Sixth-Ranked Trojans Complete Road Sweep
Oct. 22, 2004
EUGENE, Ore. - Emily Adams and Bibiana Candelas combined for 30 kills, 11 blocks and 36.5 total points to lead the No. 6 USC women's volleyball to a 3-0 (30-19, 30-12, 30-27) victory over Oregon on Friday in Eugene. The win marked the Women of Troy's third consecutive sweep after defeating UCLA last week and Oregon State on Thursday.
With the victory, USC improves to 12-3 overall and 7-2 in the Pac-10. The Ducks fall to 9-10 overall and 1-8 in conference play.
Adams and Candelas' performances were even more impressive considering the pair tallied a .545 and .684 attack percentage, respectively. The pair made only five errors in 41 attempts.
Four USC players got an opportunity to play off the bench, including setter Nena Siljegovic who entered in game two and collected a personal-best 14 assists.
The Women of Troy held Oregon to an opponent season-low .008 hitting percentage in the match. The Ducks collected 28 kills and made 27 errors off of 121 total attempts.
USC led 11-10 in game one before embarking on a 12-4 run that sealed the opening set. The Trojans allowed only five additional points en route to the 30-12 victory. Junior Staci Venski went five-for-five (1.000) in the game, while Adams collected three of her four total blocks.
Adams, Candelas and senior Keao Burdine helped the Women of Troy to their best showing of the night in game two. USC hit .406 in the effort, while holding Oregon's offense to a -.103 attack percentage.
Game three saw the Ducks remain close throughout and even pull within two points at 22-20. However, the Trojans held on for the 30-27 victory.
The Women of Troy return home this week to begin the second half of the conference season. USC hosts Arizona and Arizona State on Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30.
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