UW volleyball team ranked No. 2 in nation

  • Mon Oct 8th, 2012 9:47pm
  • Sports

Herald staff

Having outlasted the rest of the country as the nation’s last unbeaten team, the University of Washington women’s volleyball team moved up one spot in the rankings to No. 2 Monday.

The Huskies most recent victory came against Colorado in the form of a 3-0 sweep on Sunday. The Huskies jumped out to an early lead in each of the three sets and won by set scores of 25-17, 25-16 and 25-22. Krista Vansant’s 13 kills led the Huskies.

The Huskies (15-0) still trail top-ranked Penn State (16-1) in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll. The Nittany Lions, whose lone loss came at the hands of an Oregon State team that is tied for seventh place in the Pacific-12 Conference, received 47 of a possible 60 first-place votes. UW got 12 first-place votes, while the other vote went to No. 5 Oregon, which suffered its first loss of the season at Stanford on Friday night.

Oregon plays host to Washington on Sunday, two days after the Huskies play Oregon State in Corvallis. A Washington sweep could put the Huskies, ranked No. 14 in the preseason, atop the national poll this time next week.