The University of Colorado women’s volleyball team swept Oregon State 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-19) Sunday afternoon at CU Events Center behind a strong team hitting performance.
The 24th-ranked Buffaloes (11-2, 2-2 Pac-12) earned their 11th win hitting .322 and holding the Beavers (2-12, 0-4 Pac-12) to a .126 hitting percentage behind nine CU blocks.
“We fought hard on Friday. We had a really quick turnaround. With the early film session yesterday morning and practice, like always, this team is really good about being focused and focusing on the next match instead of the last match,” Colorado head coach Jesse Mahoney said. “We had a great session on Saturday, and we were energized to play this match. I know (Oregon State’s) record, but that’s still a Pac-12 team and a good team with some high-level players on it. I was happy that we won and certainly happy to get a sweep. Those don’t happen in this league very often.”
Outside hitter Maya Tabron led the team with 13 kills and a .435 hitting percentage. She also added in nine digs and a pair of blocks. Alexia Kuehl also had a strong showing hitting .462 with seven kills and leading Colorado with five blocks. They were joined by Jill Schneggenburger with seven kills and Meegan Hart with six.
Jenna Ewert led the offense with 33 assists and was one of three players to put down an ace. On the defensive side, Hart had four blocks while Jahara Campbell added three. Brynna DeLuzio led the team with a dozen digs.
Oregon State’s Maddie Goings led the Beavers with a match-high 14 kills while hitting .235. She was also targeted the most with 21 receptions, more than doubling the rest of the team.
The Buffaloes head on the road next week for a pair of conference matchups against ranked UCLA Friday at 9 p.m. MT and follow it up against USC at 2 p.m. on Sunday.