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010-26-2007 Volleyball Falls at OSU
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 10/26/2007
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Corvallis , Ore. ?C The Oregon State Beavers (10-13, 3-8 Pac-10) ended a 22-match losing streak to the Arizona volleyball team (12-11, 2-9 Pac-10), beating the Wildcats in five games on Friday night in Gill Coliseum.? Game scores were 30-25, 26-30, 30-27, 25-30 and 15-13.? The win marks OSUˇ?s first victory over Arizona since 1996, and extends the Wildcats losing streak to a season-long six matches.

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As a team, Arizona hit .162 (67-37-185) from the floor, and finished with 17 blocks and eight service aces.? Oregon State posted a .138 hitting percentage (63-36-196), and tallied 18.5 blocks and 13 service aces.

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Individually for Arizona, freshman Tiffany Owens posted a career-high 25 kills, and junior Randy Goodenough posted her 11th double-double of the season with 15 kills and 14 digs to go with seven blocks.? Junior Brooke Buringrud finished with 10 kills and senior Dominique Lamb tallied a career-high 13 blocks.? Freshman Paige Weber had 55 assists and nine digs, and sophomore Alanna Resch finished with a career-best 28 digs.? Junior Brittany Leonard chipped in with a season-high 12 digs.

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Sophomore Rachel Rourke led Oregon State with 21 kills.

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Arizona jumped out to a 6-3 lead over OSU in the early stages of game one, but the Beavers tied things up at 7-7.? The teams traded points and remained notched up for much of the match until OSU broke a 24-24 tie with four-straight points to take a 28-24 lead, which translated into a 30-25 Oregon State win.

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The Beavers kept the momentum going in game two, racing out to a 7-3 lead that expanded into a 12-5 advantage.? The Wildcats didnˇ?t quit though, and chipped away at the deficit until tying the game up at 18-18.? OSU and Arizona remained deadlocked at 25-25, as the Wildcats used four-straight points of their own to go up 29-25, and won 30-26.

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With the match tied at 1-1, Oregon State and Arizona played close in game three.? The Beavers broke a 17-17 tie with an 8-2 scoring run to go up 25-19, and held the Wildcats off down the stretch for a 30-27 win.

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In game four, the Beavers started hot out of the gate, jumping to a 7-1 lead over the Wildcats.? UA cut the deficit to 8-6, and eventually took a lead at 16-15.? Arizona expanded its lead to 20-16, but OSU fought back to tie the game up at 22-22.? The Wildcats then used a mini 5-2 run to take a 27-24 lead, a cushion that proved to be enough for a 30-25 Arizona win to force a decisive game five.

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The Wildcats struck first in game five, posting an early 4-1 lead over the Beavers.? That lead didnˇ?t last for long, as OSU responded to go up 9-7.? Arizona remained close, and took advantage of two OSU attack errors for an 11-10 lead.? Arizona was down 12-11 when sophomore Jacy Norton was issued a Red Card.? The Wildcats and Beavers were tied at 13-13, but a kill by Rourke and an attack error by Weber handed OSU its first win over Arizona in 11 years.

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Arizona will next host No. 4 Washington on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m., and Washington State on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in McKale Center.
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