No. 3 Washington volleyball improves to 8-0
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The third-ranked Washington volleyball team improved to 8-0 with a 25-13, 21-25, 25-14, 25-21 victory over Cal State Northridge (10-3).
Krista Vansant led UW with 16 kills and a .424 hitting percentage, and Lianna Sybeldon had 13 kills and a .435 hitting percentage.
Undefeated Washington State defeated Seattle University 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-20) Friday in the Cougar Invitational.
Ver’Leea Hardaway and Kyra Holt each had 12 kills for WSU. Alec Goodrie of Seattle U (2-12) celebrated her 21st birthday with five kills on 10 attempts and two block assists.
Later Friday, WSU (13-0) beat Nevada in four games.
Sixth-ranked Washington routed visiting Florida Gulf Coast 5-0.
Washington improved to 5-0-1 after thoroughly dominating an NCAA tournament team from a year ago. Michael Harris led UW with two goals.
“We played selflessly tonight,” said UW coach Jamie Clark. “Even when we were defending, guys were happy to do it and play for each other.”
• In its home opener, Seattle University (0-6-1) fell 2-1 to Georgia State (1-5). Miguel Gonzalez scored for Seattle.
• No. 19 Gonzaga (3-2) lost 1-0 to host Illinois Chicago.
Washington defeated Gonzaga 1-0, improving to 4-4.
Kate Bennett scored her first goal at UW in the 30th minute.
Gonzaga fell to 3-4.
• Seattle University scored three goals in the second half to rally for a 3-1 win over visiting Grand Canyon in its Western Athletic Conference opener. Natasha Howe, Jacqui Wallis and J ulia Moravec scored for Seattle U (3-2-2, 1-0).
• Micaela Castain’s first-half goal lifted visiting Washington State (6-0-2) to a 1-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton (3-3-2).
From sports information reports