CORVALLIS, Ore. – Opening up a season-high four-match homestand, the Oregon State volleyball team will welcome the Arizona schools this weekend into Gill Coliseum.
Oregon State (5-11, 0-6 Pac-12) returns home to start a four-match homestand over the next two weekends, welcoming the Arizona schools.
Friday’s opponent – No. 19 Arizona State – will be the second ranked team to visit the Beavs this season before OSU faces Arizona on Sunday. The Beavers have one student-athlete from Arizona in Lauren Rumel, who’s a Tucson native and even transferred to Corvallis from Arizona prior to the 2023 season.
In the league, Mychael Vernon sits in the top-20 in six statistical categories, including four inside the top-9.
• 237.5 points (8th)
• 4.0 pts/s (9th)
• 205 kills (8th)
• 3.42 k/s (9th)
• 145 digs (20th)
• 2.42 d/s (20th)
Simply put, Megan Sheridan had a career day against Colorado on Sunday. The graduate student from Zionsville, Ind., put up an .850 clip that featured 18 kills with just one error on 20 attacks and tallied a season-best 19.0 points. She’s tallied double-digit kills in three-straight matches. For the second time this season, she’s had a hitting percentage of .600 or better (on at least 20 attempts) when she hit .650 with 13 kills in a sweep of UC Riverside back in September.
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 18th in the Pac-12. She’s accounted for 103 kills to just 27 errors on 256 total attempts this season.
TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK
Three new Beavs – Amanda Burns, Elizabeth Schuster and Ava Pitchford – find themselves in the top 15 in the league in assists. Burns has 246 (4.24 a/s) and sits in 12th, Schuster is behind with 199 (4.15) at 14th and Pitchford is at 15th with 121 (3.56) to round out the trio. Ryan White sits not far behind them at 19th with 71 (1.18).
OH, WE DIG THAT
White’s 203 digs lead the Beavs and is good for eighth 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 3.38 digs/set place her in seventh in the Pac-12. She’s had seven matches with double-figures in the category.
WELCOME BACK HOME
Keeping with the homecoming spirit, the Beavs will welcome their alumnae back to Corvallis. They will be recognized in between the second and third sets of the Sunday match.
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