Washington took care of Alabama State in quick fashion, eliminating the Hornets in three sets on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Washington, the nation’s No. 3 seed, improved to 12-0 in first-round games under coach McLaughlin.
Alabama State was as close as 10-7 in the first set before Washington exploded to win 25-11. The second set was never a contest, with Washington jumping out to an 11-2 lead and cruising to a 25-5 victory. In the third set, ASU jumped out to a 2-0 lead but Washington quickly got back on top. The Lady Hornets closed to within 21-16 before Washington scored the last four points.
Washington will play LSU, which rallied to beat Michigan in five sets, on Saturday at 9 p.m.