Beavers Sweep Washington In Pac-10 Volleyball Action
Sept. 27, 2001
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Lori Daedelow turned in her second consecutive double-double to help lead the Oregon State volleyball team to a 3-0 win over Washington on Thursday night. Game scores were 30-22, 30-24 and 30-24 in OSU's first sweep of the Huskies since a 1998 Beaver win in Seattle.
Daedelow led the Beavers with 16 digs and added 10 kills while hitting .261 on the night. Joscelyn Hannaford hit .385 with a team-best 13 kills, while Michele Solomon hit .444 with 10 kills to round out the Beavers with double-figure kills.
'Lori Daedelow had a great performance, but it really was a great team win and an all-around effort,' coach Nancy Somera said. 'A lot of players contributed, and we had a nice offensive punch from all positions, not just one.'
The Beavers (8-3, 2-1) hit .315 on the night and had 52 kills to Washington's 44. OSU also led the defensive battle, outdigging the Huskies, 62-50, and outblocking them, 10-5. Joining Daedelow with double-digit digs was Nikki Neuburger, who had 12. Hannaford led the way at the net with a team-best four blocks, while Solomon, Katrina Nelson and Amanda Eggert had three blocks apiece.
'We knew we could get Washington in trouble with our serving, mostly by serving them short and getting them out of their offensive rhythm, and it worked,' Somera said. 'It worked mostly because our defense did an exceptional job. We dug a lot of balls and were able to run a pretty quick offense.'
The Beavers led nearly the entire match. The Huskies (7-4, 1-2) opened up with a 4-1 lead in game one, but OSU went on a 5-0 run to jump ahead, 6-4. Washington briefly regained the lead and held a 12-10 advantage, but OSU went on another run, this time scoring four straight to go up, 14-12, and kept the lead for the rest of the game.
The Huskies had a 7-6 lead early in game two, but OSU scored three straight points to take the lead, which the Beavers held for the remainder of the game.
There were six ties in game three, but Washington held the lead only once - at the 16-15 mark.
The Huskies were led by Allison Richardson's team-best 13 kills, while Gretchen Maurer had a team-high 14 digs.
Washington (7-4, 1-2) 22 24 24Oregon State (8-3, 2-1) 30 30 30