BERKELEY, Calif. –
The Oregon State volleyball team made a couple late rallies in the first and second sets, but couldn't overcome California Thursday night falling in three sets.
With the loss, the Beavers fall to 11-16, 1-14 in the Pac-12, while the Golden Bears improve to 14-12, 6-9. Set scores were 28-26, 25-21 and 25-17.
The first set was full of short bursts by each team. Oregon State trailed 7-6, when OSU used a 4-0 run fueled by a pair of kills by Maddie Goings
to take a 10-7 lead. Cal responded with an 8-3 run to go up 15-13. The Bears pushed the lead out to 21-16 before the Beavers rallied with four in a row behind two kills by Lindsey Schell
and a kill and ace by Goings to make it 21-20. Oregon State tied it at 22-22 and took the lead at 24-23. The Beavers served for the set three times including at 26-25 before allowing the final three points to the Bears, who took the set 28-26.
Oregon State was slow out of the break quickly falling behind 8-1 to open the second set. But again, the Beavers answered with two kills by Amy Underdown
and back-to-back aces by Kayla Ellis
to tie the set at 9-9. OSU continued to pressure Cal and led at 18-17. The Bears used a 4-0 run to open a 21-18 advantage that the Beavers wouldn't be able to overcome. Cal went on to win the set 25-21.
California opened the third set taking a 9-5 lead, from which OSU could not recover. The Beavers closed the gap to two points on three occasions but Cal won the set, 25-17, and the match.
Game Notes: Maddie Goings
led three Beavers in double figures with 14 kills. Amy Underdown
added 12 kills and Maddy Gravley
put away 10 balls … Gravley added a team-best five blocks … Grace Massey
accumulated a team-leading 13 digs.
Oregon State returns to the court tomorrow to face No. 2 Stanford at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif. at 7 p.m.
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