Volleyball Dominates Idaho State In Three-Game Sweep

Oct. 29, 2000

SEATTLE - The Washington Huskies ended a four-match losing skid by defeating the visiting Idaho State Bengals, 15-12, 15-9, 15-3, Sunday afternoon in volleyball action at the Hec Edmundson Pavilion Addition. The Huskies, who got 13 kills from sophomore Gretchen Maurer (San Clemente, Calif.), improved to 6-14 overall, while the Bengals fell to 8-18 following the non-conference match.

The Huskies posted their second-best hitting performance of the year with a .351 hitting percentage. In addition to Maurer's 13 kills, the UW also got 12 kills from junior Lisa Underhill (Vista, Calif.), while junior swing hitter Malena Thompson (Santa Fe, N.M.) came off the bench to tally nine kills. Setter Britni Churnside (Eugene, Ore.) posted her seventh double-double in the last eight matches with 48 assists and 11 digs, while junior Allison Richardson (Hemet, Calif.) kept the Bengals off balance with three jump serve aces.

Washington pulled out early in each game, taking an 8-1 lead in game one, an 8-0 lead in game two and a 7-1 lead in game three. The closest game proved to be the first as the Bengals erased a late 12-4 deficit to come to within two at 14-12, before the Huskies finally ended the game on their sixth game-point.

Idaho State's Amanda Berg led her team with 16 kills, while Heather Storey had 10 digs.

The Huskies continue their three-match home stand with Pac-10 conference matches Thursday, Nov. 2, versus Stanford and Friday, Nov. 3, against California.

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