Shaw Posts Career Match, but Beavers Fall in Four to No. 5 Cardinal
Nov. 20, 2011
Stanford, Calif. - Senior Dre Shaw (Wailuku, Hawai'i) hit .352 for a career-high 24 kills but the Oregon State volleyball team (15-15, 7-13 Pac-12) fell in four (19-25, 23-25, 26-24, 15-25) to the No. 5 Stanford Cardinal (21-6, 15-6 Pac-12) on Sunday afternoon in Maples Pavilion.
"We really competed hard against [Stanford]," head coach Taras Liskevych said. "But, we kind of let our focus go in the fourth set. We were ahead 7-3, and we really just let them get back into that set. on some untimely errors on our side of the net.
We attacked well throughout the match, other than in that fourth set. And Corinna Mommert had a really good performance off the bench, coming in as an outside hitter and had a really good serving match. Also, Dre Shaw hit really well today. Now we've just got to be ready for the Ducks on Tuesday."
Freshman Arica Nassar (Menifee, Calif.) backed up Shaw with her 11 kills effort, also recording four blocks - two solo.
Defensively, sophomore Becky Defoe (Bend, Ore.) led four players with double-figure digs numbers with a match-high 19, while junior Megan McBride (Auburn, Wash.) posted a double-double effort with 36 assists and 17 digs. Shaw recorded 15 digs, and junior Camille Saxton (Balzac, Alberta) notched 11 digs.
Junior Ashley Eneliko (Seattle, Wash.) earned five blocks, two solo, of the teams 10.0 total with redshirt Allie Rogers (Eugene, Ore.) rounding out the team's top three blockers with four block assists.
The Cardinal was led by Rachel Williams' double-double with 21 kills and 13 digs.
Oregon State returns home next for the first match of the Civil War Series, presented by PacificSource Health Plans and Northwest Ford Dealers, against No. 15 Oregon on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in Gill Coliseum.
Oregon State Notes - Senior Dre Shaw killed a career-high 24 balls on a best 54 swings; Earning a double-double with 24 kills and 15 digs ... Junior Megan McBride earned her 10th double-double of the season, 15th career, with 36 assists and 17 digs ... Oregon State's 58 kills, 52 assists and 71.0 points are the most this season in a four-set match.
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