Huskies Remain Perfect, Down Boise State in Three Sets

Sept. 5, 2008

SEATTLE - The Husky volleyball team remains perfect on the season after sweeping its fourth straight opponent Friday morning its second match of the Northwest Challenge tournament. Washington downed Boise State in three sets (25-11, 25-15, 25-17) to drive its season record to 4-0.

Sophomore outside hitter Becky Perry led the Huskies' offense, notching a .542 attack percentage with 16 kills on 24 swings. Kindra Carlson added another nine kills on 16 swings with three block assists. Jill Collymore was again on her serve, picking up another six service aces, tying her personal best, set Thursday night against Gonzaga. Collymore recorded the team's first double-double of the season with 11 kills and 11 digs. Jenna Hagglund put up 42 assists for the Dawgs and recorded a service ace of her own.

As a team, Washington hit .455 for the match, holding Boise State to just .203. The Huskies out-dug the Broncos, 33-18 and held the advantage in assists, 44-20. Washington also posted 45 kills to the Broncos' 21. The teams tied in blocks at 5.0 each.

Boise State jumped out to a quick lead in the third set, taking five of the set's first six points. The Broncos held their lead through the first 13 points of the set, but Washington tied the score at seven all on a Boise State attack error off a serve by Perry. Perry came back with an ace to take the advantage, but followed it with a service error, knotting the score at 8-8. Washington racked up three straight points before a service error by senior Jessica Swarbrick gave the ball back to Boise State. But the Huskies picked up four straight points to all but ensure the win.

In the second set, Washington started with a service ace by Collymore and never looked back. The Huskies led the entire set, holding as much as a nine point advantage at times. Collymore picked up two aces in the second set, helping the Huskies to their generous lead.

The match started with Washington taking the first two points before allowing Boise State on the board. Though the Huskies allowed the Broncos within two points four times, Washington controlled the set from start to finish, holding double-figure leads for nearly half the set. Collymore racked up three service aces for the Huskies in the first set, and both she and Perry hit .500 or better for the set.

Washington will be back in action Friday night at 7pm against Portland State to close out the Northwest Challenge in the Bank of America Arena. For the complete schedule and ticket information, log on to GoHuskies.com.

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