Volleyball Drops First Road Match Of The Year To Oregon State, 3-0

Sept. 27, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State's Joscelyn Hannaford had 13 kills to lead the Beavers past Washington, 30-22, 30-24, 30-24, in Pac-10 volleyball action Thursday night. With the loss, the Huskies fell to 7-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play, while the Beavers improved to 8-3 and 2-1 in the Pac-10.

Washington senior Allison Richardson (Hemet, Calif.) led the team in kills for the eighth time this season, finishing with 13 to go with 12 digs to tally her seventh double-double. Junior Paige Benjamin (Redmond, Wash.) also added nine kills, while junior setter Gretchen Maurer (San Clemente, Calif.) added 38 assists and a season-best 14 digs.

The UW was held out of the double-digit column for blocks for the first time in nine matches, as the Beavers outblocked the Huskies 10-5 and also outhit them .315-.143.

The match started with three early lead changes and four ties, before Oregon State broke away at 15-15 holding slim one and two point leads before scoring four straight points to move the score to 21-17 and force a Washington timeout. Out of the timeout, the Huskies got to within three points three times at 18-21, 19-22 and 20-23. The two sides then traded points before the Beavers went on a 5-0 run to get their first game point at 22-29. An OSU ball handling error staved off one game point, but the UW was unable to get through another as the Beavers won, 22-30.

Game two proved much the same story, as Oregon State broke a 7-7 tie, outscoring the Huskies 9-4 over the next 12 serves to take an 11-16 lead. The UW, however, countered with a run of its own, recording three straight points on a kill by freshman Vanessa Gilliam (Fairfield, Calif.) and a OSU ball handling and hitting error, to get to within two at 14-16. Washington would stay close until a four-point Beaver run gave them a four-point lead, one that they would never relinquish, taking a two-game advantage with a 24-30 win.

In game three, Washington found itself behind twice by five points at the start of the match, as Oregon State took a 5-0 lead off the opening serve and then had another five-point advantage at 7-2. The Huskies proved resilient, battling back to tie the game at 15-15 and then taking a 16-15 lead, their first since 7-6 in game two. The two sides then were tied at 17, 19, 20 and 21, before a six-point Beaver run put the game out of hand, as Oregon State won the game and the match with another 30-24 win.

The Huskies will continue with their Pac-10 road trip, traveling to Eugene Friday evening for a 7 p.m. match with the Oregon Ducks.

Washington at Oregon State (Sept. 27, 2001)
OSU (8-3, 2-1) def. Washington (7-4, 1-2), 30-22, 30-24, 24-30

Kills: UW 44 (Richardson 13), OSU 52 (Hannaford 13), Hitting Pct: UW (.143), OSU (.315), Assists: UW 40 (Maurer 38), OSU 48 (Collins 40), Digs: UW 50 (Maurer 14), OSU 62 (Daeblow 16), Aces: UW 5 (Churnside 2), OSU 3 , Blocks: UW (5), OSU (10)

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