Courtney Thompson became the first Washington player to reach 4,000 assists, leading the No. 2 Huskies volleyball team past Oregon 3-0 last...
EUGENE, Ore. — Courtney Thompson became the first Washington player to reach 4,000 assists, leading the No. 2 Huskies volleyball team past Oregon 3-0 last night to improve to 17-0 overall and 8-0 in the Pac-10.
Washington has tallied sweeps in 15 of 17 matches this season and has lost just three games.
Thompson had 43 assists to give her 4,041 for her career.
Washington held advantages in kills (54-28), assists (46-25), aces (5-0), digs (48-30) and blocks (11-3). The Huskies made just eight errors, and Oregon made 23.
Christal Morrison led UW with 13 kills, Alesha Dessing had 12, Sanja Tomasevic 11 and Brie Hagerty chipped in 10.
Candace Lee anchored the defense with 16 digs.
The Ducks fell to 10-9 overall and 0-8 in conference play.
The Huskies round out the first half of the Pac-10 season tonight at Oregon State. Coach Jim McLaughlin will try for his 100th win at UW.
• Northwest beat host Oregon Tech 28-30, 30-21, 30-22, 30-25 in a Cascade Collegiate Conference match. Emily Marquez had 12 kills for Northwest (20-1, 12-1 CCC).
• Lewis & Clark defeated Pacific Lutheran 33-35, 26-30, 30-25, 31-29, 15-9 in a Northwest League match in Portland. The Lutes fell to 11-7 and 8-3 in league.
• A trio of Oregon State players combined for 49 kills to lead a 30-13, 31-33, 30-20, 30-18 win over Washington State in Corvallis, Ore. OSU’s Karah Rhoades had a match-high 17 kills as the Beavers improved to 7-7 and 3-5 in Pac-10 action. WSU fell to 8-13, 1-7.
The Cougars were led by freshman Brittany Johnson’s 15 kills.
• Seattle University used its third six-goal outburst of the season with six different players scoring in a 6-0 win over Western Oregon at Championship Field.
The Redhawks (12-4, 6-2 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) hit the 50-goal mark in a season for the fifth time in the past seven seasons and tied UC San Diego as the highest-scoring team in the Far West Region.
Kahlyn Keilty-Lucas and Megan Fogarty scored their first goals of the year. Fifteen players have scored for Seattle U this season.
• Danesha Adams scored the first goal and assisted on the final tally, leading fourth-ranked UCLA to a 4-0 victory over Washington in a Pac-10 women’s game at Los Angeles. The Huskies have been shut out every game during their five-game losing streak and have a scoreless stretch of 455 minutes. Their record dropped to 0-13-3, and 0-5 in the Pac-10.
The Bruins remained atop the conference standings with a 4-0 record, improving to 14-1 overall.
• USC held visiting Washington State to no shots in a 2-0 Pac-10 victory.
Amy Rodriguez and Leah Gallegos scored goals for the Trojans (8-4-2, 2-1-1 Pac-10). Katie Hultin made three saves for the Cougars (8-7-1, 1-4).
• Angel Quintero and Calen Carr each scored, lifting No. 12 California to a 2-0 win over Washington in a Pac-10 game at Husky Soccer Field. It was the second consecutive meeting between the teams. UW won 1-0 in Berkeley on Sunday.
The Huskies, winless in Pac-10 home matches, had their two-game winning streak snapped. They fell to 8-4-1 overall and 2-3-1 in conference play. Cal improved to 10-3-1, 3-3 in the Pac-10.
• Both Bobby McAlister and Alex Chursky were given a red card without a warning, leading to Seattle U’s 2-1 loss at Grand Canyon in Phoenix.
The Redhawks (12-5) were forced to play a man short and without McAlister, the 2004 NCAA Division II Player of the Year, for the final 50 minutes when he was sent off without a caution in the 40th minute. Chursky was sent off without a warning in the 76th minute.
After Grand Canyon tied the score in the 79th minute, Chursky was sent off less than two minutes later, opening the door for GCU’s final goal in the 85th minute.
• Cal State San Bernardino scored three unanswered goals over a 12-minute stretch as it defeated Western Washington 4-1 in a nonconference game in Phoenix. The Vikings (2-14-1) had tied the game at 1-1 in the 59th minute as Jacob Haddock scored on a free kick.
• The Washington women are tied for seventh after the opening round of the Stanford Intercollegiate at the Stanford (Calif.) Golf Course. The Huskies were led by senior Paige Mackenzie, who opened play with a 1-under 70. Mackenzie was ranked as the No. 1 collegiate player in the nation this week according to Golfweek.
Mackenzie is two shots behind co-leaders Irene Cho of USC and Amie Cochran of UCLA. Duke leads the tournament after shooting 1-under 283. UCLA is six shots back at 289 and UNLV is third at 292. UW posted a 296.
The No. 25 Huskies are in sixth place at the SMU Classic in Dallas. UW has 96 points, and trail top-ranked Florida (157), SMU (156), California (154), Wisconsin (144) and South Carolina (98).
Washington’s Caitlyn Short had a season-best time of 4:28.03 in the 400 individual medley and Kimberly Jasmer swam her fastest time of the season in the 200 freestyle (1:52.39). The meet continues today.
• Washington State coach Sherri Murrell will conduct a coaching clinic at Redmond High School today from noon to 3 p.m. High school, youth, AAU coaches and students are welcome to attend. Cost is $10 per coach, and free for students. Registration is at 11 a.m.