- #9 Washington def. Maryland 3-0, (25-11, 25-19, 25-18)
- College Park, Maryland
- Attendance: 1,137
- Match Stats
The #9 VolleyMob ranked Washington Huskies downed Maryland in straight sets to take away their perfect season start. The Terps began the season on an 11-0 run, which has been their best start in years and is just one win shy of tying their 2016 wins after going 12-20 last season.
The Huskies held the Terps to a low .096 hitting clip while hitting .319 themselves. Washington also used a strong serve to offset the Terps, earning 10 aces in the match.
The match started on a 4-1 run by the Huskies off kills from Courtney Schwan, Bailey Tanner and Marion Hazelwood. The Terps tried to make a run back at the Huskies but the slow start showed in the team throughout the remainder of the set as they went down 10-20 late. Washington scored four straight to end the set with two kills by Carly DeHoog, a service ace and an attack error from Maryland’s Erika Pritchard that left the first set score at 25-11.
The second set started with a 3-3 tie early before an error on Maryland’s side sparked a run for Washington with DeHoog putting down a kill and block to take the 6-3 lead. Late in the set, the Huskies took the 21-15 lead over the Terps, with just four points on each team being scored from there on out. A service ace by Destiny Julye ended the second 25-19.
The final set saw five quick ties before Washington took the helm on a Terp service errors and Dehoog/Lauren Sanders block. The Huskies expanded their lead to 18-11 before the Terps took small runs to bring themselves close. A Maryland attack error ended the match 25-18, bringing the Huskies to a 10-1 season record so far and Maryland to 11-1.
No. 7 Washington closes out non-conference play with a sweep over Maryland on the road.#PointHuskies pic.twitter.com/PcQHGEVORr
— UW Volleyball (@UWVolleyball) September 16, 2017
Schwan led the Huskies with 11 kills, three aces and nine digs while DeHoog added nine kills and five blocks. Tia Scambray picked up 12 digs while Hazelwood stuffed five balls.
Gia Milana ended with eight kills to lead the Terps while Kelsey Wickinski picked up a match-best 15 digs.