Sept. 13, 2002
SAN FRANCISCO - No. 25 Washington State kept its perfect 7-0 record intact, defeating the Butler volleyball team on Friday (Sept. 13) in three games at University of San Francisco's Molten Golden Gate Classic. Butler, which has lost four of its last five matches, fell to 4-7 on the season.
The Cougars hit a blistering .459 on the match as Adrain Hankoff and LaToya Harris combined for 23 kills. WSU held the Bulldogs to a .192 clip, and sophomore Areal Bienemy was the lone Butler player to reach double figures in kills, finishing with 10 on the match.
Hankoff's powerful jump serve propelled the Cougars to a 17-7 game one lead. The Bulldogs were never able to get any closer than eight points throughout the remainder of the game, as WSU pulled out the 30-16 win.
Butler played the Cougars much more closely in game two, as Kamy Peters recorded four of her career-high seven kills on the game. The Bulldogs were down just 22-19 after Bienemy's kill found an opening, but Harris would record back-to-back kills to get her team back on track, as WSU went on to win 30-24.
The Bulldogs led early in game two, as another Bienemy kill gave Butler a 14-11 advantage. Victoria Prince's ace put WSU up 16-15, and the Cougars wouldn't relinquish the lead from there, winning 30-25.
Butler will take on host USF tomorrow at 11 a.m. before taking on IPFW in the nightcap at 5 p.m.