Eastern Oregon Takes Out Owls in Sweep
Oregon Tech's Joelle Swanson (8) attempts a kill tonight versus EOU.
LA GRANDE, Ore. – Eleventh-ranked Eastern Oregon took little time taking down Oregon Tech in Cascade Conference volleyball action, as the Mountaineers extended its winning streak to 10 games with a 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-16) sweep over the Owls tonight.
Oregon Tech fell to 9-11 overall and 2-4 in CCC action, while Eastern improved to 16-2 on the year and remained perfect at 6-0 in conference play.
EOU was the first to score a point in the opening set but the Owls quickly answered to tie it at 1-1. The Owls never got closer, as the Mountaineers notched seven of the next ten points of the set.
Oregon Tech trimmed the lead four points, 11-7, however the Mountaineers would go on a 7-1 run to take an 18-8 lead. EOU continued to extend its lead, and after a Katie Keeney kill, gave the Mountaineers a 25-11 first set victory.
Set 2 belonged to EOU as the Mountaineers led the entire way. The Mountaineers scored 10 of the first fourteen points to take a six point lead, 10-4. EOU continued to build on its lead, 17-6, after an EOU ace. The Owls mounted a comeback, pushing to within nine points, but could not get any closer. EOU took set two, 25-13, and a 2-0 lead going into set three.
EOU and Oregon Tech were locked in a tight battle early in set three as neither team took a lead over two points for the first 12 points of the set. With EOU up, 6-5, the Mountaineers scored the next five points to take an 11-5 lead.
Oregon Tech tried to extend the match but never got closer than seven points the rest of the set. EOU would continue to extend its lead, eventually winning 25-16 third set victory for a three game sweep of Oregon Tech.
Kelsey Sampson, Mykala Rubey and Renee Baumann finished with four kills each, with Marlee Smith leading the Tech defense with 10 digs and Marie Baumann following with seven.
Oregon Tech next travels to College of Idaho for a match on Saturday, September 28th in Caldwell.
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