No. 11 Washington Volleyball Downs Oregon State, 3-0

Nov. 7, 2003

SEATTLE- The 11th-ranked Washington volleyball team (16-7, 7-7 Pac-10) defeated Oregon State (14-12, 4-10 Pac-10) in straight games tonight, 30-21, 30-23, 30-22. Senior Kara Bjorklund put on a spectacular hitting performance, logging 13 kills on 17 swings for a .706 hitting percentage.

Washington had four player tally double figure kills, including Sanja Tomasevic (15), Bjorklund (13), Jessica Veris (12) and Kaitlin Leck (11).

In Game One, the Huskies out hit the Beavers .377 to .216 and more than doubled their kill total, 26 to 12. Bjorklund sparked Washington's offense, hitting .667 with six kills and no errors on nine swings. UW and OSU played even through 6-6 before the Huskies surged ahead to 14-8. Washington continued to hold the six-point lead at 23-17 and never looked back, powering its way to the 30-21 win. Veris had seven kills in the game, while Tomasevic picked up six.

Game Two was neck-in-neck as neither team could build more than a two-point lead through 20-20. Washington then went on a 7-1 run with four different Huskies notching kills to make the score 27-21. A Bjorklund kill and ace, and Beaver error lifted UW to the 30-23 win.

Washington led all of Game Three, building a four-point lead at 8-4. Oregon State pulled to within one point at 15-14 before the Huskies went on a 10-2 run, led by Leck, Bjorklund and Tomasevic who each picked up two points for the Dawgs. OSU fought off three match points before sophomore Darla Myhre picked up one of her nine kills on the night to give Washington the 30-22 victory.

Candace Lee and Tomasevic led the defensive effort with 16 digs each, while Bjorklund collected four blocks. Freshman setter Courtney Thompson dished 51 assists and logged eight digs for the Huskies.

Oregon State was led by Allison Lawrence with 15 kills and Anne Watts-Roberts with 13. K.C. Frederic and Karah Rhodes recorded 12 and 11 digs, respectively.

Washington continues Pac-10 action tomorrow when it hosts Oregon at 7 p.m.

No. 11 Washington def. Oregon State (Seattle, Wash.) Nov. 7, 2003

Washington (16-7, 7-7 Pac-10) def. Oregon St. (14-12, 4-10), (30-21, 30-23, 30-22)Kills: UW 61 (Tomasevic 15), OSU 41 (Lawrence 15); Assists: UW 53 (Thompson 51), OSU 35 (Collins 35); Service Aces: UW 4, OSU 1; Digs: UW 60 (Lee/Tomasevic 16), OSU 50 (Frederick 12); Team Blocks: UW 5.5, OSU 4.

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