Volleyball Ends Postseason Hopes With Loss To Cal Poly
Nov. 25, 2000
LONG BEACH, Calif. -
The Oregon State volleyball team ended its NCAA Tournament hopes after falling to Cal Poly in three games at the Long Beach State Thanksgiving Tournament on Saturday. Game scores were 15-6, 15-11 and 15-5.
The Beavers needed to defeat the Mustangs in order to finish the season with a winning record and be considered for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Instead, OSU finished the season with a 16-16 record, while Cal Poly improved to 16-11.
OSU outdug the Mustangs, 48-43, led by Joscelyn Hannaford with 11 and Gina Schmidt with 10. However, the Beavers struggled offensively and managed just 34 kills and a .142 hitting percentage while Cal Poly came away with 54 kills and a .291 percentage for the match.
'I have no answers for the way we played tonight. We just didn't bring it tonight,' said coach Nancy Somera. 'I hope the way we played tonight motivates the returning players to play better next year. This could have been a tournament bid match for us. It was a disappointing finish for a much-improved team.'
Hannaford was the only Beaver to record double-digit kills, hitting .308 with 10 kills to finish the night with a double-double. Angie Shirley hit .500 with eight kills in her final match as a Beaver, but no other OSU players hit above .200 for the night.
The Mustangs were led by Worthy Lien, who hit .632 with a match-high 13 kills. Setter Carly O'Halloran added 37 assists and hit .538 with seven kills.
Oregon State (16-16) 6 11 5Cal Poly (16-11) 15 15 15