August 25, 2007

No. 8 Washington Defeats Northridge 3-0 in Husky Classic Finale


No. 8 Washington Defeats Northridge 3-0 in Husky Classic Finale

Box Score

SEATTLE, Wash. - After a tough five-set loss to USF earlier in the day, Cal State Northridge was blanked by eighth-ranked Washington 30-20, 30-17, 30-15 Saturday night to close the Husky Classic with a 1-2 record.

With the win, the Huskies improve to 3-0 while the loss drops the Matadors to 1-2. San Francisco took second-place in the tournament by going 2-1, while Northridge was third and Fresno State (0-3) finished fourth.

Against Washington, freshman Alex Johnson led the team with seven kills, while Angela Hupp had a team-high 17 assists and Amy Hultner finished with a match-high 16 digs.

For the Huskies, Becky Perry led the way on Saturday night with 22 kills.

Washington had by far its best match of the two-day tournament, hitting .436 as a team. Kindra Carlson had the best hitting percentage of any Husky against Northridge, as she finished at .615 with nine kills.

In all, four Husky players hit .400 or better. In addition to Carlson, Perry hit .559, junior Jessica Swarbrick hit .500 and senior Alesha Deesing hit .429.

During game one against CSUN, the Huskies had their second best hitting percentage for any game over the weekend, as they amassed 20 kills and hit .390 as a team. Leading the way was Perry with eight kills. Both Swarbrick and Carlson had four kills apiece, as Swarbrick hit a perfect 1.000 and Carlson hit .800.

The second game saw the Huskies hit an astounding .560, by far their best of the season. Carlson, Perry and Christal Morrison each had four kills during the game, while Jenna Hagglund had 13 assists after having 19 in game one.

Washington saved its best for last as the Huskies opened up an 8-0 lead on their way to a 30-15 game three win. Perry had 10 kills in the final game for UW.

Cal State Northridge continues its 14-match road trip to open the season as the Matadors next head to the USC Classic in Los Angeles next weekend (Aug. 30-Sept. 1).

- GO MATADORS -