No. 13 Cal Volleyball Defeats Oregon State, 3-0

Oct. 16, 2004

BERKELEY, CA - Paced by a season-high .372 team hitting percentage, the No. 13-ranked California volleyball team (10-6, 5-2) defeated Oregon State (8-8, 2-5), 3-0 (30-20, 30-27, 30-24), Saturday night at Haas Pavilion. The Golden Bears showed a balanced offensive attack with freshman Angie Pressey, senior Gabrielle Abernathy and senior Camille Leffall recording 15, 13 and 12 kills, respectively. Cal's three kill leaders also had strong individual hitting percentages (Pressey, .556; Abernathy, .321; Leffall, .409).

Allison Lawrence led Oregon State with 16 kills.

The Bears controlled the match with strong hitting, recording a team hitting percentage of .429 in game one (13k, 1e, 28att), .405 in game two (21k, 4e, 42att) and .302 in game three (20k, 7e, 43att). Cal finished off game one on a kill by Leffall, a hitting error by OSU's Lawrence and a solo block by junior middle hitter Alicia Powers. In game two, the Bears trailed the entire contest until a kill by Cal setter Samantha Carter tied the game, 22-22. From there, the Bears ended up winning 30-27, with the final three points coming on a Pressey kill, a kill by Abernathy and a kill by Leffall. Cal jumped out to a 7-3 lead in game three and the closest OSU could get was 25-22. Finally, the Bears put away the match with a Jenna Brown kill, a service ace by Brown and a kill by Abernathy for the 30-24 margin, and the 3-0 win.

The Bears will next travel to No. 1-ranked Washington, Friday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at Bank of America Arena in Seattle. Cal then travels to Washington State, Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at Bohler Gym in Pullman.

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