DeHoog’s Career Night leads #8 Huskies over #23 Missouri State

  0 Kyp Harasymowycz | September 09th, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News, Pac 12


  • No. 8 Washington def. No. 23 Missouri State, 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-12, 25-23)
  • Washington moves to 6-1; Missouri State drops to 4-3
  • Malibu, California
  • Attendance: 151
  • Box score

MALIBU, Calif. – In a defensive battle in the opening match of the Pepperdine Asics Classic, the third-ranked Huskies won a hard-fought battle against the Bears of Missouri State in four sets.

The Huskies proved their defensive mettle by digging 88 attacks, their most since December of 2013. Washington libero Tia Scambray led five players with double digit digs with 23. Courtney Schwan and Bailey Tanner had 17 digs each, while Destiny Julye added 14. Shayne McPherson rounded out the double digit digs membership club with 10 of her own. Washington also proved too big at the net, posting 15 team blocks (3 BS, 24 BA), limiting Missouri State to a .124 attack percentage for the match. Lauren Sanders had 11 blocks alone (1 BS, 10 BA).

On the attack, Washington was paced by Carly DeHoog with 17 kills and hitting .400 on the match. The Huskies also got 10 kills from Schwan. Tanner ran a .207 offense with 38 assists.

For Missouri State, do-everything Lily Johnson had 15 kills, 18 digs and 4 aces. Reigning Missouri Valley Conference player of the week Lynsey Wright added 11 kills. On defense, libero Emily Butters finished with a career-high 27 digs.

Washington continues the Pepperdine Asics Classic with a match against the hosts, while Missouri State tries to get back on the winning track with a match against Wyoming.


MALIBU, Calif. – Five Huskies had double-figure digs totals and Carly DeHoog had another career-high with 17 kills as UW won a defensive battle against Missouri State to begin the Pepperdine Asics Classic at the Firestone Fieldhouse. The Huskies’ first match away from home ended in success with a 25-20, 21-25, 25-12, 25-23 as UW improved to 6-1. Washington will be back in action tonight to face the host Waves at 7 p.m.

The Dawgs had 88 digs this morning, their most in a match since Dec. 14, 2013. Senior libero Tia Scambrayled the way with a career-high 23 digs, and seniors Courtney Schwan and Bailey Tanner each had 17 digs. Junior Destiny Julye‘s 14 digs were another career-high and sophomore Shayne McPherson added 10 more.

Tanner had 38 assists to complete a double-double, and Schwan had 10 digs for her second double-double of the season. Another big phase of the Husky defense was the block, which had 15 rejections. Freshman Lauren Sanders had a new career-high 11 stuffs, and added eight kills.

DeHoog’s 17 kills came on a career-high 35 swings, 10 more swings than her old single match high. She hit .400 for the match, her fifth match in the past six hitting over .400. Washington hit .207 for the match compared to .124 for Missouri State, the defending Missouri Valley Conference champions which received votes in the latest AVCA poll.

“You certainly want to be able to adapt to what the match asks for,” said Head Coach Keegan Kook. “Today, Missouri State did a really nice job defensively, and kind of dragged us into one of those gritty matches, so it was nice to see us be steady with our passing and our blocking. We walked away from the match last week against Cal Poly saying we needed to be a better defensive team, and the players responded to that and made a lot of digs behind our block today.”

Destiny Julye put down the first kill of the day for the Huskies in set one, off the block and out on UW’s side, and then Scambray hit an ace up the sideline for 2-1. Sanders and DeHoog notched a block in the middle for a 4-1 lead. Two more blocks from Sanders, one with Julye and one with Tanner, made it 7-4 Dawgs. A third consecutive stuff followed from Sanders and Schwan. Tanner dumped one on second contact for a 9-5 lead. Marion Hazelwood had a slide kill and then a solo rejection in the middle for 11-6 to force MSU’s first timeout. Out of the break, Scambray set one to Carly DeHoog for her first kill. Scambray had a pair of digs to let Julye end a long rally for a 14-8 edge. DeHoog hit down a Bears overpass and then an MSU error made it 17-11 as MSU took its final timeout. Tanner and Sanders got the block together again on the next point to extend the lead. Schwan got her first kill off a bump set from Julye for 21-13. The Bears got it down to five at 23-18 and the Huskies called their first timeout. Missouri State got two more points before hitting wide to get UW to set point at 24-20, then DeHoog tooled the block on the next point to end it, 25-20. The Huskies hit just .161 in the set but held the Bears to .000 partly due to UW’s six blocks, five assisted by Sanders.

