No. 21 Volleyball Drops To No. 17 Washington State

Nov. 8, 2002

PULLMAN, Wash. -- The No. 21 Washington volleyball team got swept in Pullman this evening by No. 17 Washington State in front of 2,239 fans at Bohler Gymnasium. The Cougars held the advantage in kills, hitting percentage and blocks to avenge an earlier loss to the Huskies in Seattle on Oct. 11. Game scores were 30-19, 30-20, 30-28.

Senior Paige Benjamin (Redmond, Wash.) was the only Washington player to score in double-figure as she threw down a match-high 20 kills. Sophomore Sanja Tomasevic (Uzice, Yugoslavia) added nine kills but no other Husky could muster more than three kills in the loss. Washington was out hit by the Cougars, .142-.258 as it committed 22 attack errors in 127 chances with 40 kills.

WSU used a balanced attack with four players tallying eight or more kills. Chelsie Schafer led the way with 11. The Cougars collected 46 kills on the night and committed just 14 errors in 124 attempts.

Washington's defense was anchored by Tomasevic, Gretchen Maurer (San Clemente, Calif.) and Candace Lee (Eugene, Ore.) with 11 digs apiece. Maurer also added 39 assists in the effort.

The loss drops UW to 15-8 overall and 7-7 in the Pac-10 while WSU improves to 17-7 overall and 7-7 in conference play.

The Huskies return to action at home next weekend when they host No. 4 Stanford and California on Nov. 15-16.


No. 17 Washington State def. No. 21 Washington (Pullman, Wash.) Nov. 8, 2002

Washington State (17-7, 7-7) def. Washington (15-8, 7-7); (30-19, 30-20, 30-28)Kills: UW 40 (Benjamin 20), WSU 46 (Schafer 11); Service Aces: UW 1, WSU 8 (Harris 4); Digs: UW 55 (3 with 11), WSU: 53 (Jamtaas 14); Team Blocks: UW 5, WSU 7.

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