Washington volleyball sweeps past Colorado
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Washington rolled past Colorado in Alaska Airlines Arena as the Huskies unfurled the newly retired jersey of former All-American Courtney Thompson. Third-ranked Washington avenged its only loss of the season with a 25-18, 25-15, 25-19 victory Sunday.
The Huskies (19-1, 11-1 Pac-12) were led by Kaleigh Nelson, who followed her career-high 20-kill effort from Friday’s win over Utah with a team-leading 13 kills. Krista Vansant had a double-double with 10 kills and 12 digs.
During intermission, fans paid tribute to Thompson, the Kent native and 2005 Honda Award winner, as she became the first Husky woman to have her jersey hang in Edmundson Pavilion.
Midfielder Matt Temple scored the first two goals of his career in a span of just over five minutes early in the second half, lifting Western Washington (10-4-3, 8-2-3) to a 3-0 victory over Saint Martin’s (5-10-2, 5-6-2) in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference match.
• Seattle University (7-8-4, 6-0-3 WAC) scored early and, despite finding themselves down at halftime, came from behind for a 4-3 win at Kansas City (4-9-4, 3-5-1).
Washington had its chances, but dropped a critical Pac-12 match to California, 1-0. The Huskies (7-8-4, 3-3-3 Pac-12) fell back below .500 as the Golden Bears (10-4-5, 3-4-2) scored on a second-half goal by Celeste Boureille and hung on for the victory.
• Despite Idaho (4-15-0, 4-8-0 WAC) scoring in the first minute, Seattle University (15-2-2, 12-0-0 WAC) defeated the Vandals 3-1 to complete a perfect conference record. Seattle U enters next weekend’s WAC tournament as the No. 1 seed.
• Jocelyn Jeffers scored in the second half and host Washington State (13-3-3, 6-3-1) knocked off No. 6 Stanford 1-0 in Pac-12 match. The Cardinal (13-4-1, 6-4-0) saw its 42-match road unbeaten streak end.
Alex Sanders and Nate Lammons of Southern Methodist earned an 8-5 victory over Washington’s Emmet Egger and Jeff Hawke to win the doubles championship at the Jack Kramer Club Invitational in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
Washington won six events in the final event of the fall season, the Head of the Lake regatta on the Montlake Cut. The Huskies won the men’s collegiate varsity, junior varsity and third eight-plus as well as the champs 4-plus and the women’s Varsity and JV 8-plus
Washington State’s women’s varsity four and women’s third varsity eight earned wins.
From sports-information reports.