Women's Volleyball Falls to No. 8 USC
October 18, 1998
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The No. 8 USC women's volleyball team defeated Washington, 15-12, 13-15, 15-4, 15-6 in a Pacific-10 Conference match on Sunday (Oct. 18) in front of 527 at the North Gym.
The Women of Troy improved to 12-4 overall, 7-2 in the Pac-10. Washington fell to 7-8, 4-5. The all-time series with the schools is now 19-9 in favor of USC.
USC senior outside hitter Jennifer Kessy posted a match-high 28 kills and 14 digs and senior All-American middle blocker Jasmina Marinkovic added 21 kills and seven blocks. Sophomore outside hitter Antoinette Polk contributed a double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs. Washington was led by junior outside hitter Kristina Laffling, who had 16 kills and 16 digs, and senior middle blocker Leslie Tuiasosopo added 12 kills and 15 digs.
The Women of Troy fought back in Game 1, coming back from a 10-5 deficit and finished off the game by scoring the last six points. The Huskies got off to a strong start in Game 2, taking an advantage of 11-6 before USC battled to tie it up at 11-11. Washington, however, held on for the 15-13 win.
USC dominated Game 3. Leading 6-4, USC put away the next nine points for the 2-1 edge.
Game 4, was a similar affair, as USC was in control the entire game.