Beavs Face First PAC-12 Road Tests
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State volleyball hits the road for the first time in conference play traveling to the University of Washington and Washington State University for a pair of contests this weekend. The Beavs and Huskies are set for a late night battle with first serve at 8 p.m. PT on Friday, while Sunday's match in Pullman is set for 12 p.m. PT.
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CLOSING IN ON 4K
Transfer Inna Balkyo is closing in on 4,000 career assists as she currently
sits at 3,871. She's finished with 50 or more assists six different times in
her career, including twice this season with an OSU-high of 53 in the match
against Cal. Balkyo would join just 15 other active D1 athletes with over 4,000
helpers in their careers. The setter has a long resume that includes 3,432
assists (8.84 per set) over three years at Rutgers. Balyko was twice named
the Big Ten Setter of the Week during the 2020-21 spring season and is a
two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2019, 2020).
SERVES YOU RIGHT
The Beavers have yet to be beaten this season through 14 matches when
collecting more service aces than their opponents, compiling a 4-0 record to
this point. OSU is averaging 6.25 aces per match in the four wins, compared
to just 3.4 aces per match in the other 10 matches, where the Beavs hold a
Freshman Kinley Swan has made just one error to go along with 30 kills on 57
attempts to start PAC-12 play. Swan leads the conference with a .509 hitting
percentage through the first four matches of league play.
The Beavers are second in the PAC-12 in team digs with 864 and lead the
league in digs per set at 15.43. In 2021, the Beavers finished fourth in the
Pac-12 with 14.20 digs per set, led by then-senior Grace Massey (4.40 d/set).
OSU has looked towards sophomore Ryan White, who has finished four of
the last five matches with 17 or more digs, including a career-high 22 in the
victory at Tulane. The Richland, Wash. native leads the Beavs with 174 digs for
an average of 3.35 digs per set. She is joined by Izzi Szulczewski (151), Emma
Villaluz (119) and Inna Balkyo (116) as athletes with 100 or more digs on the
season thus far.
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