Barnett, Oliver Pound Out A Warrior Sweep

Oct. 11, 2002

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DAVIS, Calif. --- Senior middle blocker Amanda Oliver hit .579 while teammate Sarah Barnett posted 11 kills and 16 digs to lead Cal St. Stanislaus to a 30-27, 30-21, 30-22 sweep over UC Davis in California Collegiate Athletic Association women's volleyball action Friday at Hickey Gym.

The Aggies have now dropped four straight, moving to 6-13 overall and 2-8 in conference play. The Warriors improve to 13-7 on the season, and 7-3 in league.

Oliver had 12 kills against one error on 19 attempts to compile her match-high hitting average. Between her and teammate Stacie Reyes, the CSUS starting middles had 21 kills and three errors for a .486 clip. Reyes also had five total blocks, including three solos.

Junior Kelly Gaudino led UC Davis with 11 kills while Jennie Tilles recorded a career-high 15 digs as a back-row specialist. Libero Mary McClelland added 14 digs for the Aggies.

"Stanislaus is on a confidence roll," said UC Davis head coach Stephanie Hawbecker. "They turned a corner with this team in the second half of last season. I believe they feel they can win every match they play.

"We didn't execute our game plan. Stanislaus relies on its back row defense. When we used the block, good things happened for us. When we hit around the block, they made things happen."

Carrying a slim 26-24 lead in Game 1, the Warriors got consecutive kills by Mary Beacham, Reyes and Barnett to set up a 29-24 game point. A Gaudino kill and a service ace by Cassandra Prell helped the Aggies stay alive in that frame, but Reyes finished the job with a game-winning kill to give CSUS a 1-0 lead.



Reyes served up eight straight points down the stretch of Game 2 to give Stanislaus a comfortable 28-18 lead. Oliver and setter Tara Hilles each had a kill and a block during that run, while the Aggies suffered five hitting errors.

In Game 3, Oliver and Beacham were errorless on attack while Barnett posted 11 digs to give the Warriors the win. Stanislaus established a 16-7 lead and rode it out to an eight-point, tallying 25 of its 62 digs in that decisive game.

UC Davis faces Cal St. Bakersfield on Saturday night while Stanislaus continues CCAA action at Chico State.

Cal St. Stanislaus (13-7, 7-3 CCAA)




UC Davis (6-13, 2-8 CCAA)




CSUS (kills-aces-blocks) - Amanda Oliver 12-0-2, Sarah Barnett 11-3-0, Stacie Reyes 9-1-5, Jackie Coudert 8-2-0, Mary Beacham 5-0-2, Tara Hillis 3-1-3, Lori Roos 1-0-0, Eileen Moore 0-0-0, Jacquelyn Manuma 0-0-0, Angie Iwansky 0-0-0, Meghan Lockheed 0-0-0. Totals 49-7-8.0. Assists - Tara Hillis 39. Digs leaders - Sarah Barnett 16, Mary Beacham 16, Tara Hillis 10.

UC DAVIS (kills-aces-blocks) - Kelly Gaudino 11-0-0, Kate Wilton 8-1-0, Cassandra Prell 7-2-0, Ellen Fitzpatrick 5-0-1, Jill McPheeters 3-1-1, Marritt Cafarchia 1-0-0, Jennie Tilles 1-0-0, Kim Vincent 1-0-0. Totals 37-4-1.0. Assists - Marritt Cafarchia 31. Digs leaders - Jennie Tilles 15, Mary McClelland 14, Kelly Gaudino 13.