15-10, 15-2, 13-15, 15-5
KILLS: Underhill (UW) 15, Bautre (WSU) 21.
ASSISTS: Churnside (UW) 56, Surplus (WSU) 58.
SERVICE ACES: Surplus, Bautre, Schafer, T. Harris, Jamtaas (WSU) 1 each, UW 0.
DIGS: Churnside (UW) 12, Jamtaas (WSU) 15.
BLOCKS: Underhill (UW) 5, Boyle, Bautre, H. Harris (WSU) 3 each.