Volleyball Drops Match With No. 6 USC

Oct. 22, 2004

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CORVALLIS, Ore. - Junior Katelyn Healy led the Beavers with 11 kills and a .450 hitting percentage, but it wasn't enough as Oregon State's volleyball team was swept by No. 6 ranked University of Southern California, 30-17, 30-24, 30-24, on Thursday night in Gill Coliseum.

The Beavers (8-9; 2-6 Pac-10) struggled in game one, but battled back to go point-for-point with the Women of Troy (11-3; 6-2 Pac-10) for most of game two. Senior Allison Lawrence made several diving defensive saves en route to six digs in the game, while Healy and Brittany Cahoon lit things up on the offensive end with five kills apiece.

'We got off obviously to a bad start in game one, but games two and three, I thought were the best competitive effort that we've had from the beginning of the game to the end of the game in a couple of weeks,' said OSU head coach Nancy Somera. 'I hate to have to be finding glory and the fact that we competed well, but that's kind of where we are right now as a team. So if we can kind of keep playing like that, I think things will start coming together.'

Lawrence moved into sole possession of 8th place in the Oregon State record book with 1,106 career kills, after tallying eight on the night to go along with a team-best 13 digs.

Bibiana Candelas, Keao Burdine, and Sarah Florian all had 13 kills for USC.

Oregon State takes the court next against No. 12 UCLA. The Beavers and Bruins will battle on Friday at 7 p.m. in Gill Coliseum.

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