Women Of Troy Sweep Beavers To Stay Perfect This Season

Oct. 25, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Emily Adams contributed a team-best 17 kills and 22.5 total points to lead the No. 1-ranked USC women's volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep of Oregon State (30-24, 30-18, 30-15), Saturday night at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis. With the win, the Women of Troy improve to 20-0 overall and 11-0 in conference play, extending their win streak to 32.

Oregon State dropped to 12-11 overall and 2-9 in the Pac-10.

USC made up for a poor blocking performance the previous night by out-blocking the Beavers 13.0 to 2.0. Adams led with a total of eight blocks, while Bibiana Candelas and Staci Venski each added four blocks in the effort.

For the second straight night, the Trojans also utilized their entire bench. Venski enjoyed an error-free performance (6-0-11, .545), while Nicole Davis led with 17 digs and Toni Anderson (26 assists) and Kimi Freeburg (15 assists) split sets.

The Women of Troy hit .356 with 55 kills, compared to the Beavers' 30 kills and .057 hitting percentage.

Oregon State's only lead of the match came early in the first game as the Beavers opened with a 9-8 advantage. After that point, the Women of Troy claimed the lead and never looked back thanks to a series of five-point scoring runs that eventually gave USC the 30-24 win.

Despite trailing the start, the Beavers managed to knot the score at 14-14 in game two. Oregon State tried to keep it close, trailing by one at 17-16, but that's when USC began its sprint to the finish. The Women of Troy outscored OSU 13-to-2 as they rolled to a 30-18 win.

The closest the Beavers would get for the remainder of the match is a one-point deficit, 6-5, at the start of game three. Every player contributed to the Trojan offense as USC hit .500 in the final game and held Oregon State to a -.029 attack percentage. The Women of Troy took the third set, 30-15.

USC returns home to host the Washington schools this week. The Trojans face 10th-ranked Washington on Friday, Oct. 31, and Washington State on Saturday, Nov. 1.

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