Volleyball treks to the Bay Area overlooking Cal and No. 19 Stanford

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Women’s volleyball | November 03, 2021

CORVALLIS, Ore .– Oregon State Volleyball takes to the streets for two games in the Bay Area this weekend, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 5th in California, before the road trip ends at Stanford # 19 on Sunday. The first serve at the Maples Pavilion is scheduled for noon, while both games will be available on the home team’s live stream.

FROM THE BARREL

• Oregon State (3-19, 1-11 Pac-12) returns to the streets on Friday November 5th and Sunday November 7th facing two schools in the Bay Area.
• The first serve for Friday’s game in California is scheduled for 7:00 PM, before the Beavers conclude the weekend at # 19 Stanford on Sunday at 12:00 PM. Both games will be broadcast on the home team’s live stream.
• OSU have played 16 of their 22 games in unknown territory and aim to win the series with California on Friday.
• The Beavers faced Colorado and number 19 in Utah in their fourth and fifth games this season at Gill Coliseum last weekend. Oregon State became the last power five school to host a home competition after the tournament, scheduled for the second week of preseason was canceled to force OSU on its way to Penn State.
• Before hosting Stanford on October 8, OSU completed a 14-game stretch to begin the 2021 season, which spanned four tournaments and the first two weeks of the Pac-12 schedule. During this distance, OSU covered more than 18,400 miles.
• Injuries and other external factors have troubled Beavers again this season as several key returnees have missed games at some point this season, including: Nya Buckner, Aliyah McDonald, Mychael Vernon, Grace Massey, Mary Kate Lopez, Ellie Turner, Maddie Goings and Kateryna Tkachenko.

FOLLOW THE ACTION

• Both games will be broadcast live on Cal and Stanford’s live stream with live stats.
• To access live statistics and the link to watch the games on your computer, smartphone or tablet, visit osubeavers.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA

• Fans are encouraged to follow Oregon State’s volleyball program through social media. There are several platforms to follow the team including:
Twitter: @BeaverVBall
• Instagram: @BeaverVBall
• Facebook: / BeaverVBall

AGAINST THE FIELD

• The Beavers travel to Berkeley, California for the first time during the 2021 season and hold a three-game winning streak against the Bears. Earlier this season, the Beavers sealed their only Conference win of the season after sweeping the Bears at Gill Coliseum on October 10. Kateryna Tkachenko led the Beaver offensive with 16 kills after hitting .625 to go along with three digs and a block to power the Orange & Black.
• Oregon State aim to claim their first victory over Stanford rankings after losing 0:70 to the Cardinal. The last time OSU played at the Maples Pavilion was back on November 1, 2019 when Stanford swept the Beavers. Oregon State hosted Stanford earlier this season for the Beavers’ first home game of the season on October 8th. Freshman DiLara Unal hit a season high of three blocks, while marking the first time this season that every player had at least one dig.

MASSEYS MILESTONES

• The Oregon State 2020-21 roster is highlighted with the return of the senior Grace Massey for a fifth season.
• Massey became the OSU’s all-time dogs record holder against Colorado on Friday October 29, beating the previous record of 2,029 set by Becky Defoe in 2013 Friday night outside Beaver Nation and now has 2,045 digs and counting .
• By 2021, Massey has 267 excavations. In her first three seasons in orange and black, Massey landed in the top 10 for each class (Freshman: 2nd with 433; Sophomore: 1st with 560; Junior: 3rd with 524). As a runner-up and junior, Massey’s numbers rank 3rd, and Massey also holds a top 10 spot on digs per set every year she was a beaver.
• Against southern Illinois Edwardsville, Massey set the three-set match record for digs in one set at 33 – a career high previously set against Arizona on November 17, 2019.
• Currently, Massey ranks fifth on the Pac-12 for digs per set (4.17) and eighth for total digs. She is also 26th in the NCAA for career digs among active players.
• In addition to her success on the pitch, Massey was also selected as one of 30 candidates for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award.

RETURNERS

Maddie Goings made her 2021 debut against LSU, recording a team high of 19 kills. After the Oregon Match, she has 1,253 career kills to finish ninth all-time on OSU and 3,852 career attacks to finish sixth.
• Junior Lindsey Schell returns for another season in orange and black. This season, the Temecila, California native has 200 kills in 482 attacks, along with 63 blocks averaging 0.84 per set.
• Szulczewski was an important part of the OSU team with 645 assists in the season and led OSU. She posted eight double doubles this season, making her 18 in her career. She has 62 kills, 11 aces, 45 blocks and 191 digs a year.
• Tkachenko made her debut against LSU. She has had double-digit kills in eight of the 17 games she has seen this season, including 17 in Colorado State, which were career highs. She has 196 kills, 489digs, six aces and 13 blocks a year.
• Vernon made his debut at the Colorado State Tournament against UAB in 2021. During her debut, she recorded 14 kills to lead OSU. She posted 17 kills in Colorado State to end the weekend with 40 kills, nine digs, and five blocks. At the Boise State Classic, she finished with 17 kills and 12 digs. Most recently, she completed seven digs in Oregon, but has since missed every game due to injury.

NEWCOMER POWER

• The freshman class has been in full swing since joining the squad.
• All seven real newbies have clocked at least seven sets of time this season, and six were in the starting XI (Emily Bourne, Iris Coba, Madison Kelly, Vivian light, DiLara Unal and Ryan White).
• Light attacked the opening weekend and began her career in the oranges and blacks by leading the Beavers with 16 kills against Oklahoma. She got 112 kills, 24 blocks and 21 digs a year.
• Bourne and Kelly have made a name for themselves this season, including both appearances in the Oklahoma Classics. Kelly has 36 kills, 26 blocks, 15 digs, and six aces a year. Bourne has 31 kills, 12 digs, and 16 blocks in 22 games this season.
• Unal made her first appearances against Penn State in 2021. Unal has started 13 games and has 34 blocks. She also has four aces, eight assists, 14 kills, and 13 ditches in the season.
• White has played 22 games and every set this season and sees the time both as a defensive specialist and as a libero. With eight starts under her belt, the Richland, Washington native has 1,137 digs and five aces in the season.

LAST TIME OFF

• Oregon State lost both home games to Colorado and the number 19 in Utah last weekend in their fifth and sixth games at Corvallis during the 2021 season.
• The Beaver’s took the first set against Colorado on Friday night, but failed to seal the win in front of Beaver Nation. Senior Grace Massey took the top spot in the OSU record book for all time with 2,030 losses. On Sunday, the Orange & Black scored 61 kills and 60 assists for the season, but it wasn’t enough to beat their nationally ranked opponent Utah.

NEXT UP

• Following this weekend, Oregon State will return home on Friday, November 12th at 5:00 pm to host UCLA No. 13 before hitting USC’s Trojans at the Gill on Sunday, November 14th Welcome to the Coliseum. The first serve is planned for noon. Season and single game tickets are available from the home institutions at BeaverTickets.com/volleyball or by calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS.streamed.

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