TUCSON, Ariz. – Mary-Kate Marshall
tallied nine kills and Kory Cheshire
finished with five in Oregon State volleyball's three-set loss to Arizona Friday night at the McKale Center.
Set scores were 21-25, 14-25 and 18-25.
Marshall continued her strong start to Pac-12 Conference play, recording her nine kills on 42 attacks. She added 11 digs, nearly reaching her fourth double double of the season. The junior has played in all nine Pac-12 sets for the Beavers in 2016, and leads OSU with 42 kills. She's also just two shy of hitting the 200-kill plateau overall.
Marshall, who hails from Coppell, Texas, inched closer to 10th
all-time at Oregon State for kills. She now has 1,145 in two-plus seasons in Corvallis, and needs 17 to reach 10th
Cheshire had not played since the first weekend of the season and the redshirt sophomore returned to action Friday, accumulating 17 attacks. She finished with five kills to place second on the team and added four blocks as Oregon State (7-7 overall, 0-3 Pac-12) tallied 8.5 overall.
Cheshire tied Marshall for the team lead with four.
, meanwhile, was also just shy of a double double, which would have been her fifth of the season. She recorded 19 assists and nine digs.
, in her first season at Oregon State, added a season-best six assists as the Beavers finished with 27 overall.
and Emilie Wilmes
each recorded four kills for the Beavers, who tallied 28 overall.
paced the Beavers with 15 digs as Oregon State tallied 56 on the night, five shy of Arizona's 61. The Wildcats also narrowly out-blocked the Beavers, tallying 11 to Oregon State's 8.5.
Arizona (10-5, 2-1) was led offensively by Tyler Spriggs and Kalei Mau, who each had 12 kills.
Oregon State returns to the court Sunday when visiting Arizona State in Tempe. The match starts at 11 a.m. PT and can be seen live on Pac-12 Oregon and Pac-12 Arizona in addition to Pac-12.com/live.
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