Women Of Troy Extend Win Streak With Sweep At Oregon

Oct. 24, 2003

EUGENE, Ore. - Behind a 17.5-point effort by April Ross, the No. 1-ranked USC women's volleyball team swept Oregon, 30-28, 30-22, 30-16, in front of 916 at McArthur Court in Eugene, Ore., on Friday night. With the victory, the Women of Troy extend their win streak to 31 and improve to 19-0 overall and 10-0 in conference play.

The Ducks dropped to 3-17 overall and 0-11 in the Pac-10.

The entire team had the opportunity to contribute in the three-game match. Ross led the Trojans with 13 kills, hit .321 and added three service aces. Emily Adams recorded a team-best attack percentage, Bibiana Candelas contributed three blocks, Nicole Davis led with nine digs and Toni Anderson posted 28 assists.

The Women of Troy did not have one of their best hitting performances through the first two games of the night. Despite winning both sets to take a 2-0 lead in the match, USC hit .200 in game one and .216 in game two (far below its .381 season average). The Ducks, despite poor hitting of their own (Oregon hit .175 in game one and .088 in game two), collected all 12.5 of their total team blocks in just the first two games.

By the time the two teams returned to the court from the break, USC had sorted out its difficulties. The Women of Troy recorded a .481 attack percentage in game three, made only two attack errors and did not allow another Oregon block for the remainder of the match.

USC continues its swing through the Pacific Northwest on Saturday when it travels to Corvallis, Ore., to face Oregon State at 7 p.m.

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