Allison Lawrence Moves Into OSU's Top-5 For Kills, But Volleyball Is Swept By No. 11 Stanford
Nov. 13, 2004
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Allison Lawrence's 15 kills on Friday night against No. 11 ranked Stanford moved the senior outside hitter into fifth place all-time in Oregon State's record book for kills, but the Cardinal recorded the 30-21, 30-27, 30-20 victory.
Lawrence upped her career kills total to 1,211 - ranking as one of just five players in school history to surpass the 1,200-kill mark.
Oregon State falls to 10-14 on the season and 4-11 in Pacific-10 Conference action, while Stanford improves to 19-6 overall and 11-3 in conference.
'I thought that at times we really played up to or above our potential and put a lot of pressure on Stanford, and at other times Stanford did what they do,' said OSU head coach Nancy Somera. 'At other times it wasn't what Stanford was doing, but it was what we were doing on our side that was hurting us. It's disappointing - the loss pretty much secures that mathematically we don't have a chance at going to postseason.'
'It was nice to have Brittany (Cahoon) get going in game three and I thought defensively we did a good job,' said Somera. 'Nina (Baltimore) came out and made some great digs against their outside hitters.'
Stanford All-American Ogonna Nnamani led all players with 23 kills.
Oregon State took a 5-0 lead to open the match, helped in part by a pair of service aces by Taylor Studzinski, but the Cardinal worked its way back and held the Beavers winless in the series.
OSU hits the road for a pair of matches in Los Angeles. The Beavers will battle UCLA on Friday at 7 p.m., before facing USC on Saturday at 6 p.m.