No. 15 USC Records 3-0 Sweep At Oregon State
Nov. 21, 2009
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Audrey Eichler and Jessica Gysin had 13 kills each Saturday as the No. 15 USC Women of Troy swept the Oregon State Beavers, 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-17), in a Pac-10 Conference match. USC (19-9, 8-8) hit .324 in the match for its fourth straight victory.
Eichler hit .524 (13-2-21) while fellow middle blocker Lauren Williams posted a .667 evening on nine kills (9-1-12). Sophomore setter Kendall Bateman produced another consistent effort with 40 assists and five digs while outside hitter Alex Jupiter recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs to go with four blocks (three solo).
Jill Sawatzky and Rachel Rourke had 10 kills each for Oregon State (12-16, 3-13).
Eichler's kill snapped a 19-19 tie in the first set, followed by one from Gysin as USC went on for the set win. Geena Urango's service ace gave USC a 5-1 run and the 11-7 lead in the second. Rourke's service error gave a 2-0 lead in the match to the Women of Troy. The Trojans scored four straight at 4-4 in the third to break away and go on for the sweep.
USC concludes the regular season next weekend at the Galen Center. The Women of Troy hosts Arizona on Friday (Nov. 27) at 3 p.m. and Arizona State on Saturday (Nov. 28) at 2 p.m. Both matches will be broadcast through a live video webcast on usctrojans.com.
USC 25-25-25OSU 21-19-17
Records: USC (19-9, 8-8), Oregon State (12-16, 3-13)Kills: Audrey Eichler/Jessica Gysin 13 (USC), Jill Sawatzky/Rachel Rourke 10 (OSU)
Team: USC OSU1 .324 .1432 .359 .3433 .286 .061Match .327 .184
USC head coach Mick Haley post-game quotes
'Everyone did a good job of stepping up tonight. They are getting their confidence going and did a great job at the net. I thought Oregon State played well for awhile, but our blocking is starting to look pretty good. Alex got a couple of solo blocks. I think we played well under pressure. Kendall had another phenomenal match for us.'
'I think we play next week before we think about the postseason. Arizona State is playing well and they haven't stopped playing hard. We would like to win out, but we need to take it one match at a time. I think that we need to see if we can get an Arizona team that is playing well. Both of these matches are extremely important and we want to see how high we can finish in the conference.'