Volleyball Does It Again- Sweeps Oregon State

Oct. 22, 2005

CORVALLIS, Ore.- Washington volleyball head coach Jim McLaughlin picked up his 100th win at UW Saturday night as the second-ranked Huskies swept Oregon State 3-0 (30-24, 30-18, 30-14). The sweep marks Washington 16th of the season as the Huskies improve to 18-0 overall and 9-0 in the Pac-10. The Beavers fall to 7-8 overall and 3-6 in conference play.

Washington out hit OSU .407 to .136 and held advantages in kills (56-35), digs (43-36) and blocks (9.5-6).

Brie Hagerty and Christal Morrison led the Huskies' attack with 12 kills each while Sanja Tomasevic and Alesha Deesing chipped in nine and Darla Myhre tallied eight.

Courtney Thompson ran an efficient offense with 51 assists, while Candace Lee led the defensive effort with 14 digs. Danka Danicic and Tomasevic had seven digs apiece and Myhre added five blocks.

Washington led through out game one, building a five point lead at 7-2 behind four Husky kills and three OSU errors. UW took is largest lead at 24-14 after kills by Myhre and Tomasevic en route to the 30-24 win.

Washington out hit Oregon State .455 to .286 in the game and was led by Tomasevic with five kills and Hagerty with four.

Game two was knotted five times as late as 11-11 before Washington went on a 7-0 run, which included three Morrison aces and a kill to go up 18-11 and roll to the 30-18 victory.

UW out hit OSU .436 to .195 in game two. Hagerty had six kills on 12 swings in the set, while Morrison added four kills on eight attempts.

Washington jumped out to the 8-3 lead in game three before going on a 12-0 run, including four Morrison kills, to take the 23-7 advantage. A Beaver service error gave UW match-point and a kill by freshman Jill Collymore gave the Huskies the 30-14 victory.

Washington hit .341 in game three, while the Beavers hit -.088 with just four kills and seven errors. Morrison led UW with five kills in the game, while Deesing put down four kills in four attempts.

The Huskies begin the second half of the Pac-10 season next week when they travel down south to face Arizona and Arizona State, Oct. 27-28. Heading into tonight, Washington holds a one match lead in the conference standings over Arizona. The Wildcats are playing USC tonight in Los Angeles.

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