No. 6 UW volleyball wins at No. 14 Illinois
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Sixth-ranked Washington knocked off 14th-ranked Illinois 3-1 in a nonconference volleyball match by scores of 25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 25-13.
The Huskies improved to 5-0, got a road win over a ranked opponent, and spoiled the annual “Stuff Huff” night that attracted 3,538 fans. Illinois (4-3) had been 7-0 in its previous “Stuff Huff” promotions.
“The crowd was unreal,” said Husky coach Jim McLaughlin. “We were in a tough environment. I thought we responded OK in Game 1 and held our composure at the end of the set. We lost our composure a bit in Game 2, but then we stabilized, and started putting ourselves in good spots, and started to just do the things we normally do.”
Krista Vansant had 19 kills and 11 digs.
Ian Lange headed in the game’s lone goal late in the first half to help No. 10 Washington to a 1-0 victory over 25th-ranked Brown (1-1-1) in Providence, R.I.
The Huskies improved to 4-0-1 overall.
• Oregon State’s Brenden Anderson scored in overtime as the Beavers (4-1-0) earned a 2-1 victory over visiting Seattle University (0-4-1).
Isabel Farrell had four assists, and Washington dominated crosstown foe Seattle University 5-0 at Husky Soccer Stadium.
• Senior Micaela Castainscored a pair of goals and Washington State (5-0-1) defeated visiting UNLV 2-0 in a nonconference match.
• Nikki Lowell had a career-high 20 kills and pushed past 1,000 points for her career, and Ellie Britt had 12 kills and 12 digs for her second double-double of the day as Seattle Pacific beat Cal State Los Angeles in the Route 92 Showdown tournament in Belmont, Calif., 25-19, 26-24, 22-25, 22-25, 15-4. On Friday morning, Lowell had 16 kills and Britt contributed 14 kills and 12 digs as Seattle Pacific beat Holy Names, 25-14, 27-25, 20-25, 25-18.
• Seattle University nearly came from behind to force a deciding fifth set, but College of Charleston (8-0) won the important points late in the fourth set to pull out a 3-1 victory (25-14, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22) in a neutral-site match hosted by Long Beach State. Later Friday, the Redhawks lost to Loyola Marymount, 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-17) in Los Angeles.
• Washington State improved to 8-0 after the Cougars defeated Jackson State (1-9) 25-12, 25-19, 25-18 at the Sam Houston Invitational tournament in Huntsville, Texas.
• Eastern Washington (3-6) fell to UC Santa Barbara 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-16) in the USD Tournament in San Diego.
• Western Washington (6-0) remained unbeaten, but suffered its first game loss of the season, as it defeated Chico State, 25-16, 23-25, 25-17, 25-18, following a sweep of Cal State Stanislaus, 25-12, 25-15, 25-17, at the Sonoma State University Seawolf Spike Invitational in Rohnert Park, Calif.
• No. 22 Central Washington overcame a two-set deficit to upset sixth-ranked Washburn 13-25, 18-25, 25-23, 25-16, 25-12 in the Oredigger Volleyball Classic in Golden, Colo. Central (4-2) then completed a first-day sweep at the tournament with a 25-19, 25-21, 25-23 win over Fort Lewis College.
• Tim Marrion, former Washington State men’s basketball coordinator of operations, will return to the program as director of player development.
• Four unanswered goals in the second period helped the Everett Silvertips earn a 5-4 exhibition victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds at Comcast Arena. The teams play again Saturday night in Kent in their final exhibition game.