Huskies Fall To Buffs
SEATTLE – Colorado Volleyball was able to get its first ever win in Seattle over the 21st-ranked Husky volleyball team tonight as the Buffs pressured the Huskies from the service line and were more efficient on the attack. Colorado took the win, 25-21, 26-24, 25-20, in front of 2,565 fans at Alaska Airlines Arena.
It's the first time the Huskies have lost in straight sets at home since the first match of the 2020-21 spring season. Washington dropped to 18-9 and 10-7 with the loss.
Senior Claire Hoffman was UW's bright spot offensively, as she had 16 kills and hit .378 and surpassed the 1,500 career kills mark during the match, becoming just the sixth Husky hitter to reach that plateau. Hoffman also had a team-high 14 digs.
But Colorado hurt the Dawgs with eight aces and kept UW out of system on many more points. The Buffs hit .347 as a team while the Huskies finished with a .231 mark.
Another injury this week hit the Huskies, who have seen far more than their fair share, as Audra Wilmes was unavailable tonight due to an ankle sprain.
"Nothing's easy right now," said Head Coach Keegan Cook. "I think Colorado served and passed extremely well. We did not serve very well and obviously did not pass very well. There were some uncharacteristic performances which were hard to overcome. We had our chances in the second set, but it's difficult. There were some moments where I thought our defensive intensity was better, especially behind the block, and we created in some really difficult situations, but that's obviously lost in the result."
UP NEXT: The Huskies have just three matches left in the regular season and want some wins to assure an NCAA tournament bid, and to carry some momentum into that bid. Their next chance will be at home on Sunday, Nov. 20, against Utah at 12 noon.