Brenner, Oregon shock Stanford

For the second time in a week, the No. 15@@ Oregon volleyball team beat a top-five opponent. After stunning then-No. 1 UCLA@@see previous@@ in five sets last weekend, the Ducks shocked No. 5 Stanford@@see ncaa link above@@ 23-25, 25-20, 25-14, 22-25, 15-9 at Maples Pavillion@@ in Palo Alto on Friday night.@@

It was Oregon’s (19-8, 12-7 Pac-12)@@ first road win over Stanford (20-6, 14-6 Pac-12)@@ in program history.@@

The upset victory served as a coming out party for Duck freshman Liz Brenner,@@roster@@ who shattered her previous career high by posting 31 kills and hitting .651.@@see previous@@ Brenner’s showing will go down as one of the better single-game performances in recent Oregon volleyball history.

Brenner did have help. Alaina Bergsma@@roster@@ and Ariana Williams@@roster@@ tallied 14 kills apiece,@@ and setter Lauren Plum@@roster@@ had 60 assists for the Ducks.@@see previous@@ Middle blocker Carly Wopat@@box score roster@@ led Stanford by hitting .692 and notching 18 kills,@@changed from 19: while outside hitter Rachel Williams@@box score roster@@ had 21 kills and hit .308.@@

Oregon outhit the Cardinal .292-.234, and outblocked Stanford 11.0-10.0.@@changed from 20.0, double check:

The Ducks will return to action at 7 p.m. tomorrow night when they visit No. 3 Cal.@@old news@@


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