No. 2 Huskies Sweep No. 13 Arizona
Oct. 1, 2005
SEATTLE-- The second-ranked Washington volleyball team made easy work of No. 13 Arizona Saturday night, handing the Wildcats a 3-0 loss in front of 2,617 fans at Bank of America Arena. Game scores were 30-23, 30-17, 30-19.
The win lifts the Huskies to 12-0 on the season and 3-0 in the Pac-10, while Arizona drops to 11-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play. UW has won all three of its matches in straight sets and is the only team in the country to have not dropped a game this season.
Senior All-American Sanja Tomasevic picked up her 1,000th career dig tonight and became just the third player in UW history to amass 1,000 digs and 1,000 kills in a career. She is just the fifth Husky to record 1,000 career digs.
'I thought that we played well tonight and we did the things that we need to do to get a win,' said head coach Jim McLaughlin. 'Arizona is a good team that is very physical, but we are just going to continue to get better. Sanja had a good night and she got that record (1,000 kills and digs) with a lot of season left to play. She is continuing to add so much to our offense and she is just an amazing player. I have been trying to put her around the ball a lot more, I just want her wherever the ball is going to go. People are on her and that also opens up opportunities for other people, so that's really good for us. Brie also played well and she keeps getting better and better. I sure love the way that she is training these days. Her games are reflecting that.'
The Huskies out hit Arizona .349 to .175 and held advantages in kills (50-40), digs (50-39) and blocks (10.5 -8).
Junior All-American Courtney Thompson dished 46 assists, while leading the defensive effort with 13 digs. All-American libero Candace Lee recorded 12 digs and senior Danka Danicic added 10. Tomasevic had six blocks and senior Darla Myhre added five.
Kim Glass led Arizona with 16 kills and Brittany Leonard had 10 digs.
The Huskies hit the road next week to take on No. 14 California on Friday, Oct. 7 and No. 3 Stanford on Saturday, Oct. 8. The Stanford game will be a rematch of last year's 2004 national semifinal.