No. 2 Volleyball Pushes Win Streak To 20 With Sweep Over Arizona State

Oct. 28, 2005

TEMPE, Ariz.-- The second-ranked Washington volleyball team rolled to its 17th sweep of the season Friday night with a 3-0 victory over Arizona State. Washington downed the Sun Devils 30-14, 30-25, 30-7. With the win, the Huskies improve to 20-0 overall and 11-0 in the Pac-10, while Arizona State falls to 7-14 overall and 2-9 in the Pac-10.

Washington's dominating performance included its most lopsided win in program history when it held ASU to seven points in the third game. It marked the least number of points UW has allowed since rally scoring was introduced in 2001 and the fourth game this season that Washington opponents have scored fewer than 10 points in a set.

The Huskies out hit the Sun Devils .370 to .093 and held advantages in kills (53-33) and blocks (14.5-2). ASU held the slight advantage in digs (59-58).

Washington received a balanced attack from its trio of heavy hitters and was led by seniors Sanja Tomasevic and Brie Hagerty with 14 and 13 kills, respectively. Sophomore Christal Morrison tallied 12 kills, while chipping in 11 digs and three aces.

Junior setter Courtney Thompson paced the offense with 41 assists while picking up eight digs. Senior libero Candace Lee led the Huskies' defense with 16 digs.

Washington used an early 8-2 run to take the 13-5 lead in game one. After an ASU timeout, UW went on a 10-1 run, which included three Tomasevic kills and two apiece by Hagerty and Morrison, to go up 23-8 and cruise to the eventual 30-14 win.

Game two opened evenly before ASU took the 11-9 lead after a block and two kills by Nina Reeves. Washington trailed by as many as five at the 18-13 mark before fighting back to tie the score at 24-all. The Huskies took the 27-24 lead with a Hagerty and Alesha Deesing block, Thompson kill and Hagerty kill and closed out the game 30-25.

Washington dominated game three, using a 17-1 run to take the 18-3 lead. The Huskies strung another six points together, including three block assists by Hagerty and Jessica Swarbrick, to go up 24-4. A triple block by Carolyn Farny, Darla Myhre and Jessica Veris gave UW match point and Veris sealed the 30-7 victory with her only kill of the night.

The Huskies return to action next week when they host No. 5 Stanford and No. 15 California, Nov. 3-4.

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