Women's Volleyball Drops Match With WSU

Oct. 13, 2000

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Oregon State University women's volleyball team was unable to knock off Washington State University in Friday night's Pacific-10 battle. The Cougars rallied to cruise past the Beavers, 8-15, 15-6, 15-7, 15-11.

Oregon State falls to 12-6 overall and 4-4 in the Pac-10 while Washington State improves its record to 11-6 overall and 2-6 in Pac-10 action.

OSU started strong, taking the first game from WSU behind solid hitting. Oregon State finished Game-1 with a .318 attack percentage while the Cougars managed to hit only .051.

The Cougs recovered to out-hit the Beavers for the remainder of the match however, and finished the evening with a .311 attack percentage compared to Oregon State's .246 mark.

'It was just one of those nights. Washington State was hot, they played a good match,' commented an obviously disappointed Beaver head coach Nancy Somera.

Five Beavers reached double figures for kills led by Gina Schmidt's 25. Schmidt has now amassed 20+ kills on nine occasions this season. Sophomore Joscelyn Hannaford finished the night with 20 kills and a career-high 23 digs while Lori Daedelow also recorded a double-double with 16 kills and 15 digs. Angie Shirley and Michele Solomon tallied 13 and 11 kills, respectively. Setter Brandi Bonnarens recorded a season-high 82 assists for the Beavers.

Washington State was paced by Chelsie Schafer's match-high 27 kills and .512 attack percentage. LaToya Harris amassed 21 kills while teammate Zanda Bautre finished with 18 kills and 17 digs.

The Beavers return to action on Saturday night when they travel to Seattle to face the University of Washington (5-10, 1-7 Pac-10). First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Match Results
Washington State 8 15 15 15
Oregon State 15 6 7 11

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