Volleyball Wins Green Mill Classic Title

Sept. 11, 2004

WICHITA, Kan. - The No. 6 Washington volleyball team (6-0) won the 2004 Green Mill Restaurant Classic with a convincing 3-0 win over Michigan State (5-1) today. The Huskies won by scores of 30-14, 30-17 and 30-27.

Washington out-hit the Spartans .398 to .086 to mark the fourth time this season that UW has held its opponents to a .100 hitting percentage or less.

Michigan State's 14 points in game one, ties the lowest opponent score in a single-game vs. UW since collegiate volleyball moved to the 30-points per game format in 2001.

Freshman Christal Morrison led the Huskies for the third-straight match with 20 kills, while chipping in nine digs. Senior Kaitlin Leck added 13 kills and Sanja Tomasevic tallied nine kills and nine digs in the winning effort. Husky setter Courtney Thompson had a match-high 40 assists.

Junior libero Candace Lee led the squad with 12 digs and earned tournament MVP honors after logging 50 digs (5.56 dpg) over the weekend. Morrison and Tomasevic were also named to the all-tournament team.

Megan Wallin led the Spartans with eight kills, while Maggie Griffin had 24 assists to lead MSU. Both Griffin and Brooke Langston were named to the all-tournament team for the Spartans.

Washington rounds out its pre-conference schedule with a four-team tournament at Boise State, Sept. 17-18. The Huskies open the tournament against Florida A&M on Sept. 17 at 5 p.m.

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