Beavers Drop Pac-12 Opener to Ducks
EUGENE, Ore. – The Beavers battled back in the third set but ultimately fall to No. 13 Oregon in Eugene to open Pac-12 play on Wednesday night in three sets (10-25, 14-25, 24-26). With the loss, Oregon State falls to 2-9 overall and 0-1 in Pac-12 play, while the Ducks improve to 10-1 overall and 1-0 in the Pac-12.
Freshman Kateryna Tkachenko led the Beavers offensively with 11 kills off 33 attacks. The Lubny, Ukraine native also finished with match with seven digs and one block. Senior Maddie Goings followed with five kills and two assists. Izzi Szulczewski tabbed 20 of OSU's 25 assists to lead the Beaver's in assists for the 10th match this season. Freshman Ryan White finished with 14 digs for a career-high.
Oregon was led offensively by Brooke Nuneviller, who tallied 11 kills and 10 digs. Morgan Lewis followed with nine kills and four blocks, as the Ducks hit .390 overall.
- The Beavers tied the third set seven times.
- Ryan White and Szulczewski were the lone Beavers to record an ace.
- Seven different Beavers recorded at least one kill.
- Oregon committed 11 service errors.
Oregon State is back in action against Arizona on Sunday, Sept. 26 in Tucson, Ariz. The match will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks with Brian Webber on the call beginning at 12 p.m.
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