Washington’s volleyball team won a defensive battle against Missouri State on Friday to begin the Pepperdine Asics Classic in Malibu, Calif.
Eighth-ranked Washington completed a successful day-night doubleheader Friday with a sweep of Pepperdine in its first true road match of the year, winning 25-23, 25-18, 25-20 in Malibu, Calif.
Earlier in the opening match of the Pepperdine Asics Classic, the Huskies (7-1) knocked off Missouri State 25-20, 21-25, 25-12, 25-23.
Marion Hazelwood led the UW in kills for the first time in her Husky career against Pepperdine. She had 11 kills on a .421 attack percentage and she shared the team lead with seven blocks. Carly DeHoog added eight kills and hit an even .400, and had seven blocks of her own.
In the Missouri State match, DeHoog had a career-high 17 kills. The Huskies had 88 digs, their most in a match since 2013. Senior libero Tia Scambray led the way with a career-high 23 digs, and seniors Courtney Schwan and Bailey Tanner each had 17 digs.
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Host Washington State dominated Cal State Northridge 3-0. Morgan Weaver, Makamae Gomera-Stevens and Brianna Alger scored goals for the Cougars (4-1-1).
Seattle Pacific came from 2-1 down to beat Cal State East Bay in five games, then dropped the first two games against Fresno Pacific before coming back to win in five at the D2 West Region Showcase tournament in Monmouth, Ore.
SPU beat East Bay in the morning 25-23, 20-25, 18-25, 25-16, 15-7. Then in the evening, the Falcons (4-3) stormed back against Fresno Pacific 18-25, 21-25, 25-14, 25-14, 15-11.
Freshman outside hitter Olivia Turner had kills on the final three points of the opening match, finishing with 10. She was even better in the evening, slamming a career-high 18 kills against Fresno Pacific.
Sophomore outside hitter Gabby Oddo had a season-high 18 kills against East Bay and 15 against Fresno Pacific.
• McKenna Woodford’s 11 kills led Washington State to a 25-20, 25-20, 25-17 win over host Fairfield (Conn.) University. Casey Schoenlein and Taylor Mims added nine kills each for the Cougars (7-1).
• Katarina Marinkovic had a season-high 22 kills but Seattle University lost 25-15, 22-25, 25-22, 25-21 to host Northern Kentucky. Victoria Demmene had 12 kills for the Redhawks (1-6).
The Western Hockey League champion Seattle Thunderbirds have five players taking part in NHL training camps this year: defenseman Jarret Tyszka (Montreal), defenseman Turner Ottenbreit (Anaheim), left wing Nolan Volcan (Pittsburgh), defenseman Austin Strand (Edmonton) and right wing Sami Moilanen (Colorado).
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Seattle Reign FC co-captain and midfielder Jess Fishlock has been called up for Wales’ World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan on Sept. 17.