Utah Outlasts Oregon State for 2nd Pac-12 Win

  0 Jil Price Igara | October 11th, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, News, Pac 12

Utah def. Oregon State 3-2 (25-18, 32-30, 22-25, 20-25, 15-12)

  • Utah moves to 10-8 overall, 1-5 Pac-12; Oregon State falls to 10-9 overall, 0-7 Pac-12
  • Box Score
  • Utah Recap / Oregon State Recap
  • Attendance: 2,021

It was a battle from start to finish when Utah and Oregon State faced Thursday night in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Utes outperformed the Beavers in attack percentage (.268 to .203) and on the block (15 to 9) to key the win.

Utah ended a 2-match skid and earned picked up its 2nd conference victory, while the woes continue for Oregon State. The Beavers have yet to win a Pac-12 match and are on a 6-match losing streak.

The opening set was a competitive one until Utah used an 11-6 run to pull ahead 20-13. The Utes held of the Beavers to record a 25-18 win.

The Utes came out on top of a marathon 2nd set, edging Oregon State 32-30. Utah broke a string of 10 ties late when the Beavers committed back-to-back attack errors.

Teams played through 8 ties in the 3rd set before the Beavers created separation with a 9-1 rally. Oregon State led by as much as 8 and held off a late push by the Utes to register a 25-22 win.

The Beavers carried the positive momentum into the 4th set, jumping out to a 10-3 lead. Oregon State collected the win 25-20 and forced a deciding set.

The tight, 5th set contained 10 tie scores before Utah could put the match away. The Utes tallied 5 of the final 8 points to notch the 15-13 result.

Utah’s balanced offensive attack saw 4 players record double figure kill totals. Dani Drews registered 23 kills, followed by Lauga Gauta (13), Megan Yett (12) and Kenzie Koerber (10). Bailey Choy (35 assists, 13 digs) and Yett, who tallied 12 digs, earned double-doubles for the Utes.

Maddie Goings (19 kills, 10 digs), Amy Underdown (13 kills, 10 digs) and Maddie Sheehan (49 assists, 17 digs, 8 kills) all posted double-doubles for the Beavers. Haylie Bennett shared the team lead with a career-high 19 kills and a .412 attack percentage, returning to the lineup after missing time to heel a knee injury sustained in Oregon State’s Pac-12 opener.

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