- Oregon State def. #13 Washington 3-2 (19-25, 25-21, 15-25, 25-14, 15-13)
- Oregon State improves to 12-7 (2-5, Pac-12); #13 Washington falls to 15-4 (5-3, Pac-12)
- Seattle, Washington (Pac-12 Match)
- Attendance: 2,250
- Box Score
Seattle, Washington – The Oregon State Beavers went on the road and stunned #13 Washington on their home floor in a five-set match last night. Of Washington’s last four matches, three have gone to five-sets. This became their second loss of the pair as they drop to 5-3 in conference play while Oregon State improves to 2-5.
Mary-Kate Marshall dominated the match for the Beavers, logging a team-high 25 kills in her double-double (10 digs). Maddie Goings wasn’t far behind either, with 19 kills and 21 digs as no one else reached double-digit kills with Kylee McLaughlin notching 57 assists and 19 digs.
In the losing effort for Washington, Tia Scambray posted 13 kills and 11 digs in what was a more spread-out effort as six players were between six and 13 kills. Courtney Schwan was one of those, netting eight kills to pair with 21 digs. The Huskies were once again without setter Bailey Tanner, who hasn’t played now in a few weeks.
One early spurt put Oregon State in front 7-6 in the opening set, but from there it was all Washington as they hit .345 to the Beavers’ .105 first-set clip. Things were switched in the second with Oregon State hitting .333 as they finished the set on a 12-4 run to even the match, 1-1.
Set three was mostly about the Washington defense and inability to stay in sync for Oregon State, as they hit just .047 in the game. That pushed the Huskies in front 2-1 after the 25-15 set win, but Oregon State avoided the close-out by turning the tables with a 25-14 set. In that one, they held Washington to a negative hitting percentage in bridging things to the fifth.
Coming at the perfect time, Oregon State had their best set in terms of hitting efficiency (.357). They needed every bit of it as things went back and forth, but a 4-0 run put them in front 9-6. From there, the two exchanged blows to tie at 13 before Marshall knocked down back-to-back kills for the win.
Neither team hit particularly well overall, with Oregon State (.197) a bit more efficient than Washington (.190). Beyond that, Oregon State had more aces (7-4) and digs (88-73) while Washington posted one more block (12-11).
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SEATTLE, Wash. – The Oregon State volleyball team took down No. 14 Washington Friday night in a five-set thriller in Seattle. It marks the first time the Beavers have defeated the Huskies for the first time since 2001.
With the win, the Beavers improve to 12-7 and 2-5 in the Pac-12. Meanwhile, Washington falls to 15-4, 5-3. Set scores were 19-25, 25-21, 15-25, 25-14 and 15-13.
Mary-Kate Marshall recorded eight of her match-high 25 kills in the fifth set as she willed her team to the win. OSU took a quick 3-0 lead in the final set forcing UW into a quick timeout and although the Huskies tied it up at 3-3 and 6-6, the Beavers refused yield. Oregon State carried the lead 12-11 to a critical juncture when Marshall registered yet another kill to give OSU a 13-11 lead. However, a review challenge was issued that could have tied the match. Instead, officials upheld the call keeping the Beavers in the lead. Two UW points later it was tied again at 13-13 forcing Oregon State into a timeout. Coming out of the timeout, OSU went back to the well to find Marshall for back-to-back kills and to OSU’s first win over a ranked team this season.
“This is the best overall team performance we’ve had this year,” head coach Mark Barnard said. “Mary-Kate (Marshall) was great. Kory (Cheshire) and Maddy Gravley were productive in the middle. Haylie (Bennett) was off on offense, but she blocked well and made some critical plays for us down the stretch. And Grace Massey made her first start at libero and was very good, and Kayla (Ellis) came in on defense and played well in that role too.”
Oregon State fell behind early dropping the first set 25-19. However, the Beavers fought back in the second stanza. Maddie Goings got going in the second set to compliment Marshall with six kills apiece and the Beavers were able to hold on at the end, 25-21, to even the match heading into intermission.
Coming out of the intermission, the Huskies were on top of their game giving the Beavers difficulty at the net while registering six blocks in the frame and taking the third set, 25-15.
