No. 2 Volleyball Defeats Davidson At NIKE Invitational

Sept. 2, 2005

PORTLAND, Ore.- For the second time in three matches, the second-ranked Washington volleyball team held its opponents to a negative hitting percentage, this time in a 30-13, 30-13, 30-12 sweep of Davidson at the Portland NIKE Invitational. The Huskies hit .471 as a team, while Davidson hit -.032 with 27 errors and just 24 kills.

Washington held statistical advantages in kills (47-27), digs (30-26) and blocks (8.5-2) and out served the Wildcats seven aces to one.

Senior Sanja Tomasevic (Uzice, Serbia and Montenegro) led the Huskies with 12 kills on 20 swings with no errors for a .600 hitting percentage, while senior Brie Hagerty (Defiance, Ohio) recorded 11 kills on 22 swings.

Sophomore Alesha Deesing was perfect from the middle, scoring nine kills on 12 swings with no errors. Sophomore Christal Morrison chipped in seven kills in the win.

Washington raced out to the 11-5 lead in game one before going on a 6-1 run to take the 18-8 lead. The Huskies scored seven unanswered points, including two kills apiece by Hagerty and Deesing to go up 28-13 and an ace by Morrison put the game away.

The Huskies out hit Davidson .640 to .033 in the set as Washington scored 16 kills in 20 attempts without making an error. Tomasevic led UW with five kills, while Deesing added four.

UW scored the first five points of game two and rolled to the 30-13 victory. The Huskies used a 6-0 run to take the 22-12 lead and trigger a Wildcat timeout. Davidson scored the next point before Washington rattled off the next seven, including four Hagerty kills, to close the game out.

Washington hit .387 in the set, while the Wildcats hit .037. Hagerty had eight kills and Tomasevic and Deesing each collected three.

The Huskies jumped out to a 10-3 lead in the third game, including a pair of aces by freshman Jill Collymore (Bellevue). UW scored eight straight points to take the 19-6 lead and never looked back. Collymore and Morrison each served aces to make the score 28-10 and Carolyn Farny (Ft. Worth, Ind.) scored a kill for match point. A Davidson error gave Washington the 30-12 win.

The Huskies out hit the Wildcats .419 to -.132 in the third game and were led by Morrison with five kills.

Washington hits the court again tomorrow night against tournament host Portland at 7:30 pm.

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