Volleyball Knocks Off Southern Illinois For First Win In 2001

Sept. 1, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Joscelyn Hannaford had a match-high 16 kills to lead the Oregon State volleyball team to its first win of the 2001 season with a 3-1 victory over Southern Illinois in the Volleyball Showcase on Saturday.

Game scores were 24-30, 30-14, 30-12 and 30-14.

Hannaford, who hit .375 on the afternoon, led four Beavers in double-figure kills. K.C. Frederic had a career-high 13 kills and hit .500 while coming off the bench, while Michele Solomon also chipped in 13. Gina Schmidt, who finished the day with 11 kills, became the ninth Beaver to record 1,000 kills when she picked up her second kill of the first game against the Salukis.

Schmidt's milestone capped an impressive match for the senior. She hit .476 and led the team with 16 digs to go along with three assists and two service aces.

Solomon led the way at the net, having a share in seven of OSU's blocks, while setter Laura Collins had five blocks along with a career-high 47 assists and eight digs.

Frederic was just one of three Beavers to shine off the bench. Katrina Nelson played three games and hit .750 with six kills and two blocks, while Amanda Eggert played two games and hit .600 with three kills and two blocks.

The Beavers found themselves down early, trailing 11-4 in game one. OSU slowly rallied back, and Schmidt's 1,000 career kill closed the gap to 15-13 in favor of the Salukis. The Beavers eventually tied things up at 18-18, but never took the lead as Southern Illinois scored five straight points and held onto the lead for the duration of the game.

The tables turned after that first contest, though. SIU hit .333 in game one but finished the match with a .066 mark as its accuracy went down each game. OSU, on the other hand, hit .256 in the first game but ended the contest with a .429 mark, highlighted by an errorless third game when the Beavers hit .571.

The Beavers conclude the tournament with a 7:30 p.m. match against Sacramento State, who lost to San Jose State, 3-2, in the first match on Saturday. San Jose State and Southern Illinois will face off at 5:30 p.m.

OSU Volleyball Showcase

Match OneSacramento State	30  30  24  27   9San Jose State		25  24  30  30  15

Match TwoSouthern Illinois 30 14 12 14Oregon State 24 30 30 30

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