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BERKELEY, Calif. — The Oregon State volleyball team domianted California through two sets before hanging on to secure the Pac-12 sweep Sunday afternoon. The win marks the seventh straight for the Beavers over the Bears.

Set scores were 25-14, 25-21, 25-23.

It was a close game through the mid-point of the first set with the Beavers (17-9, 7-7) leading 14-12. However, a 9-1 run behind the serving of Kayla Ellis and Maddie Goings put the opening set out of reach of the Bears.

In the second set, the Beavers took an early 10-5 lead before Cal stormed back with a four-point run to close the gap to 16-14. Following an OSU timeout, Kory Cheshire recorded back-to-back kills to open the lead to 19-16. The rest of the way, the Beavers registered five kills from five different attackers to secure the set 25-21.

Cal came out of the intermission firing away taking a 5-1 lead to start the third set. The Beavers worked their way back to tie things at 8-8 after a four-point run. The teams traded sideouts for several points before OSU used another four-point run to open a 21-16 lead that the Beavers would not relinquish.

Mary-Kate Marshall led the Beavers with 15 kills and three aces while Cheshire recorded 10 kills and a team-leading four blocks. Overall, the Beavers recorded a hitting percentage of 42-percent, their best outing since early September.

Oregon State returns to action next week when the Beavers travel to the desert to face Arizona on Thursday and Arizona State on Saturday.


SEATTLE — Weather conditions cut short the Sunday's Head of the Lake Regatta, but the men's Varsity and Junior Varsity 8 boats took third place.

In the Men’s Collegiate Open 8, OSU’s V8+ got off to a blistering start by traversing the three-mile course in 15 minutes, 40.176 seconds, just over eight seconds behind second place Stanford (15:31.734). Washington took home the gold with a time of 14:54.175.

The Beavers’ JV8 followed suit with a third-place finish of their own in the Men’s Collegiate JV 8. OSU’s JV8+ finished the course in 16:56.310, nearly 37 seconds faster than Gonzaga (17:32.617). Oregon State’s Third Varsity 8, raced to a time of 17:25.917 and a fourth-place finish behind three strong Washington crews.

The women’s Varsity 8 took home a fifth-place finish in the Champ Women’s 8. The Beavers covered the nearly three-mile course in 18:14.835, securing fifth behind Washington 1V8 (17:13.861), Washington 2V8 (17:16.420), Washington State (17:39.401) and Gonzaga (17:53.288).

Both teams conclude their fall schedule on Nov. 18  at the Orange and Black Regatta.


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