No. 9 UCLA Sweeps Beavers

Oct. 24, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Heather Cullen hit .320 with a match-high 12 kills to lead the No. 9 UCLA volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep over Oregon State on Friday night. Game scores were 30-13, 30-20 and 30-24.

Amanda Eggert had a team-high nine kills and Anne Watts-Roberts finished with seven for Oregon State (12-10, 2-8 Pac-10), but no other Beaver players had more than four. OSU's offense struggled with 34 kills and 31 errors to finish the match with a .022 hitting percentage. Meanwhile, the Bruins hit .258 with 50 kills.

'We played hard, but we got beat by a better team. UCLA has a very strong net game, and their floor defense was picking up everything,' OSU coach Nancy Somera said. 'Obviously I would like to see a better offensive night, but we just couldn't find any kills. UCLA didn't make it easy for us.'

The Bruins outdug the Beavers, 63-53, with libero Chrissie Zartman posting a match-high 19 digs for UCLA. K.C. Frederic led OSU with 14 digs, nine of which came in game three, and Watts-Roberts tied her season-high with 13.

UCLA (16-4, 8-3) also outblocked the Beavers, 14-6. Brynn Murphy, who hit .323 with 11 kills, also had a strong night at the net with a match-high six blocks for the Bruins. Michelle Franz led the Beavers with four.

Match Results

No. 9 UCLA (16-4, 8-3)	30  30  30Oregon State (12-10, 2-8)	13  20  24
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