PULLMAN, Wash. — In four of the last five seasons, the Oregon State volleyball team has posted at least one victory over a top-25 ranked team.
Make that five of the last six.
The Beavers downed No. 23 Washington State in four sets at Bohler Gym. Set scores were 19-25, 27-25, 25-23, 25-19.
The win sent Oregon State (10-14, 3-10) to its second consecutive victory after defeating Arizona in four sets Sunday at Gill Coliseum. The Beavers won their eighth match in their last 13 against Washington State (17-8, 7-6), giving the club a season split against the Cougars.
On Friday, the Beavers beat Washington State at its own game. The Cougars came into the match ranked tied for first in the Pac-12 with 3.38 blocks per set. While WSU did finish with 14 blocks, Oregon State finished with a season-best 17.5. Serena Bruin set a career-best with a team-high nine, while Katelyn Driscoll and Kory Cheshire each had seven.
Offensively, it was Mary-Kate Marshall who ended the match with the final kill — her team-leading 18th of the night. She added seven digs and four blocks, while Lila Toner was right behind the junior with 10 kills of her own.
Cheshire added nine kills and Driscoll and Lanesha Reagan pitched in with five apiece.
Kayla Ellis tallied 14 digs to pace the Beavers.
Oregon State returns to action Sunday when visiting Washington in Seattle. First serve is scheduled for 3 p.m.