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Beavers Fall in Season Opener to Colorado

Jan 22, 2021

Colorado Results (012221) | Boxscore

BOULDER, Colo. – The Oregon State volleyball team fell in three sets to Colorado on Friday night in the CU Events Center.
OSU fell 25-16, 25-23, and 25-17 to the Buffs.
Colorado took the first three points of the opening set before freshman middle blocker Anastasija Svetnik scored the first point of the season for OSU with a kill off an assist from sophomore setter Mary Kate Lopez. The Beavers called a timeout following a 4-0 Colorado run, 7-1.
The Buffs followed with a 14-9 run as they went on to win set one 25-16.
The two teams split the first 22 points of the second set, 11-11, trading points. A Colorado service error sparked a 4-0 Beaver run, leading to a CU timeout with OSU ahead 15-11. Just two points later, the Buffs went on their own 4-0 run to force an Oregon State timeout with the Beavers trailing 17-16.
Both teams traded points down the stretch in a tightly contested second set that featured five lead changes and nine ties, but it was Colorado prevailing 25-23.
Freshman outside hitter Kateryna Tkachenko put the Beavers up 3-1 early in set three. Colorado claimed an 8-7 advantage following a 7-3 run. Svetnik ignited a 3-0 OSU run to bring them back to within one, 12-11, the closest the Beavers came in the final set.
The Buffs went on to get the 25-17 set win and 3-0 match win.
Match Notes:

  • Five freshmen Beavers – Kateryna Tkachenko, Aliyah McDonald, Anastasija Svetnik, Izzi Szulczewski, and Ellie Turner – made their collegiate debuts.
  • Maddie Goings led OSU with 10 kills and finished third on the team with seven digs.
  • Grace Massey finished the game with a team-leading 10 digs.
  • Izzi Szulczewski assisted on a team-high 15 kills.

Next Up: Oregon State will stay in Boulder, Colo. To face the Buffs on Sunday at 10 am (PT) in the CU Events Center.
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