Beavers sweep Wildcats for the second time this season

Jose Toro | The Daily Wildcat Arizona head volleyball coach Dave Rubio talks to his team during the Wildcats' match with the Oregon State Beavers on Nov. 9 in McKale Center. The Wildcats lost 0-3 to the Beavers.

In their second match of the season against the Oregon State, the game didn’t go as hoped for Arizona volleyball, as they were swept for the second time by the Beavers, 3-0 (25-14, 25-23, 25-18).

Oregon State came to the net with full force and left the Wildcats to trail behind. OSU took the set, 25-14, and it was a set that saw sloppy play from the Arizona as they made13 errors.

Arizona made a late push for the set win in set two, but the Beavers were able to hold them off and take the set, 25-23. The Wildcats dropped the set leaving them in a tough position going into set three.

It didn't take long for the 'Cats to be swept for a second time this season against the Beavers. The Beavers offense came out with full power and dominated to take the set, 25-18.

Arizona outside hitter Tyler Spriggs (35) spikes the ball over Oregon State defense on Nov. 9 in McKale Center. The Wildcats fell to the Beavers 0-3.

“This group does not have the ability yet to handle their business [on a short week], and go about their business in a way that’s going to prepare themselves regardless what day of the week we are going to play,” Arizona head coach Dave Rubio said. “So far we have shown that we have an inability to do that. Tonight was a great example of that.”

For the Wildcats, junior outside hitter Kendra Dahlke led the team with 11-kills to go along with 10 digs. Sophomore setter Julia Patterson, who Rubio described was hurting postgame, was in and out of the match, and finished with 30 assists to go with seven digs and three kills.

For the Beavers, junior middle blocker Kory Cheshire led the way with 12-kills. Senior outside hitter Mary-Kate Marshall, who came into the match first in the Pac-12 in kills, finished with 10 along with posting six digs.

The Wildcats will hope to get a win under their belt in their next match against No. 16 Oregon, Sunday, Nov. 12 at 12 p.m. 

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