Gina Schmidt Leads OSU To Win Over Washington

Oct. 14, 2000

SEATTLE - Gina Schmidt had a career-high 32 kills to lead the Oregon State volleyball team to a 3-1 win over Washington on Saturday. Game scores were 15-6, 15-5, 13-15 and 15-3.

OSU improved its record to 13-6 overall and 5-4 in the Pac-10, while Washington dropped to 5-11 and 1-8.

'I'm really proud of the team. We were able to pick up a split for the weekend. They are doing an unbelievable job in coming back,' said coach Nancy Somera, a day after the Beavers lost to Washington State. 'They are pushing through and staying competitive.'

The Beavers opened the night with an impressive .629 hitting percentage in game one and finished the night with a .392 effort.

'We passed unbelievably in games one, two and four. We were able to run our offense very effectively against Washington's block,' said Somera. 'In game three, they started digging some balls and caught us off guard a little, but we got our focus back in game four.'

Schmidt's 32 kills ties the third-best all-time OSU single-match total. She also set an OSU record for kills in a four-game match, breaking Heather Lowe's mark of 30 against Wyoming in 1997. Schmidt's previous career-high was 27, set against UConn earlier this season.

Even more impressive was that Schmidt hit .569 for the night, with just three errors in 51 attempts. She added 12 digs to post her 11th double-double of the season. She's had 20 or more kills in 10 matches this season.

Angie Shirley finished the night with a .652 mark, with 17 kills with two errors in 23 tries to come up with the 11th best single-match hitting percentage in OSU history.

Joining Schmidt and Shirley with double-figure kills were Joscelyn Hannaford (16) and Michele Solomon (13).

Two other Beavers also tallied double-digit digs, led by Lori Daedelow with a match-high 18. Nikki Neuburger added 13 for OSU.

Brandi Bonnarens had 80 assists for the second time in as many night, after dishing out a school record-tying 82 assists the night before. With two 80+ assists efforts this weekend, Bonnarens became the only OSU setter to record 80+ assists more than once.

The Beavers outdug the Huskies, 65-38, and outkilled them, 93-55. Washington did win the blocking battle, 8-7.

Match Results

Oregon State (13-6, 5-4) 15  15  13  15Washington (5-11, 1-8)	  6   5  15   3
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