Oregon State Defeats Sun Devil Volleyball 3-2

Sept. 22, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Led by five players with double-digits in kills and 16.0 total blocks, the Oregon State Beavers defeated Arizona State in a heated 3-2 battle in Pac-10 volleyball action Saturday night in front of 923 fans at Wells Fargo Arena.

The Beavers evened their 2001 Pac-10 record at 1-1 and stand at 7-3 overall with the 23-30, 32-30, 28-30, 30-15, 15-9 defeat of the Sun Devils. ASU had its four match win streak snapped and are now 5-4 overall and 1-1 in Pac-10 play.

The Beavers were led by middle blocker Katrina Nelson who tallied 18 kills and added five total blocks. Senior outside hitter Gina Schmidt had a solid all-around match with 11 kills, 17 digs and five solo blocks. Michele Solomon (12 kills), Lori Daedelow (10 kills) and Megan McMillan (13 kills) rounded out the Beaver players with 10 or more kills.

The Sun Devils were led by sophomore opposite hitter Kim Mehlhorn (Tempe) who tallied career highs in kills (17) and digs (19). Senior co-captain outside hitter Jami Coughlin (Glendale) added her sixth double-double of the year with 19 kills and 16 digs.

The Beavers out-blocked the Sun Devils 16.0 to 11.0, which proved to be a deciding figure as OSU dominated at the net in the last two games. The Beavers also out-hit ASU .257 to .186, including .325 to .000 in the fourth game and .333 to .056 in the deciding fifth game.

Arizona State will return to action next weekend with a pair of matches at the Los Angeles schools. ASU battles nationally ranked USC at Lyon Center on Sept. 28 (7 p.m.) and UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Sept. 29 (7 p.m.)

Oregon State def. Arizona State 23-30,32-30,28-30,30-15,15-9

Oregon State (7-3, 1-1 Pac-10) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Nelson, Katrina 18-0-5, McMillan, Megan 13-0-3, Solomon, Michele 12-0-5, Schmidt, Gina 11-2-5, Daedelow, Lori 10-0-2, Collins, Laura 5-2-3, Lawrence, Allison 3-0-0, Hannaford, Joscelyn 1-0-1, Eggert, Amanda 1-0-0, Totals 74-4-16.0. (Assists) - Collins, Laura 57. (Dig leaders) - Daedelow, Lori 20, Schmidt, Gina 17, Neuburger, Nikki 12, McMillan, Megan 11, Papell, Jessica 9, Collins, Laura 8

Arizona State (5-4, 1-1 Pac-10) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Coughlin, Jami 19-2-2, Mehlhorn, Kim 17-1-1, Leddy, Julia 13-0-3, Smith, Jodi 9-0-4, Stephens, Mandy 5-0-2, Akporiaye, Alicia 4-0-1, Anglin, Cheryl 2-0-2, Ahlstrom, Brittany 0-2-0, Blocher, Courtney 0-1-0, Totals 69-6-11.0. (Assists) - Anglin, Cheryl 53. (Dig leaders) - Mehlhorn, Kim 19, Coughlin, Jami 16, Blocher, Courtney 11, Anglin, Cheryl 8

Site: Tempe, Ariz. (Wells Fargo Arena)Date: Sep 22, 2001 Attend: 923 Time: 2:09

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