November 1, 1998
SEATTLE - The Washington volleyball team took advantage of a short-handed California team and beat the Golden Bears in three games Sunday. Game scores were 15-3, 15-12 and 15-11.
The Huskies improved to 6-10 overall and 5-7 in the Pac-10. Due to injuries, the Bears had only seven available players. They fell to 6-17 overall and 2-11 in the league.
Freshman Lisa Underhill led the way for the Huskies, notching 13 kills, .444 hitting percentage and five blocks, all match highs. Leslie Tuiasosopo tacked on 11 kills and Kristina Laffling had 10.
For California, Alicia Perry led the way with 10 kills, but she also made 12 errors, resulting in a -.044 hitting mark.
In game one, the Huskies hit .667, recording 10 kills and no errors on 15 swings while California hit -.192 with 10 errors and only five kills. Cal led by as many as five points in game two, but the Huskies tied it at 10-10 and won. In game three, the Dawgs fended off a late Bears rally to win.
Next weekend, the Huskies travel to face Oregon State in Corvallis on Friday and Oregon in Eugene on Sunday.
Pac-10 Volleyball at Hec Edmundson Pavilion Washington def. California, 15-3, 15-12, 15-11 Kills: Cal 41 (Alicia Perry 10), UW 46 (Lisa Underhill 13). Hitting Pct.: Cal .082, UW .254. Assists: Cal 32 (Candace McNamee 28), UW 42 (Angie Short 34). Service Aces: Cal 3, UW 6 (Short 3).Digs: Cal 47 (Linda Johannson 14), UW 58 (Leslie Tuiasosopo 14). Blocks: Cal 7, UW 8 (Underhill 5). Att - 787.