WSU Volleyball Downs Ducks 3-0

Nov. 10, 2000

EUGENE, Ore. -- Washington State extended its Pac-10 win streak to four matches with a 15-10, 15-11, 15-4, sweep of Oregon Friday night at McArthur Court in Eugene.

Washington State moves to 16-8 overall, 7-8 in Pac-10 contests. Oregon falls to 10-15 overall, 2-14 in conference action.

LaToya Harris had a career-high four service aces and added 13 kills. Cougar teammate Chelsie Schafer also had 13 kills and added three aces. Kali Surplus had 35 assists while Adrian Hankoff came off the bench to score five kills (.417), two digs and two blocks. Hankoff missed two days of practice this week because of strep throat. Melissa Boyle led match with four blocks.

Oregon's Monique Tobbagi and Halie Mazza had nine kills each. Mazza had the match-high 13 digs while Julie Gerlach led the Ducks with three blocks.

WSU tagged 11 service aces to best the top serving team in the Pac-10, Oregon, who tallied five aces.

The Cougars roared out to a 6-0 lead in game one, only to be out-scored by the Ducks 6-1. The teams traded pairs of points with WSU up 9-8. Zanda Bautre's kill gave the Cougars the sideout and LaToya Harris pounded three balls down. Coupled with two Duck hitting errors, WSU was up 13-8. Monique Tobbagi's kill gave the home team the serve and Alishia Stevens and Julie Gerlach put two more points on the board. Tobbagi tipped the ball into the net and WSU closed out the game at 15-10, with blocks from Holly Harris and Chelsie Schafer and an ace from LaToya Harris.

Game two started with Oregon on a 6-1 run. The Ducks maintained their lead as each squad added five points. Aces from Hankoff, Kortney Jamtaas and LaToya Harris closed the gap to one, behind 11-10. A hitting error by Oregon's Lindsay Murphy tied the game and Hankoff's kill gave WSU its first lead of game two, 12-11. Kills from Hankoff and Surplus put WSU up 13-11. Following a time out by the Ducks, Hankoff put up a monster block and Surplus pushed the ball in the corner for the 15-11 win.

Cougars took an 8-1 lead and ran it up to a 15-4 win, scoring the final six points of game consecutively.

'We played really well tonight and knowing that Oregon was coming off a win (3-1 over Washington) and being on the road is never easy and they were really pumped up to beat us,' Cougar coach Cindy Fredrick said. 'I'm very pleased with the way we came back and they way we handled things especially in the second game when we were down. I'm really excited with the way Adrian Hankoff played tonight, she just came in really well. Thank goodness she recovered from that strep throat because we were really concerned that she may not make this trip. And she showed me why I should be concerned if she doesn't make this trip. Great play by her and Holly played well too. And then Chelsie's third game was just amazing. Kali just keeps dishing things up all the time. Kortney played some really good defense tonight too.'

Adrian Hankoff said, 'I'm always ready to play when Cindy calls me to go in. I knew I needed to block and hit and I did that tonight.'

Washington State completes its final road trip of the regular season with a 7 p.m. match at Oregon State Saturday, Nov. 11.

Washington State (16-8, 7-8) def. Oregon (10-15, 2-14) 15-10, 15-11, 15-4
STATISTICS:
KILLS: L. Harris (WSU) 13, Schafer (WSU) 13, Tobbagi (ORE) 9, Mazza (ORE) 9.
ASSISTS: Surplus (WSU) 35, Chute (ORE) 19.
SERVICE ACES: L. Harris (WSU) 4, Five with one each (ORE).
DIGS: H. Harris (WSU) 9, Mazzie (ORE) 13.
BLOCKS: Boyle (WSU) 4, Gerlach (ORE) 3.
Attendance: 832.

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