Volleyball Powers Past Morehead State, 3-0
Sept. 1, 2006
DAVIDSON, N.C.-- Junior Stevie Mussie led the third-ranked Washington volleyball team (3-1) with 18 kills Friday morning to lift the Huskies to the 3-0 victory over Morehead State (3-1) at the Davidson College Mizuno Wildcat Classic. Game scores were 30-20, 30-18, 30-17.
The Huskies out-hit MSU .326 to -.063 and held advantages in kills (42-26), service aces (8-3) and blocks (10-7.5), while Morehead State out-dug UW, 30-24.
Game one opened evenly with six ties through 8-8 before the Huskies edged out to the 16-11 lead to force a MSU timeout. The Eagles came out of the break with a 6-2 run to cut Washington's lead to 19-17. The Huskies closed out the match with an 11-3 run to take the first game, 30-20.
UW out-hit MSU in game one, .310-.020
Morehead State scored the first four points of game two before the Huskies went on a 9-1 run to take the 10-6 lead and trigger a MSU timeout. The Eagles were able to cut Washington's lead to two points at 13-11 but would get no closer as UW went on its own 5-1 run to take the commanding 22-15 lead. Washington scored six of the last seven points of the game to win, 30-18.
The Huskies out-hit the Eagles, .333- -.099 in the set.
MSU held the slight 5-1 lead in game three before the Huskies scored the next 11 points to go up, 15-5. Washington strung seven more points together, including two kills by Morrison and a Miyashiro ace, to take the 28-12 lead and the eventual 30-17 victory.
UW out-hit MSU .333- -.083 in the third game.
Washington will close out tournament play this afternoon when it takes on Liberty at 2:30 p.m..