No. 8 UCLA Beats Beavers In Four Games
Sept. 25, 2003
LOS ANGELES - Oregon State's Karah Rhoades led all players with 16 kills, but the Beaver volleyball team lost to No. 8 UCLA in four games at Pauley Pavilion on Thursday night. Game scores were 30-20, 29-31, 30-24 and 30-24.
Despite the loss, the Beavers (9-5, 0-3 Pacific-10) did what only two other teams have been able to do against the Bruins this season - win a game. Prior to Thursday, only No. 1 USC and No. 2 Hawaii had been able to win games over UCLA (9-2, 1-1), as the Bruins had won 3-0 in all eight of their wins prior to the victory over the Beavers.
Rhoades led the Beavers in kills for the second time this year, with her 16 kills just one shy of tying her season-high. She also added 14 digs for her second double-double of the season. Allison Lawrence, who led the Beavers with 18 digs, had 13 kills to join Rhoades with a double-double.
Katelyn Healy, who started as the libero, returned to playing offense in the second game against the Bruins. She hit .333 with 10 kills, good for her second double-figure effort of the season.
K.C. Frederic, playing as a defensive specialist in game one, took over as the libero for the final three games. She finished with a season-best 16 digs for her eighth double-figure performance this season.
Desma Stovall and Laura Collins split the setting duties. Collins started the first two games, with Stovall taking over midway through game two and setting the remainder of the match. Stovall dished out 26 assists to go along with five digs, four kills and a career-high three blocks, while Collins dished out 19 assists with two kills.
UCLA's Heather Cullen led the Bruins with 14 kills, and two others finished with 10 or more kills. Colby Lyman, who hit .379 with 12 kills, had team-highs of 16 kills and three blocks.
The Bruins led the Beavers in all statistical categories, hitting .244 with 66 kills to OSU's .159 with 61 kills. UCLA also finished with more digs (76-69), more blocks (17-10) and more aces (8-3) than OSU.
The Beavers will face defending national champion and current No. 1 USC at 7 p.m., Friday, September 26 to wrap up their trip to Los Angeles.
Oregon State (9-5, 0-3) 20 31 24 24No. 8 UCLA (9-2, 1-1) 30 29 30 30
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