UCLA Picks Up Easy Win Over Oregon State In Sweep

  0 Carly DeMarque | November 17th, 2016 | College - Women's Indoor, News, Pac 12

Match Stats

UCLA posted a season best nine service aces in the win. Taylor Formico paced the Bruins defensively with 27 digs, while Reily Buechler recorded a double-double with 13 kills and 15 digs. Claire Felix helped defensively as she blocked six balls.

For Oregon State, Maddy Gravley posted a career-best six blocks, while Kory Cheshire put down seven kills.

Press Release

Courtesy of UCLA Athletics

LOS ANGELES – Senior Taylor Formico paced the Bruin defense with 27 digs and junior Reily Buechler posted a double-double with 13 kills and 15 digs, the latter of which tied a career high, as ninth-ranked UCLA swept Oregon State on Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion. Set scores were 25-22, 25-14, 25-16.

UCLA (22-5, 13-4 Pac-12) had a season-best nine service aces, including two by Formico and senior Jordan Anderson, who added nine kills. Junior Ryann Chandler and freshman Kylie Miller each had similar lines of 17 assists, seven digs and one assist, while freshman Torrey Van Winden recorded nine kills and seven digs. Sophomore Kyra Rogers had five kills, senior Claire Felix added four kills and five blocks and senior Jennie Frager tallied four kills. The Bruins hit .177 for the match.

The Bruins trailed just once in the opening set. UCLA jumped out to a 5-1 lead thanks to a Chandler ace, a Van Winden/Frager block, an OSU attack error, an Anderson kill and a Van Winden ace. Oregon State (11-17, 4-13 Pac-12) came back with six of seven to go ahead 7-6, but the lead was short-lived, as kills by Frager and Buechler and a Beaver attack error put the Bruins up for good. Even at 11, the Bruins scored six of eight, with Van Winden providing three kills during the run. UCLA raised its lead to a set-best five at 24-19, and lost its first three set points, but a Van Winden kill closed out the 25-22 victory. Van Winden was error-free with five kills in 10 attempts in the opener, Buechler added three kills and seven digs and Anderson posted three kills. Formico notched 12 of her 27 digs in the opening set. The Bruins were out-hit .167 to .146.

Oregon State scored the first two points of set two, but kills by the law firm of Anderson, Buechler and Frager gave UCLA a lead. The Beavers netted the next two to go ahead again, but an OSU attack error and an Anderson ace put the Bruins on top 5-4. Despite a tie at five, the Bruins rattled off the next five points to begin their runaway victory, as Rogers had two kills, Buechler and Felix teamed up for a block, Miller served an ace and OSU committed an error. At 16-12, the Bruins scored nine of the last 11 of the second to win it 25-14. Five different players had points during the run, including Frager, who had a kill and a solo stuff, and Buechler, who posted two kills, including the set-clincher. Formico added nine more digs in the second, Buechler had four kills and five digs and Felix and Rogers each recorded three kills. The Bruins out-hit the Beavers .262 to .049.

The Beavers led by as many as three in set three before the Bruins again pulled away to finish off the sweep. Trailing 7-5, the Bruins scored five straight on two OSU errors, a Van Winden/Felix block and kills from Van Winden and Buechler. At 15-13, a 9-1 run broke it open. The first four points came on a Felix solo stuff and three OSU errors to extend the advantage to six. After a sideout, a Buechler kill, a Van Winden solo block, a Buechler ace and back-to-back combo roofs from Felix and freshman Madeleine Gates made it 24-14. On their third set point, a Van Winden kill closed out the 25-16 victory. Buechler had six kills in the third, Anderson added five and Formico posted six digs, as the Bruins hit .118 to OSU’s -.108.

The Bruins, who regain first place in the Pac-12, a half game ahead of idle Washington, host #19 Oregon on Friday at the John Wooden Center at 7 p.m. Live audio and video will be available at UCLABruins.com.

Press Release

Courtesy of Oregon State Athletics

LOS ANGELES – Maddy Gravley set a career-best with six blocks and Kory Cheshire led the Oregon State volleyball team with seven kills, adding four blocks of her own, as the Beavers dropped a three-set match to No. 9 UCLA Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion.

Set scores were 22-25, 14-25 and 16-25.

Gravley, making her third start of the season, surpassed her previous best of four blocks, set most recently last week against Utah at Gill Coliseum.

Cheshire hit .333 on the night, recording her seven kills on 15 attempts.

McKenna Hollingsworth and Sam Rouleau each narrowly missed double doubles against the Bruins. Hollingsworth tallied 12 assists and eight digs, while Rouleau finished with seven assists and 10 digs.

Kayla Ellis totaled a team-best 14 digs as Oregon State finished with 49 overall.

The Beavers recorded 10 blocks to the Bruins’ eight, but UCLA held the advantage in digs, recording 72.

The Beavers finish their week in Los Angeles Friday night when visiting USC at the Galen Center. The match, which is slated for a 7 p.m. PT start, can be seen live on Pac-12 Oregon, Pac-12 Los Angeles and Pac-12.com.

For more information on the Oregon State volleyball team, follow the club’s official Twitter account at Twitter.com/BeaverVBall, by Facebook at Facebook.com/OregonStateVolleyball or on Instagram at Instagram.com/BeaverVBall.

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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