Cal Volleyball Falls to OSU in Five Games for the second time this season. .
Nov. 16, 2000
BERKELEY, CA - For the second time this season, the University of California women's volleyball team (10-15, 5-12) fell to Oregon State (16-13, 6-11) in five games, losing 15-13, 9-15, 15-12, 11-15, 15-11 Thursday night at Cal's RSF Fieldhouse. Earlier this year, the Bears fell to the Beavers in five games, Sept. 16 in Corvallis. Both Cal and OSU had entered the match with 5-11 Pac-10 records.
Despite losing to the Beavers, the Bears received strong performances from senior outside hitter Alicia Perry, junior Candace McNamee, sophomores Leah Young and Reena Pardiwala and freshman Gabrielle Abernathy. Perry led Cal with a team-high 23 kills and 17 digs and McNamee had her second triple double of the season (fourth of her career) with 11 kills, 41 assists and 14 digs. Young had a career high 15 kills and a .481 hitting percentage, Pardiwala had 10 kills and a .450 hitting percentage and Abernathy had 16 kills and a .333 hitting percentage.
Oregon State was paced by Michele Solomon's 19 kills, Angie Shirley and Gina Schmidt had 17 kills apiece and Joscelyn Hannaford chipped in 16 kills. Senior setter Brandi Bonnarens tallied 55 assists.
The Bears let game one slip away, 15-13, after having a 12-7 lead on a service ace by freshman Ashleigh Turner. Cal was able to put game two away on a kill by Abernathy, a kill by Pardiwala and block by freshman Heather Diers to win 15-9. OSU took game three by breaking a 12-12 tie to win 15-12. Game four was finally controlled by the Bears on a kill by Abernathy to win 15-11.
The Beavers were able to win the rally scoring fifth game by jumping out to a 8-3 lead. Cal was able to get within 12-9 and 14-10 on three kills by Perry. The Bears got their 11th point when OSU hit long, but the Beavers finally won the game and match, 15-11.
The Bears will next host Oregon in the last home match of the 2000 season, Friday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at Cal's RSF Fieldhouse.