Volleyball Swept By No. 21 Stanford
Nov. 17, 2000
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford had two players with 17 kills, while Oregon State failed to have a single player reach double-digits as the No. 21 Cardinal volleyball team swept the Beavers (15-5, 15-9, 15-3) in the final Pacific-10 match for both teams on Friday.
'We didn't maintain an effort level that was going to keep us competitive. We had spurts, but our feet were slow on serve-receive and the acceleration on defense was missing tonight,' said coach Nancy Somera.
Stanford improved to 17-11 and 10-8, while the Beavers dropped to 16-14 and 6-12.
'We need a better effort next weekend to try to get that much-needed 17th win to be eligible for postseason play,' Somera said. 'But tonight, we didn't look like a team fighting for a playoff berth, and that's disappointing.'
The Beavers were led by Michele Solomon, who posted a team-high nine kills with a .318 hitting percentage. Laura Collins hit an impressive .545 with seven kills, while Angie Shirley added eight kills.
Stanford had three players with double-digit kills, including 17 apiece from Logan Tom and Tara Conrad.
The Cardinal hit .416 to OSU's .174 mark. Both teams had 17 hitting errors, but Stanford had 64 kills to Oregon State's 36. Stanford also outdug the Beavers, 41-28.
'The fact that Stanford outdug us 41-28 is a statistical indicator of how poor our defense was tonight,' Somera said. 'I know we're a better defensive team than they are, but we didn't prove it tonight.'
No OSU players reached double-digits in the defensive category. K.C. Frederic had a team-high seven digs, while Collins added six. Stanford's Ashley Ivy had a match-high 12.
The Beavers did outblock Stanford, 7-6, led by Shirley with six blocks.
Oregon State (16-14, 6-12) 5 9 3No. 21 Stanford (17-11, 10-8) 15 15 15