Volleyball is ready for the final road trip to No.12 Washington, No.22 Washington State
CORVALLIS, Oregon – The Oregon State Volleyball team are set for their final weekend road trip of the season to No.12 Washington on Friday, November 19 before facing the No.22. Washington State on Sunday, November 21. Both matches will be available on the Pac-12 Network with the first services scheduled at 7 p.m. and 12 p.m. respectively.
â¢ Oregon State (4-22, 2-14 Pac-12) hits the road one final time this season, visiting nationally ranked Washington schools on Nov. 19-21.
â¢ Seattle’s first serve against No. 12 Washington is scheduled for Friday at 7:00 p.m. before the Beavers’ closing weekend against Washington State No. 22 Sunday at noon. Both matches will be broadcast on the Pac-12 network.
â¢ The Beavers know the road well as OSU have played 18 of their 26 games in uncharted territory this season.
â¢ The Orange & Black hosted the No.12s from UCLA and USC last weekend for Games Seven and Eight inside the Gill Coliseum in the 2021 campaign. Oregon State was the Latest Power Five school to host a home competition after canceling the tournament scheduled for week two of the preseason to force OSU to travel to Penn State.
â¢ Prior to hosting Stanford on October 8, OSU completed a 14-game stretch of road to start the 2021 season which included four tournaments and the first two weeks of the Pac-12 schedule. During this stretch, OSU has traveled over 18,400 miles.
â¢ Injuries and other outside factors have plagued the Beavers again this season, as several key comebacks have missed games at some point this season, including: Nya buckner, Aliyah McDonald, Mychael Vernon, Grace Massey, Marie-Kate Lopez, Ellie Turner, Maddie Goings and Kateryna Tkachenko.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
â¢ Friday’s game will be available to watch on Pac-12 Oregon with AJ Kanell on call. While Sunday’s contest can be watched on Pac-12 with Greg Talbott. Live statistics will also be available.
â¢ To access live stats and the link to watch matches via your computer, smartphone or tablet, visit osubeavers.com.
â¢ Fans are encouraged to follow the Oregon State volleyball program via social media. There are several platforms to follow the team including:
â¢ Twitter: @BeaverVBall
â¢ Instagram: @BeaverVBall
â¢ Facebook: / BeaverVBall
â¢ Season tickets and game tickets are available by visiting BeaverTickets.com/volleyball or by calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS.
AGAINST THE GROUND
â¢ The Beavers, 1-17 in Seattle, are looking to secure their first victory over the Huskies since Nov. 17, 2017 after OSU defeated Washington in five sets at Corvallis. Earlier this season, Oregon State lost a straight-set game to Corvallis against No.10 Washington. Senior Maddie Goings led OSU with 12 kills and finished with five digs. Junior Lindsey Schell was the other double-digit beaver with 10 kills while leading the team with three rejections. First-year student Izzi Szulczewski added four kills, 32 assists and five digs.
â¢ The face-to-face with the Cougars is 18-16, in favor of Washing State. In recent times, WSU has owned the clash by winning the last six, including this year’s previous game inside the Gill Coliseum. Oregon State hung on in every set, but Washington State, ranked 25, won the game 25-21, 25-19, 25-18. The last time the Beavers won at Pullman was on December 15, 2017 by a score of 3-2.
THE MILESTONES OF MASSEY
â¢ Oregon State 2020-21 roster highlighted by return of senior squad Grace Massey for a fifth season.
â¢ Massey became the OSU all-time record holder against Colorado on Friday, October 29, surpassing Becky Defoe’s previous record of 2,029 set in 2013. The Beaverton, Oregon native needed 12 against the Buffs and harvested 16. night ahead of Beaver Nation and now has 2,103 digs and counts.
â¢ So far in 2021, Massey has 325 excavations. In his first three seasons in Orange and Black, Massey finished in the top 10 for each year (Freshman: 2nd with 433; Sophomore: 1st with 560; Junior: 3rd with 524). As a sophomore and junior, Massey’s numbers rank her third and fifth, respectively, on the OSU single-season excavation record list. Massey also holds a place in the top 10 digs by series for each year she has been a beaver.
