Volleyball Falls 3-0 To Oregon State In Civil War Match

Oct. 3, 2002

EUGENE -- The University of Oregon volleyball team couldn't pick up its first Pac-10 win of the season, dropping a 30-22, 30-25, 30-25 decision to in-state rival Oregon State in front of 1,060 fans at McArthur Court Thursday evening. Oregon State, winless in the conference heading into Thursday's match as well, improves to 6-7 overall, 1-4 Pac-10 and Oregon falls to 10-9, 0-5.

'We didn't allow ourselves to get into the match because of unforced errors,' Oregon head coach Carl Ferreira said. 'With a young team you're always trying to generate consistency by scoring points, allowing your defense to generate points and minimizing unforced errors. We didn't do that tonight.'

Oregon senior Lindsay Closs was the only player with 10 or more kills, finishing the match with a team-high 10 kills and three blocks. Freshmen Kelly Russell and Dariam Acevedo had nine kills each as did sophomore outside hitter Lauren Westendorf. Acevedo also led the way defensively with 11 digs and Westendorf and libero Lindsay Murphy finished with 10 digs each.

'It's frustrating because it's Oregon State at home,' Russell said. 'Our seniors are never going to play the Beavers at home again and we didn't compete well.'

Oregon State controlled the tempo of the match, relying on their defense, which currently leads the Pac-10 with an average of 17.44 digs per game. On Thursday, Oregon State held the advantage in digs (61-52), which led to more scoring opportunities. The Beavers also held the advantage in kills (52-41), led by Allison Lawerence's 14 kills and .314 hitting percentage. The teams were equal in blocks with six each and the Ducks held a slim, 3-2, advantage in service aces.

Oregon travels to UCLA October 11 to face the Bruins at 7 p.m.

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