Oregon Institute of Technology

Oregon Tech Falls in Straight Sets to College of Idaho

Nov 01, 2013

Kelsey Sampson led the Owls with seven kills. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
Kelsey Sampson led the Owls with seven kills (photo by Kelly Caleb)

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech played from behind all night, as College of Idaho methodically pulled away from the Owls in each of the three sets, as Tech fell 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-14) in Cascade Conference volleyball action tonight at Danny Miles Court.

With the Owls trailing 6-10 to open play C of I scored five-straight, including four Owl miscues, to take control 15-6. 

Madisen Garlie and Kelsey Sampson kills edged the home team closer, but with the Owls trailing by seven points, 19-12, the Yotes took their first double digit lead at 23-13 and went on to claim a 25-17 win in set 1. 

Set 2, much like the first, saw the Owls trailing 10-6, with the Yotes using a pair of kills from Kylie Porter and Emily Ottinger in their four point run to go up 14-6. 

Trailing 15-9 the Owls notched five-straight points behind a pair of Marlee Smith spikes and one each from Alexa Burdett and Sampson to close to within two points, 15-13.  The teams would trade points, 18-16, but the Yotes pulled away at the end to go up 2-0 with the 25-17 win in set 2. 

It was all C of I in set 3 as the visitors jumped up 10-1 to start.  C of I earned their first double digit lead at 20-10 and cruised to a 25-14 win.

Oregon Tech was led by Kelsey Sampson with seven kills followed by four each from Madisen Garlie and Mykala Rubey.  Marie Baumann added a team-high 14 digs with Tori Porter coming up with 14 assists. 

Liz Meyers led the Yotes with nine kills with Emily Ottinger contributing seven.  Sierra Porter recorded 28 assists with Janel Porter coming up with a match-high 15 digs.

Oregon Tech will host No. 10 Eastern Oregon in their last home volleyball match of the year on Saturday night while C of I travels to Ashland to take on Southern Oregon University.

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