Oregon Volleyball Shut Out By Washington State

Oct. 26, 2001

PULLMAN, Wash. - The University of Oregon volleyball team returned to Pac-10 action Friday, falling 30-18, 30-23, 30-21 to Washington State in front of 1,379 fans at Bohler Gym. The Ducks are 8-13 overall, 0-10 Pac-10 and the Cougars improve to 12-8, 7-6.

Senior Monique Tobbagi led Oregon with nine kills and 13 digs to bring her career kill total to 1,042. Tobbagi now has 258 kills this season.

Juniors Stephanie Martin and Lindsay Closs added eight kills apiece and Martin added a match-high seven blocks. The Mesa, Ariz., native committed just two errors in 19 attempts to finish with a .316 hitting percentage. Martin was sixth in the Pac-10, averagin 1.20 blocks per game heading into the match and now has 92 blocks this season. Closs, who ranks seventh in the Pac-10, averaging 1.17 blocks per game, had one block and nine digs.

Oregon sophomore Lindsay Murphy and freshman Lauren Westendorf had four digs each.

The Cougars controlled the service line, tallying nine service aces while Oregon had just one. Both teams committed five service errors, but Washington State had the advantage in kills (52-38) and digs (48-38).

The Ducks finish their week long trip against Washington tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Seattle.

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