Huskies Outlast Oregon, 3-2
Nov. 3, 2006
EUGENE, Ore.-- It took five games but the fourth-ranked University of Washington Huskies outlasted 24th-ranked Oregon 3-2 Friday night. Game scores were 30-15, 28-30, 30-25, 29-31, 16-14.
The win lifts Washington to 21-3 overall and 11-2 in the Pac-10, while Oregon falls to 17-5 overall and 7-5 in the Pac-10.
Juniors Stevie Mussie and Christal Morrison packed a one-two punch for the Huskies, recording 27 and 21 kills, respectively. Washington also received strong play at the net from sophomore Jessica Swarbrick who collected a career-high 17 kills with a .481 hitting percentage.
Senior All-American Courtney Thompson paced the Huskies to a .224 hitting percentage behind 75 assists, while picking up two of Washington's six aces.
Freshman libero Tamari Miyashiro anchored Washington's defense with a career-high 36 digs, while Mussie collected 17 digs and Morrison added 14.
Overall, the Huskies held advantages in kills (81-68), hitting percentage (.224-.154), digs (90-72) and blocks (18-16).
Washington returns to action next week when it faces Washington State, Nov. 10, in Pullman. The Huskies remain a half a game out of first place in the Pac-10 behind Stanford with five conference matches to go.
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