“This was a great come back effort,” Barnard said. “I’m very pleased to see that we didn’t give in after the first set. The only thing I was disappointed in tonight was that we didn’t come out of the intermission playing at a higher level.”
Just as the Beavers weren’t on all cylinders in the third set, the Huskies’ offense went silent in the fourth. OSU recorded five blocks in the set including three by Maddy Gravley and the defense forced UW into more errors than kills for the set. Meanwhile, Goings’ and Marshall’s offense combined to register nine of the team’s 11 kills in the set.
“We spoke about pride and belief in yourself,” Barnard said. “That you have got to believe you can beat these top teams. Tonight we did that we now have proof we can play with anyone.”
Game Notes: The win is OSU’s first against Washington since Oct. 26, 2001 … Kory Cheshire tallied five aces, the most by an OSU player since Darby Reeder in 2014 … freshman Grace Massey made her first career start at libero and finished with a career-high 21 digs … Maddie Goingsrecorded the third double-double of her career with 19 kills and a career-best 21 digs … Kylee McLaughlin registered her eighth double-double of the season with 57 assists, to tie her career-high, and a personal-best 19 digs … Mary-Kate Marshall led the Beavers with a season-high 25 kills, including eight in the deciding set … it is the 17th time in 19 matches Marshall has led or tied for the team-lead in kills … Maddy Gravley tied her career-high with eight blocks
Next Up: Oregon State travels to Pullman to meet the Washington State Cougars Sunday afternoon in a match slated for a 1 p.m. start. The match will be televised on Pac-12 Oregon and Pac-12 Washington.
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SEATTLE – Two nights removed from a dramatic fifth set win, the Huskies found themselves on the wrong side of another five setter that came down to the final points, getting upset by Oregon State, 25-19, 21-25, 25-15, 14-25, 13-15 in front of 2,250 fans at Alaska Airlines Arena. The loss snapped a 27-match win streak for UW over Oregon State, the last loss coming in 2001.
This was the fourth match in an eight day span and the third five setter in that span for the Huskies (15-4, 5-3 Pac-12) and they ran out of gas after taking a 2-1 set lead. Oregon State (12-7, 2-5 Pac-12) had the edge in overall kills, 64-55, and had a big seven aces compared to just four for the Huskies, and OSU had eight blocks over the final two sets compared to just one for UW, although the Huskies finished with 12.0 total blocks, one more than the Beavers. OSU also had 88 digs to 73 for the Dawgs.
“I’m hoping that the people that we are after a 15-13 win and a 13-15 loss don’t look too different,” said Head Coach Keegan Cook. “The margins are really thin, and so I just talked about how would we behave tomorrow? How hard will we practice when you lose 13-15 versus when you win, 15-13. It’s really all about plays, we need to make more plays and need to have a burning passion to learn how to make one or two more plays. This group has played a lot of volleyball and I hope that they still have a passion to learn and make one or two more plays, because in these close games that’s what it takes.”
Tia Scambray and Carly DeHoog each had 13 kills to lead UW, but hit just .133 and .l32, respectively. Oregon State’s senior Mary-Kate Marshall had 25 kills and Maddie Goings added 19. Courtney Schwan had eight kills and hit .250 and had a career-high 21 digs, and Shayne McPherson also notched a career-best in digs with 25. Freshman Lauren Sanders had eight kills hitting .316 plus seven block assists.
Crissy Jones put away the first rally of the night for a Dawgs point. Robinson handled a tight set and DeHoog tooled the block for a 5-3 edge. The Dawgs gave up a four-point OSU run that included a pair of aces to go down one, but DeHoog tied it at 7-7 with a right side kill. A long rally was ended with a block from Jones and Sanders to make it 10-8 and then Schwan hammered crosscourt in transition and OSU swung long to make it a 4-0 run and the Beavers took time as the Dawgs led 12-8. OSU broke the run but missed its next serve and then Schwan aced the Beavers for 14-9. Hazelwood spun her first kill to the back line, and then a Schwan dig led to a Scambray kill for 17-11 Dawgs. DeHoog polished off a key rally with a slam off the block for 20-15 and OSU used its final timeout. The Beavers came out of the break with a 3-0 run to creep within two, but then hit long and the Huskies added another on a Sanders transition kill for 22-18. Hazelwood and Jones teamed for a roof to get UW to set point, and a miss wide by the Beavers ended it, 25-19. Washington hit a strong .345 in the first while OSU was held to .105 despite serving four aces in the frame. DeHoog led the Dawgs with four kills on six swings.