â¢ Against Southern Illinois Edwardsville, Massey set the three-set record for one-set recoveries at 33 – tying a career high that was previously set against Arizona on November 17, 2019.
â¢ Currently, Massey sits fourth in the Pac-12 in recoveries per set (4.22) and eighth in total recoveries. She is also 26th in the NCAA for career digs among active players.
â¢ In addition to her success on the pitch, Massey was also selected as one of 30 nominees for the prestigious Senior CLASS award.
â¢ Maddie Goings debuted in 2021 against LSU and recorded a record 19 kills. After the Oregon game, she has 1,285 career wins to sit eighth all-time at OSU and 3,933 career kills to sit sixth. Goings also only needs seven digs to pass a thousandth dig in his career. The senior did not take part in any of the games last weekend due to an injury.
â¢ Junior Lindsey Schell returns for another season in Orange and Black. This season, the Temecula, Calif. Native has 231 kills 561 attacks, as well as 80 blocks for an average of 0.91 per set.
â¢ Szulczewski has been a crucial part of the OSU squad with 741 assists this season to lead OSU. She has recorded nine double-doubles this season to sit with 19 on her career. Over the year, she has 65 kills, 17 aces, 50 blocks and 225 digs.
â¢ Tkachenko made his debut against LSU. She has recorded double-digit wins in 12 of 23 games she’s seen this season, including tying a career-high 17 at No.19 at Stanford last time around. Over the year, she has 239 kills, 64 digs, seven aces and 15 blocks.
â¢ Vernon made his 2021 Colorado State Tournament debut against UAB. During her debut, she recorded 14 wins to lead OSU. She had 17 kills at Colorado State to end the weekend with 40 kills, nine digs and five blocks. At the Boise State Classic, she finished with 17 kills and 12 digs. Most recently, she returned to the field at Cal and at No. 19 at Stanford after missing games dating back to September 9 with an injury. Vernon entered the starting lineup against the UCLA No.12 last Friday night and led the Beavers with nine kills.
POWER OF THE NEW COME
â¢ The freshman class has started running since joining the team.
â¢ The seven true freshmen have seen time in at least seven sets this season, and six have made appearances in the starting lineup (Emilie Bourne, Iris CobÃ¡, Madison Kelly, Viviane Lumiere, DiLara Unal and Ryan white).
â¢ Light attacked the opening weekend starting his career with the Orange and Black, leading the Beavers with 16 kills against Oklahoma. She has 112 kills, 24 blocks and 21 digs over the course of the year, but hasn’t played in recent times due to injury.
â¢ Bourne and Kelly have made an impact in their roles this season, including starting in both games of the Oklahoma Classic. Over the year, Kelly has 36 kills, 26 blocks, 15 digs and six aces. Bourne has 36 kills, 12 digs and 20 blocks in 26 games this season.
â¢ Unal made his first appearances in 2021 against Penn State. Unal has started 17 games and has 49 blocks, including a career-high seven in California (11/5). She also has seven aces, eight assists, 19 kills and 19 recoveries during the season.
â¢ Whites have made 26 appearances and every set this season, viewing time as both a defensive specialist and a libero. With 10 starts to her credit, the native of Richland, Wash. has 144 digs and five aces during the season.
â¢ Oregon State lost both of its home games last weekend, falling in straight sets to 12th UCLA on Friday night and USC on Saturday afternoon to Beaver Nation.
â¢ First year outside hitter Mychael Vernon led the offensive against UCLA with nine wins as Grace Massey led all players with 14 digs. Lindsey Schell dominated at net, discarding seven to go along with four kills. Against the Trojans, first year student that of Kateryna Tkachenko nine kills have led the offense as the out hitter has now led OSU nine times this season in kills. Schell added five blocks, a game-high, while Vernone had eight kills.
â¢ After this weekend, Oregon State concludes the 2021 season at home next week around Thanksgiving. The Beavers host Arizona State on Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 12 p.m. before hosting Oregon for Seniors’ Night on Friday, Nov. 26. Ahead of Friday’s first service, the Beavers will honor and recognize their three seniors in Maddie Goings, Grace Massey and Lindsey Schell. Single game tickets are available by visiting BeaverTickets.com/volleyball or by calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS.streamed through originating institutions.