SEATTLE – Husky volleyball dropped a straight set match at home tonight against the 25th-ranked Trojans. Despite getting a couple looks at set point in the third, the Dawgs couldn’t get the one point they needed to potentially turn things around, dropping a 20-25, 14-25, 27-29 decision in front of 2,339 fans at Alaska Airlines Arena.
The Huskies (14-12, 5-10 Pac-12) were led by senior May Pertofsky, who reached the 1,000 career kills plateau tonight. Most of those came in her four years at Michigan, but in her one season as a Husky, Pertofsky has been dynamic, and she played her third-straight strong match since coming back from an injury. Pertofsky shared the team lead with 10 kills tonight on 19 swings, hitting .474 with just one attack error, and adding two blocks.
But Washington as a team could not keep pace with the Trojans (17-8, 11-4 Pac-12) who hit .331 for the match. UW hit well in sets one (.333) and three (.263) but in each frame the Trojans were a bit more efficient (.421 in one and .315 in three). Reigning National Player of the Week Skylar Fields led everyone with 22 kills, hitting .348.
Here’s the 1K Kill for May!
— Washington Volleyball (@UWVolleyball) November 11, 2023
The Huskies led for most of set three, trying to mount a comeback, and after USC made a push to reach match point…