Kills from DeHoog and Sanders got UW started in the second set, and Sanders tied it up at 4-4 with a block of an OSU pipe attempt. Scambray took two swings and finished the second from Finau for a 7-6 lead. The lead changed hands a couple times, with DeHoog and Schwan putting two kills together and then Schwan won a joust at the net to make it 11-9 Huskies. Hazelwood had a solo block to break an 11-11 tie. Schwan painted the back line off a Finau set for 15-13. A right side finish from Jones pushed it to 16-13 and forced Oregon State into a timeout. Scambray ripped down a high set from Finau out of the break to add one more before OSU ended the run. The Beavers added two more to close within a point, but Jones hit off the block and down on the right for 18-16. Hazelwood hit an overpass despite being well off the net for 19-17, but Oregon State then scored the next three in a row to go on top, 19-20, to force a Husky timeout. DeHoog had a savvy swing from the left on a long set, taking something off and dropping it down for 20-20. The Beavers though had another 3-0 run for 20-23 before missing serve. But the Beavers dropped a tip down and then aced UW on its first set point to end it, 21-25. The Beavers were hot in the second, hitting .333, while UW hit .243.
A kill from Jones and a block from Sanders got the crowd back into it in the third as the Huskies took a 3-2 lead. A perfect running bump set from Robinson was put away by Scambray off the block for a 6-3 advantage. DeHoog and Hazelwood stuffed a Beaver swing straight down for 8-4 Dawgs. Schwan tooled the block in transition for another point to make it 10-5 Huskies and OSU took time. The Beavers got two out of the timeout but Robinson set quick to Sanders who finished for 11-7. The Beavers had a great kick save to extend a rally but Sanders and Jones still ended it for the Dawgs with a stuff for 13-8. A quick strike from Hazelwood kept the lead at five. McPherson got some help from the net for a service ace to make it 18-12 Dawgs, then Sanders and Schwan capped a big rally with a rejection for 19-12 and the Beavers called time. Oregon State got a kill in serve-receive but UW answered with a quick from Sanders for point 20. Sanders served up the first ace of her career to get the Huskies to set point, and then Scambray tipped over and down for a kill to end it, 25-15. The Dawgs hit a solid .282 in the set and held Oregon State down to just .047 and this time it was the Huskies with a couple aces and the Beavers held without.
The fourth set opened at 3-3 through the first six points, but the Huskies made consecutive errors to go down 3-6 and had to take an early timeout. UW gave up two more points before Jones got a kill to end it and make it 4-8. Washington was unable to clean things up much in the middle part of the set and two more errors made it 9-16 Beavers and the Huskies used their final timeout. Washington never made a run to close the gap, and lost the fourth set, 14-25, hitting more errors (11) than kills (9) in the set.
Oregon State carried its momentum over to the first three points of the fifth set and the Huskies took a quick timeout. OSU had another swing out of the break but Scambray had a big solo block to get UW on the board. Jones then had a crosscourt kill from the right and Scambray wiped off the block to get UW even at 3-3. Two straight kills by DeHoog on the right put the Huskies ahead for the first time at 6-5, but OSU responded with three blocks in a row and took a 6-8 lead as the teams switched sides. UW gave up a fourth point before OSU served long for 7-9. Sanders put a quick slam through the block for 9-11. Schwan had a kill and then dropped a serve short for an ace to pull UW within one at 11-12 and the Beavers took time. The Beavers won a wild rally out of the break that UW challenged saying the ball was down but to no avail, but Jones came back with a right side kill and then OSU hit wide and it was tied at 13-13, prompting OSU’s finale timeout. The Beavers got a kill on their first swing from the left pin out of the timeout to set up match point. Jones had a good attempt on UW’s side on the next rally, but it was dug, and eventually put down by Oregon State to finish the set and the upset, 13-15. The Huskies hit just .172 in the fifth set and OSU hit .357 with eight kills from Mary-Kate Marshall in the fifth set alone.
Washington will have no better opportunity to bounce right back than facing No. 2 Stanford in Palo Alto next Thursday in a match shown live on ESPNU.