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On a night when she needed just 30 assists to hit the 4,000 career assist milestone, transfer graduate Inna Balyko, tied an Oregon State high, delivered the third-most assists in a game of his career and dished out 50 or more assists for the seventh time in his career, finishing the win with 53 assists to guide Oregon State to a league record season with 69 eliminations in the win over Colorado. She also set a season high in digs with 15 to record her fifth double-double of the season and anchor the OSU defense that beat the Buffaloes 57-38 in the game.
Mychael Vernon has finished in double digits in eliminations in 17 of its 20 games played so far this season. She recorded a career-high 22 kills in the win over the Buffs, swinging .333 in the process. Of the 20 games, Vernon was the Beavs’ leading forward in 12, including eight of the Beavs Pac-12 games. She leads the Beavs with 261 kills this 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 only two PAC-12 athletes to have a triple-double this season. She is the only PAC-12 athlete with multiple triple-doubles this season and one of only 13 in the country.
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The Beavers are yet to be beaten this season in 22 games by collecting more service aces than their opponents, compiling a 4-0 record at this point. OSU is averaging 6.25 aces per game in the four wins, compared to just 3.39 aces per game in the other 18 games, where the Beavs hold a 3-15 record.
Freshman Kinley Swan had just 15 errors to go along with 68 kills on 146 attempts in 12 PAC-12 game matches. Swan is sixth in the conference with a .363 hit percentage in the league’s first 12 games.
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