Volleyball Comes up Short against No. 3 Washington

Sept. 27, 2009

Box Score

Corvallis, Ore. – Despite challenging throughout the entire match, forcing 12 ties and nine lead changes in just the first set alone, the Oregon State volleyball team came up short in three (25-21, 25-15, 25-21) against No. 3 Washington on Sunday afternoon in legendary Gill Coliseum.


If we came out like that on Friday, we would have had a win, head coach Taras Liskevych said. The way Washington kept the ball alive, the level of aggressiveness and to come at the ball was amazing. Our outside hitters need to score better by finding a way to control the ball. Mental toughness is also something we need to work on. They were a very good team, and you have to be ready to come out and fight for that win.


Freshman Ashley Eneliko (Seattle, Wash.) had a break out performance, hitting. 500, with four kills adding four digs and a near career-tying six blocks. Senior Camilla Ah-Hoy (Laie, Hawai’i) also blocked well with six of her own, adding seven digs.


Seniors Rachel Rourke (Queensland, Australia) and Bree Knitter (Fallbrook, Calif.) both had eight kills each to lead the team with Rourke also digging a team-high 10 balls.


Washington’s Jill Collymore paced all hitters with 15 kills, while Airial Salvo and Tamari Miyashiro both had 15 digs.


Oregon State is now 9-5, 0-2 Pac-10, while Washington improves to 12-0, 2-0 Pac-10.


Oregon State continues its home stand in legendary Gill Coliseum hosting No. 7 Oregon on Friday, Oct. 2, in the first Civil War match of the season.


Oregon State Notes – Freshman Ashley Eneliko set a new career high for kills with four, digs with four and hitting percentage with .500 … Senior Rachel Rourke has 1,597 career kills, 166 from the school record … Senior Camilla Ah-Hoy set a new season-high for blocks with six.


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