Arizona Sweeps Beavers In Tucson
Oct. 17, 2003
TUCSON, Ariz. - Kim Glass had 30 kills in three games as the Arizona volleyball team swept Oregon State, 30-24, 30-28, and 30-27, Friday night at the McKale Center.
OSU (12-8, 2-6 Pacific-10) hit .311 for its best offensive performance against a Pac-10 team this year, but the Wildcats (9-10, 3-6) hit .347 to defeat the Beavers in Tucson for the 10th year in a row.
Glass hit .415 en route to setting an Arizona record for kills in a three-game match, while Allison Lawrence led the Beavers with 13 kills. Amanda Eggert hit .429 with eight kills, and Anne Watts-Roberts hit .353 with seven kills for OSU.
Glass also led all players defensively, finishing with a match-high 14 digs. K.C. Frederic led the Beavers with 12, but no other OSU players had more than seven.
OSU trailed by as many as five (15-10) in game two, but the Beavers later tied the game at 21-21. From that point, neither team could score more than one point in a row until UA broke away from a 26-26 tie with two Glass kills and an ace to go up 29-26. OSU then got back-to-back kills from Brittany Cahoon and Lawrence to close within a point at 29-28, but a kill from Jennifer Abernathy gave the game to the Wildcats.
Down 13-11 in game three, the Beavers pieced together three straight points off killsfrom Eggert and Abby Windell along with a UA ball-handling error, to find themselves with the lead at 14-13. However, the Wildcats then responded with a 3-0 run of their own to take the lead and stay ahead for the rest of the match.
Although Arizona had more kills (60-43) and digs (43-35) than OSU, the Beavers outblocked the Wildcats (7-2). It was the first time the Beavers had outblocked a Pac-10 opponent this year and just the seventh time overall that OSU finished with more blocks than its opponent. Cahoon led the Beavers with four, while Watts-Roberts had a hand in three blocks.
Oregon State (12-8, 2-6) 24 28 27Arizona (9-10, 3-6) 30 30 30
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