Tanner found DeHoog had a rightside kill on the second point of the second set as the teams traded early sideouts. Avie Niece drilled her first kill off a Bear defender for 4-4. Schwan tossed in an ace to shift the lead to UW at 6-5. Tanner had a twisting back set to DeHoog for a big point after a couple Schwan digs, and then another DeHoog right side finish capped the 4-0 Husky run. The Huskies made a couple errors to fall behind, 10-11, but Kara Bajemachecked in and tipped for a kill on her first play to tie it. But Missouri State took the next three points to make it 11-14 and the Huskies needed a timeout. Schwan snapped the run with a kill inside the left pin, but MSU answered right back for 12-16. DeHoog and Niece stopped a tip attempt for 14-16. Schwan got her third kill in a six point stretch for 15-17, and an MSU double trimmed the deficit to one. The Dawgs tied it back up at 18 after Sanders put one away in transition and the Bears took timeout. Out of the break, Tanner one-handed a set to Bajema who ripped it for a 19-18 lead. The Bears pushed ahead 20-21, but Bajema put one down to tie it again. MSU won a couple long rallies for 21-23 and the Huskies used their last timeout. The Dawgs couldn’t get the ball down on the next two points and Missouri State closed out the set, 21-25, to even up the match. The Bears hit .327 in the set to win despite an impressive 11 digs in that set alone from Schwan.

DeHoog started the third set with a kill and then Sanders had a block for an early 2-0 lead, but MSU took the next three until Julye tied it with a shot straight to the court. Tanner bump set to Schwan who went up the left sideline for a kill for 6-4. Julye followed with an ace and that prompted an MSU timeout at 7-4. Niece and Tanner posted a block assist to push the lead to 10-5. A DeHoog left-side finish in serve-receive made it 13-8. Sanders and Dehoog sent back three MSU swings, the final one going down for the point, and a 15-9 advantage. Tanner had a setter dump and then on the next point she killed an overpass to make it 18-11 and force MSU’s last timeout. Shayne McPherson had a couple big digs and Schwan ended the rally with a kill to make it 19-11. A roof from Sanders made it a 10-point lead at 21-11. Julye’s service run kept going with an MSU error and a service ace for 23-11. Tanner killed another overpass to get to set point at 24-11. MSU saved the first to break the seven-point Husky run, but Sanders got a tip to fall on the next point to end it, 25-12. Washington hit .286 in the third set and again held MSU to a .000 mark. Scambray had seven digs and Julye and McPherson both had five.

Sanders rejected another Bear attack and Tanner continued her offensive tricks with a dump kill as UW went up 4-2 in the fourth. Sanders delivered on a slide set from Tanner for 5-4. Niece then nearly had a block on the right pin but then shifted to the middle and stuffed the next swing for 7-4, and an early timeout from the Bears. The Huskies served into the net, then got aced and blocked on the next point to quickly give away the lead, but Julye regained it with a kill from the back row. DeHoog converted twice more but MSU hung with the Dawgs, tying it at 10-10. Missouri State continued to extend rallies and won some long ones to take the lead, 11-13. DeHoog stopped that run and then MSU hit long for 13-all. The Huskies moved back in front, 15-14, on a Sanders kill. Tanner bump set one from near the scorer’s head back to the middle of the net and Schwan put it down for 16-15. Another kill from Schwan and then a marathon rally ended by Julye out of the back made it 18-15 and forced the final MSU timeout. The Bears got a couple back out of the break, but Schwan wiped a tight set off the block for 19-17. MSU tied it up at 19-all, but then missed serve and Schwan drove an ace off the defense for 21-19. After a Bears sideout, DeHoog scored from the right for 22-20. Sanders had a solo block for 23-21, but the Bears earned the next two points to tie it back up and force a Husky timeout. Out of the break, Tanner went to Schwan on a pipe set and she hammered it to the floor to get to match point. Missouri State set to the right pin but Sanders and Schwan went up and rejected it straight back down to punctuate the victory, 25-23. The Dawgs hit .204 to .102 for the Bears and led 16-12 in kills in the set, as DeHoog put away six swings and Sanders was three-for-four without a miss.

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