Trojans Sweep Huskies In Pac-10 Finale

Nov. 18, 2000

Seattle, Wash. - Holding Washington to a .100 team hitting percentage, 3rd-ranked USC women's volleyball defeats Washington, 15-7, 15-7, 15-4, on Saturday in the final Pac-10 match of 2000. With the win, the Women of Troy win a share of their first-ever Pac-10 title, along with Arizona (3-1 winners over Arizona State).

With the loss, the Huskies fall to 7-19 overall and finished with a 2-16 mark in the Pac-10. USC improves to 23-2 overall and posts a final 16-2 record in conference play.

After the Trojans claimed game one 15-7, the Huskies stuck close in game two, tying the score twice in the early going at 2-2 and 4-4. USC then broke open at 7-5, posting six unanswered points to push out to a 13-5 advantage. The Huskies only managed to score two more points on a block and a Trojan blocking error, to get to within six points at 7-13. A Washington hitting error and a block by outside hitter Janae Henry, gave the Women of Troy another 15-7 victory.

Game three was close briefly until USC broke a 4-4 tie and rattled off 10 straight points to reach game point, 14-4. The Huskies fended off four game points before the Trojans completed the game and the match with a 15-5 win.

For the second consecutive night, freshman Katie Olsovsky led USC with 12 kills (.368). The middle blocker help guide the team to a .340 attack effort and 7.0 team blocks.

The Women of Troy play one final regular season match on Friday, Nov. 24 against Notre Dame. The match is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the USC Lyon Center.

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