Schmidt Leads Beavers To Four-Game Win Over Cal

Oct. 6, 2001

BERKELEY, Calif. - Gina Schmidt had a match-high 17 kills to leadthe Oregon State volleyball team to a 3-1 win over California on Saturdaynight. Scores were 30-22, 26-30, 30-25, and 30-28.

'We didn't play very well, but we'll take it,' coach Nancy Somerasaid. 'We weren't very sharp, but I told the team that you know you're agood team when you can win even when you're not playing very well.'OSU (10-4, 4-2 Pac-10) hit just .205 on the night but managed to hold Cal(5-6, 1-4) to a .148 mark. The Beavers outdug the Bears, 69-56, and tiedtheir season-high for blocks with 16.Katrina Nelson, who had 11 kills to join Schmidt in double-figures, led theblocking effort with a career-high seven blocks, while Michele Solomonblocked six balls.

Schmidt picked up her 10th double-double of the season as she tied for theteam lead with 13 digs. Laura Collins also had 13 digs, a career-high, to goalong with 44 assists for her fourth double-double of the season, whileNikki Neuburger added 12 digs.'Laura had a great defensive night,' Somera said. 'We needed that right sidedefense.'

As has been the case several times this year, Somera credited the playerswho came in off the bench.

'Good bench play was what won this match for us tonight,' she said.Allison Lawrence had a career-high eight kills, hit .400 and added threeblocks - the first of her college career. K.C. Frederic played in one gameand had three digs, while Amanda Eggert had two blocks in limited action intwo games.

Match ResultsOregon State (10-4, 4-2)	30  26  30  30California (5-6, 1-4)	22  30  25  28

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