Volleyball Swept by No. 4 Washington in Seattle
Oct. 26, 2007
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The Washington State volleyball team could not contain the many offensive weapons of the No. 4 University of Washington as the Huskies swept the Cougars Friday night with game scores of 30-25, 30-21, and 30-24, in the Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
The Huskies moved to 20-1 overall, 9-1 in Pac-10 and tied with Stanford for the conference lead, as 3,165 fans watched UW achieve its 39th consecutive match win at home. The Cougars, 9-15 overall, 0-10 Pac-10, took on their fifth consecutive top-10 ranked team in the past three weeks.
WSU junior Jackie Albright had a double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs. Tara West had a career-high and match-high 10 blocks. Brittany Johnson added five kills and five blocks as the Cougs out-blocked the Dawgs 11 to 8. Adetokunbo Faleti contributed nine kills while Maureen Perez had 33 assists. Kelly Hyder had 23 digs to move her two-season career total to 960 digs which is eighth-best in WSU history.
Becky Perry had 13 kills, hitting .536, and had four blocks to lead the Huskies. Christal Morrison added 12 kills, three blocks and two aces. Jenna Hagglund had 46 assists, 11 digs and four service aces. Stevie Mussie and Alesha Deesing each added nine kills. Tamari Miyashiro had 17 digs.
WSU took an 18-12 opening game lead but the Huskies out-scored the Cougs 18 to 7, including 10 consecutive points while Hagglund was serving, to come back and win the game 30-25. Hyder had 12 of her 23 match digs in this first game. The Cougars made strong runs in both the second and third games but could not overcome the Huskies' ability to lace together runs of points and capture the sweep.
Washington State plays on the road again next week with matches at Arizona State Thursday, Nov. 1, and at Arizona, Friday, Nov. 2.
No. 4 Washington (20-1, 9-1) def. Washington State (9-15, 0-10) 30-25, 30-21, 30-24KILLS - WSU 37 (Albright 10), UW 50 (Perry 13)HITTING PERCENTAGE - WSU .148, UW .203ASSISTS - WSU 34 (Perez 33), UW 48 (Hagglund 46)DIGS - WSU 47 (Hyder 23), UW 49 (Miyashiro 17)BLOCKS - WSU 11 (West 10), UW 8 (Perry 4)SERVICE ACES - WSU 3 (Small 2), UW 6 (Hagglund 4)Attendance: 3,165.