No. 15 Cal Volleyball Falls to Oregon State, 3-2

Oct. 27, 2005

BERKELEY, CALIF. - The No. 15-ranked California women's volleyball team (13-6, 6-4) could not hold on to its 2-1 advantage, losing the last two games and falling to Oregon State (8-8, 4-6), 3-2 (26-30, 31-29, 15-30, 30-22, 15-10) Thursday night at Haas Pavilion. The Golden Bears seemed to have the upper hand in the match after winning game three, 30-15, but the Beavers battled back to win games four and five, 30-22 and 15-10. It was Cal's fourth five-game loss of the season.

OSU was led by Brittany Cahoon's 17 kills with a .571 hitting percentage (17k, 1e, 28att), and 11 kills from Karah Rhoades. The Bears got double figure in kills from Angie Pressey (19), Jenna Brown (16), Morgan Beck (15) and Ellen Orchard (14, .321 hitting percentage, 14k, 5e, 28att). By recording 16 kills, Brown now moves up to 10th on the Cal all-time list with 994 career kills. Pressey also led the Bears with 18 digs, Jillian Davis added 14 digs and setter Samantha Carter finished with a match-high 65 assists.

It was a tough loss for the Bears as they won big in game three, but struggled in the fourth and fifth games. In game five, Cal trailed the entire deciding game, only getting within 12-8 and 14-10 on kills by Orchard. The Beavers finally finished the match off on a kill by Cahoon. Cahoon also had a kill and combine with Rhoades on a block assist for the final two points in OSU's 30-22 win in game four.

The Bears will try to rebound when they next host Oregon, Friday, Oct. 28, in 7 p.m. at Haas Pavilion.

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