Beavers Sweep Ducks In Civil War Volleyball

Oct. 2, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Allison Lawrence had a match-high 21 kills to lead the Oregon State volleyball team to a 3-0 win over Oregon in the Civil War, presented by Northwest Dodge Dealers, on Friday night. Game scores were 30-26, 30-27, 30-28.

The Beavers picked up their first Pacific-10 win, improving to 11-6 overall and 1-4 in conference play. Oregon dropped to 3-11 and 0-5.

'Oregon pushed us to play exceptionally well. As time went on, we really dug down and showed our competitive spirit,' said coach Nancy Somera. 'This game was a great example of our team character. This week we emphasized that winning is an attitude, not necessarily only about wins and losses. If you keep your attitude right, then you will compete well.'

The Beavers showed that spirit particularly well in game three, having to put together their biggest comeback of the season to avoid forcing a fourth game.

The Ducks opened up the third set with a 15-4 lead, but the Beavers slowly got back into the game. OSU put together several 3-0 runs, and kept Oregon from scoring no more than two consecutive points for the remainder of the game. Then, with the Ducks up 26-23, Amanda Eggert got a kill that started OSU's final rally. Two more Beaver kills along with two Oregon errors allowed OSU to complete the comeback and go up, 28-26. UO got back-to-back kills from Lauren Westendorf and Kelly Russell to tie the game, but a kill from Karah Rhoades and another UO error eventually closed out the game.

Lawrence's 21 kills marked her fourth 20-kill effort of the year and her first in a three-game match. She also finished with 11 digs for her second consecutive double-double.

Rhoades hit .300 with 14 kills and 11 digs, while Eggert hit .500 with 11 kills. Russell led the Ducks with 15 kills on .400 hitting.

Laura Collins set up an OSU offense that hit .283 as a team, with Collins dishing out 41 assists and hitting .286 with six kills of her own. Oregon had 43 kills and a .222 attack percentage.

OSU outdug the Ducks, 58-41. The liberos led their respective teams, with K.C. Frederic and Katie O'Neil each finishing with 14 for OSU and UO, respectively.

Match Results

Oregon (3-11, 0-5)	        26  27  28Oregon State (11-6, 1-4)	30  30  30
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