CORVALLIS, Ore. – As the Oregon State volleyball team concluded their longest homestand of the season of four matches last weekend, they will open the second half of Pac-12 play on the road in Washington.
Oregon State will look to even the season series against the Washington opposition when they match up with the Huskies and the No. 6 Cougars this weekend.
The Beavers fell to then-No. 7 Washington State before coming up short in a four-set affair to Washington earlier this month. A duo of Megan Sheridan and Mychael Vernon each contributed 14 kills and Ava Pitchford assisted 23 times to lead the offense in the effort against the Huskies.
In the third set of the Cal match, Peyton Suess recorded her 1,000th career kill. After amassing 869 at Wake Forest, she’s collected 137 so far in her time in Corvallis.
Vernon is not too far away from the milestone herself. The New Yorker is sitting at 912 kills and eclipsed the 800-kill threshold at the beginning of October. With just those 88 kills, she can be the 17th student-athlete to accomplish the feat at Oregon State.
In the Pac-12, Vernon sits in the top-16 in six statistical categories, including four inside the top-10.
• 275 kills (6th)
• 3.53 k/s (8th)
• 312.0 points (7th)
• 4.0 pts/s (10th)
• 184 digs (15th)
• 2.49 d/s (16th)
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Helping the Beaver offense in big ways recently is newcomer Amanda Burns. The LMU transfer has tallied double-digits in assists in each of the last six matches, including at least 30 – 32 at Colorado and 36 vs. California – twice. She’s had a double-double in two of the last three times out: 36 assists/15 digs vs. California and 23 assists/10 kills vs. Arizona. In three of the last five, she’s put up at 11.0 points twice after a 12.0 point performance.
In just her first season with the Beavs, Rumel has made an instant impact. The Tucson, Arizona, native has registered a near-.300 hitting percentage, which paces the Beavs and sits 21st in the Pac-12. She’s accounted for 116 kills to just 34 errors on 316 total attempts this season.
OH, WE DIG THAT
White’s 278 digs lead the Beavs and is good for fourth in the league. The libero has notched double-digits in six, including a career-best of 24, set in the five-set win over Nevada back on Sept. 8 in Riverside, Calif. Her 3.56 digs/set place her in sixth in the Pac-12. She’s had 13 matches with double-figures in the category. In the two matches against the Arizona opposition, she tallied 20 and 23, respectively.
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