Third-ranked Washington defeated host UCLA 25-23, 21-25, 25-23, 25-13 Friday night in Pac-12 volleyball action at Pauley Pavilion.
The Huskies (16-1, 8-1) had one of their best road offensive showings in conference play, hitting .309 for the night with 16 kills from junior Krista Vansant. They also had two hot-handed performances from Kaleigh Nelson, who had 13 kills and hit .500, and Lianna Sybeldon, who put away 12 kills on a .400 attack percentage. UCLA (11-8, 2-7) was led by 21 kills from Karsta Lowe.
“We weren’t in a rhythm but we found a way to win,” UW coach Jim McLaughlin said.
“There were some gut-check points along the way that we had to win. A couple plays in game three got us going and then that led to the momentum in game four, where we finally settled down and played UW volleyball.”
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Cristian Roldan and Darwin Jones scored goals as third-ranked Washington beat host San Diego State 2-0. The Huskies (11-0-4, 4-0-2 Pac-12) took the lead just four minutes into the second half when Roldan scored on a Michael Harris flip throw.
The Huskies put the game away in the 73rd minute when Jones blasted a free kick from 30 yards around the wall and into the upper corner for a spectacular goal.
• Seattle University (5-8-3, 4-0-2 Western Athletic) scored first but allowed Air Force (1-9-3, 1-1-3) to equalize in the second half as the match ended 1-1. The game extended the Redhawks’ undefeated streak to five games.
In the 27th minute, the Redhawks took the lead as Brady Ballew struck the ball into the goal on a cross by Chase Hanson.
• Host Northwest University beat Oregon Tech 4-0. Mackenzie Samuelsen, Todd Siedenburg, Ryan Gamache and Taylor Turner scored goals for the Eagles (10-4, 8-2 Cascade Collegiate).
Seattle University extended its winning streak to 10 by defeating host New Mexico State 2-1 in double overtime. The Redhawks (12-2-2, 9-0 WAC) have allowed just three goals during the streak.
The Redhawks struck first in the 12th minute after Stephanie Verdoia was pulled down in the box. Julia Besagno scored on the resulting penalty kick.
In the 106th minute, halfway through the second overtime, Taylor Ritzman scored the game-winner on a cross by Kat Prati.
• Washington State snapped a two-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory at Arizona (7-6-3, 2-5 Pac-12). Nicole Setterlund scored two goals for the Cougars (10-3-3, 3-3-1). Cara Wegner netted the game-winner in the 20th minute, and Mesa Owsley also scored.
• Southern Utah earned a 3-0 victory over host Eastern Washington (3-14-0, 1-7-0 Big Sky).
Host and fourth-ranked USC (18-2, 8-1) beat Washington State (15-7, 2-7) 25-18, 25-13, 25-19.
Seattle University shaved five strokes off its score and moved into a tie for ninth place after 36 holes at the UTEP Invitational in El Paso. David Torres had rounds of 73 and 66 for a 36-hole total of 5-under 139 and a tie for 10th.
Washington (282) was second and Washington State (301) was 14th after the first day of the Stanford Intercollegiate. The UW’s Charlotte Thomas shot a 3-under 68 and was tied for second.
From sports-information reports.