Oregon State Closes Season with Pair of Ranked Opponents
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Beaver volleyball team concludes the 2022 season on the road this week with a pair of challenges at No. 6 Stanford and No. 10 Oregon to wrap up Pac-12 play. First serve on Wednesday against the Cardinal is scheduled for 4 p.m., while the season finale with the Ducks is slated for 6 p.m. on Friday.
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FINAL TWO FOR BARNARD
Head coach Mark Barnard, announced his retirement after 18 years at Oregon State. During his time with the program, the Beavers advanced to the NCAA Tournament two times, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2014. Two players received All-America accolades during his time and Barnard also helped lead 15 players to All-Pac-12 honors and had more than 100 student-athletes received Pac-12 All-Academic recognition.
Freshman Kinley Swan has made just 30 errors to go along with 105 kills on 226 attempts with two matches of PAC-12 play left. Swan is right outside the top 10 in the conference with a .332 hitting percentage in conference play.
Oregon State dropped a marathon third set, 35-33, to UCLA on Sunday afternoon. The Beavs had nine set points against UCLA in a set that the Bruins only held set point at 34-33. It marked the longest set that OSU had played in since losing a 39-37 decision in the opening set at Oregon on Oct. 30, 2010.
Mychael Vernon has finished in double figures for kills in 21 of her 27 matches played this season. She recorded a career-high 22 kills in the win over the Buffs on Oct. 21, swinging .333 in the process. Of the 27 matches, Vernon has been the top attacker for the Beavs in 16, including 12 of the Beavs Pac-12 matches. She leads the Beavs with 332 kills on the season.
IZZI, IZZI, IZZI
A two-year starter at Oregon State, Izzi Szulczewski recorded Oregon State's first triple-double in five years against Portland, and is one of just two PAC-12 athletes with a triple-double this season. She is the only PAC-12 athlete with multiple triple-doubles this season and one of just 16 in the country.
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