Oct. 22, 2011
CORVALLIS - For the second consecutive night the Washington State volleyball team lost a five-set match on the road. Saturday night the Cougars fell at Oregon State 23-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-18, 15-7, ending the Beavers seven-game losing streak.
Oregon State moves to an overall record of 12-10, 4-8 in Pac-12 action. WSU falls to 11-11 overall, 3-9 record.
OSU was led by Dre Shaw's 22 kills (.354) and 10 digs. Corinna Mommert had a match-high 12 blocks and Allie Rogers contributed another eight blocks as the Beavers out-blocked WSU 21 to 10. Camille Saxton added 18 kills while Becky Defoe and Megan McBride combined for 36 digs.
The Cougars took an early lead in the first set before the Beavers tied the score at 11. WSU had to battle back to knot the set at 20. OSU went ahead 23-20 but WSU scored the final five points behind two kills from Jaicee Harris, two blocks from Glab, one with Todorovich, and a Beaver attack error. Cougars hit .267 in the 25-23 opening set win.
The second set was tied at 11 when Oregon State out-scored the Cougars 14 to six to take the 25-17 win. In addition to hitting .323, OSU had six blocks to none for the Cougs and WSU hit a mere .031 and committed four service errors in this set.
Cougars took a 5-4 third set lead behind the seven kills from Ganzer, held off a late Beaver charge to win 25-23. The crimson-clad visitors could not hold the momentum into the next set. WSU was down 7-1 to open the fourth set but battled back to come within two behind 13-11. Oregon State marched on to take a 25-18 win.
The Beavers hit .588 en route to the fifth set 15-7 win.
Hopefully the team can take something from this weekend and work on the little things in practice that turn these matches around," Cougar Head Coach Jen Greeny said. "Rachel did a really good job tonight but our defense was sometimes good and sometimes not tonight. Oregon State really put up a great block tonight."
Washington State hosts Arizona Oct. 27 and Arizona State Oct. 28 in Bohler Gym.