The fourth-ranked Huskies drop just their second match of the year and have not won at Stanford since 2007.
No. 4 Washington dropped just its second match of the season, losing 3-2 at No. 6 Stanford in Pac-12 volleyball on Wednesday night. Game scores were 24-26, 25-19, 16-25, 25-20, 15-13.
The Huskies (17-2, 7-2 Pac-12) have not won at Maples Pavilion since 2007. They upset then-No. 1 Stanford at home in their only meeting last season.
Wednesday’s match marked just the second time this season that the Huskies play five games, winning 3-2 over rival Washington State
Stanford improved to 12-5, 6-3.
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The match turned in the fourth set when the Huskies led 19-16 but were outscored 9-1. The Cardinal then won a tight fifth set.
Lianna Sybeldon had 19 kills and nine block assists for the Huskies and a whopping .720 hitting percentage. Tina Scambray had 15 kills. Cassie Strickland had 21 digs.
• Senior Mitch Pennerand Gilles Dierickx from Seattle Pacific’s defending league tournament champion men’s basketball team were named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Preseason All-Conference team.
Penner is one of eight unanimous selections to the 14-man squad that was voted on by the conference’s coaches.
The other consensus team members included Andy Avgi, the Preseason Player of the Year who was joined by Western Oregon teammate Julian Nichols. Jeffrey Parker (Western Washington), Momir Gataric (Montana State Billings), Ricardo Maxwell (Western Washington), Joseph Stroud (Central Washington) and Brian McGill (Alaska Anchorage) were also unanimous picks.
Dierickx is one of two newcomers to the conference on the preseason All-GNAC squad. The 7-foot center transferred from Washington. He played 14 games for the Huskies in 2015, starting three.
The other newcomer on the GNAC list is Seattle native Sekou Wiggs, a graduate of O’Dea High School who transferred to Alaska Anchorage from Idaho.