EOU Hands Bushnell Sweep in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. – In Saturday evening’s matchup with the Beacons of Bushnell University, Eastern Oregon swept the match with a 3-0 victory. This win marks the sixth in a row for the Mounties, sitting atop the Cascade Conference with a 10-1 conference record.

In the first set, Eastern Oregon led the way with 12 kills and a .128 hitting percentage, handily defeating the Beacons 25-15. The Beacons struggled with a -.021 hitting percentage, making only 7 kills. In the second set, despite the Mounties lowering their hitting percentage to .031, they still managed to dominate the Beacons, 25-20. The Beacons’ struggle continued, making 5 kills with a hitting percentage of -.129. The third and final set saw the Mounties overcome a 16-13 deficit, securing a 25-21 win. EOU finished with a .208 hitting percentage and 16 kills, while the Beacons showed improvement with a .167 hitting percentage and 13 kills.

In the Mounties’ sweeping victory, offensive statistics highlighted the significant contributions of various players. Sade Williams emerged as a noteworthy figure, delivering 9 kills and concluding the match with a .132 hitting percentage. Madison Morgan and Mylie Mills also made their presence felt in the victory. Morgan, with a solid performance, posted 7 kills, while Mills contributed 5 kills. Mills also showcased her efficiency with a .333 hitting percentage, one of the highest in the game. Their collective and individual efforts on the offensive front played a crucial role in decisively overpowering the Beacons and solidifying their standing on top of the conference.

Although the Beacons’ Matty Ladd and Halle Neumann put up a good fight with 7 kills each and hitting percentages of .207 and .222 respectively, the consistent team effort from the Mounties led them to a comfortable win, keeping their season record impressive at 17-1, and 10-1 in their conference.

Defensively, Eastern Oregon also led with 56 digs and 27 blocks, compared to the Beacons’ 58 digs and 19 blocks. One standout player for the Mounties in terms of digs was Hailey Arritola, who contributed a substantial 15 digs.

The Mountaineers will travel to Ashland, Oregon next weekend, facing the Raiders of Southern Oregon Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.

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