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Goings Leads Beavers in Sweep at Cal

Nov 5, 2021

BERKELEY, Calif. – Three different Oregon State volleyball players collected double-digit kills, led by senior Maddie Goings' 18, in the Beavers' sweep (25-20, 25-19, 27-25) at California Friday night. The win is the fourth-straight over the Golden Bears and the second of the 2021 campaign. With the result, OSU improves to 4-19 overall and 2-11 in Pac-12 play.

Goings' led the offense with a game-high 18 kills, one shy of tying a season-high, off 48 attempts (.250) to go along with seven digs and one block. Junior Lindsey Schell followed behind with 11 while freshman Kateryna Tkachenko chipped in 10 while rejecting two.

Freshman Izzi Szulczewski added her ninth double-double of the season with a game-high 36 assists and 13 digs while senior Grace Massey added 11 digs.

As a team, the Beavers attacked at a .170 rate while Cal used a .098 hitting percentage in three sets. The Beavers held the advantage in kills (46-35), aces (6-3), and assists (42-34) while Cal held the slight edge in blocks (12-9) and digs (55-52).  

The Beavers took the opening set hitting .175, holding Cal to a .075 clip. OSU led by as many as six until the Golden Bears rattled off four straight, forcing OSU to call a timeout and pulling within two at 16-14. The Orange & Black responded with an 8-3 surge that helped seal the first frame 25-20. Tkachenko led OSU with six kills off 12 attempts, hitting .333.

With the second frame even at 5-5, both teams traded points back-and-forth until Oregon State produced a 7-4 run to grab the 15-12 advantage. The Bears stopped a 5-0 run late with back-to-back points as match point read 24-19 but another Tkachenko kill sealed the 25-19 frame. In the set the Beavers connected on 18 kills off 45 attempts (.289) to go along with three blocks.

Cal got things started in the third, rattling off the first seven points but the Beavers responded to even the set at 11-11. Goings gave Oregon State its first lead, 12-11, in the frame with her third kill of the set but a 3-0 Bear run evened the score at 15-15 but another 6-2 surge by the Orange & Black sealed the road victory.

The Beavers remain on the road, facing No. 19 Stanford on Sunday, Nov. 7. First serve against the Cardinal is slated for noon and can be watched on Stanford's Live Stream.  
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