No. 2 Washington Sweeps No. 15 USC, 3-0

Nov. 11, 2005

LOS ANGELES -- Libero Candace Lee registered 35 digs Friday while setter Courtney Thompson had 51 assists as the No. 2 Washington Huskies swept the No. 15 USC Women of Troy, 3-0 (30-21, 30-23, 30-19), in Pac-10 Conference action at the Lyon Center. Washington handed USC its first loss at home this season in eight matches.

Senior Staci Venski had 10 kills for USC while libero Debora Seilhamer tallied 21 digs on the night.

Washington keeps its perfect season intact with a 23-0 record and 14-0 mark in the Pac-10 while USC, which had won nine of its last 10 matches before tonight, falls to 13-8 overall and 9-4 in conference.

This was the 19th time this season that Washington has earned a 3-0 sweep.

Darla Myhre did not have a hitting error for Washington, hitting .571 (8-0-14) while Alesha Deesing also hit well with a .550 night (13-2-20).

The Huskies jumped out early in game one after a 6-5 lead with a 7-1 run. Two kills by Christal Morrison and a service ace by Ashley Aratani paved the way for Washington. UW hit a match-high .364 in the first game.

USC held tough in the second game, but again another 7-1 run by the Huskies did the damage for a 2-0 lead.

In the third game, Washington scored the hat trick with another 7-1 run early to take a 17-10 lead. Deesing recorded three kills during the run as the Huskies held the Women of Troy to an .082 hitting performance.

USC will host Washington State tomorrow in a 6 p.m. match at the Lyon Center.

UW	30-30-30USC	21-23-19

Records: UW (23-0, 14-0), USC (13-8, 9-4)Kills: Sanja Tomasevic 15 (UW), Staci Venski 10 (USC)Team Attack: UW USC1 .364 .1672 .180 .0443 .278 .057Totals .263 .082

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