Volleyball Dominates In 3-0 Win Over Oregon State

Nov. 20, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Middle blocker Katie Olsovsky hit .786 with a match-high 11 kills and nine blocks to lead the No. 5 USC women's volleyball team to a three-game sweep over Oregon State on Tuesday, Nov. 20, in front of 786 at Gill Coliseum. Game scores were 30-21, 30-9 and 30-10.

With the win, USC improves to 21-3 overall and 15-2 in the Pac-10. The Beavers fall to 17-10, 10-8 in conference play.

Olsosvky's attack percentage and total blocks surpassed her career highs, while the .786 effort ranks second among USC program records. She was aided by standout performances by sophomore Kelli Lantz and freshman Emily Adams who filled in for Alicia Robinson and Jennifer Pahl who were sidelined for the match (Robinson did not travel due to a sprained right ankle she sustained last week). Lantz contributed seven kills and eight blocks which doubled her previous personal block record of four. In her first three-game match of the season, Adams hit .667 with eight kills off of 12 attacks and no errors.

The Trojans held five OSU players to negative hitting percentages. The Beavers hit -.063, with 23 kills and 30 errors for the match. USC hit .388 with 42 kills and just nine errors. The Women of Troy were outstanding defensively as well, with 13 blocks and 43 digs. OSU finished the match with three blocks and 29 digs.

Lori Daedelow led OSU with six kills and eight digs on night when the Beavers took advantage of an opportunity to give several players some playing time. Fourteen Beavers saw action in at least one game, and coach Nancy Somera said that will be beneficial in the future.

'USC played extremely well tonight, and they showed why they are the No. 5 team in the nation,' Somera said. 'We needed to rest some players tonight, and that gave some other players some well-deserved playing time. Tonight's result will make us more competitive in the tournament.'

The Women of Troy travel to Oregon tomorrow (Nov. 21) for their regular season finale.

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