Volleyball Comes up Short against No. 13 UCLA
Oct. 24, 2009
Los Angeles, Calif. – Senior Rachel Rourke (Queensland, Australia) and junior Jill Sawatzky (St. Andrews, Manitoba) both tallied double-doubles, but the Oregon State volleyball team came up short against No. 13 UCLA (18-25, 22-25, 17-25) on Saturday evening.
“The bright spot in tonight’s match was seeing Megan come out and do well,” head coach Taras Liskevych said. “We just need a consistent performance night after night. And we need to just keep working hard to get over this hump with the second half of the Pac-10 schedule starting next week at Oregon.”
Rourke terminated 11 balls, adding 13 digs, while Sawatzky had 11 kills and 10 digs. Senior Lexie Rathgeber (White Rock, British Columbia) had a seven kill, three block performance. Freshman Alyssa O’Neil (West Linn, Ore.) had a team-high 15 digs.
UCLA was led by Kaitlin Sather with 11 kills. Libero Lainey Gera posted a match-high 17 digs.
Oregon State is now 11-10, 2-7 Pac-10, while UCLA improves to 16-6, 6-3 Pac-10.
The Beavers stay on the road next Friday, making the short trip south to Eugene for the second Civil War match of the season. The match is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be televised by FSN via tape delay.
Oregon State Notes – Senior Rachel Rourke has 1,737 career kills, 26 away from the school record … Rourke tallied her fourth double-double of the season with 11 kills and 13 digs … Junior Jill Sawatzky recorded her seventh double-double of the season with 11 kills and 10 digs.
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