Nov. 6, 2012
Complete Oregon State Notes
Oregon State stays at home to host the Arizona schools. The Beavers open with Arizona State Thursday night at 6 p.m. PT (on Pac-12 Oregon)and complete the week with an 8:30 p.m. match Friday night against Arizona.
Thursday night's match will air in Oregon on the Pac-12 Networks at 6 p.m. Kevin Barnett (play-by-play) and Amy Gant (color) will be on the call. Friday night's match will be streamed live on Pac-12.com for free.
Live stats will be available for both matches and can be found by visiting the volleyball page - and schedule - on osubeavers.com. Click on the "GT" logo to access the stats.
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THE LAST MEETING
October 19, 2012
Volleyball Downed At Arizona State
The Oregon State volleyball team dropped a three-set decision to Arizona State Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Set scores were 12-25, 20-25 and 25-16.
THE LAST MEETING
October 21, 2012
Oregon State is 16-38 all-time against Arizona State and takes a 9-17 mark in games played in Corvallis into Thursday's match. The Beavers, meanwhile, are 13-40 against the Wildcats and also have a 9-17 mark against Arizona at Gill Coliseum. The Beavers were swept at Arizona State earlier this season and downed in four at Arizona.
Last Time Out
Oregon State hosted No. 1 Stanford and California last weekend, dropping both matches. The top-ranked Cardinal won the first match in three sets while the Golden Bears got by the Beavers with a four-set win. Camille Saxton had 14 kills in the loss to California.
Becky Defoe has 1,420 digs for her career at Oregon State, which is the second-most by an active Pac-12 Conference player and third in school history. Defoe is at 483 this season, which is third in a season, just one behind for tying for second. She needs 72 to equal her school record of 555 last season, which averages to 12 a match through the final six games of the regular season.
The Beavers have yet to lose a match this season when they win the first set - they're 10-0 when doing so. However, vice versa, it's been hard, but not impossible, to overcome an opponent that wins the first set. OSU is 3-13 when that happens. Oh, and OSU is 7-0 when winning the first two but 0-11 when losing the first two.
Oregon State finds itself with an RPI of 47 this week, down from 43. Arizona State is 39th while Arizona is 43rd.
Becky Defoe leads the Pac-12 in kills with 483 overall and is the lone player in the league averaging better than five per set at 5.03. Camille Saxton, meanwhile, is fifth with 0.31 aces per set and Megan McBride is 10th at 7.14 asssists per.
Arica Nassar has 25 solo blocks this season - three more than Washington's entire team - which stands as the eighth-best mark by an OSU freshman. She has 54 for her career, good for 16th in school history. Nassar also has 226 overall blocks, which is 19th.
Ashley Eneliko is also making the climb up the career record books. The senior is ninth in block assists at 285 and 10th in total blocks at 317.
The Now Required Almen Note
Sara Almen has forced her way into the starting lineup. The true freshman has 39 kills over her last four matches - she came into that stretch with 28. She also has eight service aces and eight blocks over the last four matches.
That Is Some Serious Travel
The first 12 matches of the Beavers' 2012 season were spent on the road. Thanks to Google Maps, we know that the Beavers traveled 13,734 miles in the first four weeks of play. Included in those four weeks were trips to Manhattan, Kan., Normal, Ill., Chicago and Fullerton, Calif. Oregon State went 10-2 during the road trip, knocking off then-No. 2 Penn State.
Arica Nassar picked up her second Pac-12 honor on Sept. 17 when being named the league's offensive player of the week. That follows her Aug. 27 honor as defensive player of the week. She joined Becky Defoe (Sept. 10 - Defensive) and Camille Saxton (Sept. 10 - Offensive) as OSU Players of the Week this season.
Liskevych In Eighth Season
Oregon State head coach Taras Liskevych is back for his eighth season as the Beavers' head coach in 2012. In his eight seasons at the helm of the program, the Beavers have gone 88-144. His staff includes associate head coach Mark Barnard, who is also in his eighth year, as well as assistant coach Emily Hiza (second year) and volunteer assistant coach Luke Maloney (second year). Director of operations Cody March is in his sixth year with the program. Former player Natalie Morgan was officially named the assistant director of operations.
By the end of the 2012 season, Oregon State will have 13 of its matches televised on the Pac-12 Networks. Seven of the 13 will have or come in matches played at Gill Coliseum and all are during the team's league slate on Pac-12 Oregon.
The Pac-12's coaches picked the Beavers to finish ninth in the league in 2012. UCLA was chosen to finish first, followed by No. 2 Stanford, No. 3 USC, No. 4 Oregon, No. 5 Washington, No. 6 California, No. 7 Arizona and No. 8 Arizona State. Utah follows at 10 before No. 11 Washington State and No. 12 Colorado.
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