Rice Beats Cal State Northridge 3-0 in Volleyball Action

Sept. 5, 2009

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The Rice Owls volleyball took care of business in defeating Cal State Northridge 3-0 at the USF/Asics Challenge on the University of San Francisco campus. Game scores were 25-12, 25-18, and 25-18. Rice moves to 6-1 on the year, while the Matadors drop to 2-3.

"It was a solid performance by the team," said Rice head coach Genny Volpe. "I'm proud of how well they controlled the ball and we transitioned extremely quick. The players were sharp and focused and that is nice to see after winning last night's five-set match.

The Owls hit .500 in set one, .382 in set two, and .194 in set three for a .361 match hitting percentage. CSN, meanwhile, only hit .064 for the match (-.031, .167, and .062).

Rice was led by Natalie Bogan's .609 hitting percentage with a match-high 15 kills (15-1-23). Bogan also had 8 block assists and Rice as a team had 10 team blocks.

"Natalie Bogan was phenomenal today," said Volpe. "I also thought that Meredith Schamun did a great job in distributing the ball."

Also for Rice, outside hitter Ashleigh McCord had 9 kills and Jessie Boulavsky added 8 kills. Tracey Lam had 14 digs to run her consecutive double-digit dig streak to 47 matches.

The Owls now play San Francisco at 9 p.m. (CT) Saturday night.





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