Volleyball Wins Share Of Doublewood Inn Classic

Sept. 10, 2005

FARGO, N.D.- The second-ranked Washington volleyball team (7-0) swept Wisconsin-Green Bay (30-18, 30-19, 30-14) and Sam Houston State (30-11, 30-17, 30-18) today to claim a share of the Doublewood Inn Classic title. Washington finished the tournament with a 3-0 record, as did South Dakota State. The Huskies improve their win streak to seven matches and have yet to drop a set this season.

Junior setter Courtney Thompson (Kent, Wash.) was named the tournament Most Valuable Player after collecting 140 assists in three matches (15.56 apg), while adding 11 digs and five blocks. It marked the second MVP award for Thompson this season who earned the honor at the Nike Invitational last week.

Senior Sanja Tomasevic (Uzice, Serbia and Montenegro) and sophomore Christal Morrison (Puyallup, Wash.) were also named to the all-tournament team. Morrison averaged 4.12 kills per game over the weekend with a .552 hitting percentage, while Tomasevic averaged 2.75 kpg, 1.75 digs per game and 1.12 blocks per game.

Washington 3, Wisconsin-Green Bay 0

The Huskies out hit Wisconsin-Green Bay .439 to .085 and held advantages in kills (50-37), assists (46-34), digs (47-31) and blocks (10-4.5).

Morrison and senior Brie Hagerty (Defiance, Ohio) led Washington with 14 kills apiece, while sophomore Alesha Deesing (Salem, Ore.) chipped in six kills and Tomasevic and freshman Jill Collymore (Bellevue, Wash.) added five each.

Thompson paced UW with 44 assists and picked up six digs. Candace Lee (Eugene, Ore.) headlined the Huskies defense with 15 digs and Tomasevic added eight.

Washington 3, Sam Houston State 0

Washington handed Sam Houston State a 3-0 loss in the nightcap, out hitting the Bearkats .565 to .013. The .565 hitting percentage fell just shy of the school record of .566 set earlier this season vs. Montana State. UW had just six errors in the match, while SHSU had 23 errors.

The Huskies held advantages in kills (54-24), assists (51-21), digs (29-17) and blocks (8.5-0).

Senior middle blocker Darla Myhre (Victoria, B.C.) led Washington with nine kills and a .727 hitting percentage, while also adding a pair of blocks. Deesing chipped in eight digs in the win and Collymore and freshman Jessica Swarbrick (El Dorado, Calif.) added seven each.

Thompson tallied 47 assists for the Huskies, while Lee and senior Danka Danicic (Ljig, Serbia and Montenegro) anchored the defense with nine digs apiece.

The Huskies get their first real test next week when they travel to Hawaii to take on the seventh-ranked Rainbow Wahine in matches on Sept. 16 and 17. Hawaii will be the first ranked opponent Washington has faced this season.

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