Oregon’s season ends after 3-2 loss to Arizona State

The Oregon beach volleyball season came to a close Saturday at the Pac-12 Championships in Los Angeles after a 3-2 loss to No. 5-seeded Arizona State.

The Ducks finish the season 2-10 in the program’s third year.

The match began win an Oregon win at No. 4 from Maddy Silberger-Franek and Lauren Page. The duo moved to 5-5 on the year with a 21-13, 21-11 win over their ASU opponents.

ASU knotted it at 1-1 with a win at No. 5 from ASU’s Frances Giedraitis and Logan Rae over Oregon’s Haley McLaren and August Raskie 21-18, 21-17.

The Sun Devils took their first lead against the eighth ranked Ducks in the No. 3 spot with a win over Oregon’s Taylor Agost and Amanda Benson, 21-9, 21-18.

ASU then clinched the match with a 21-18, 21-16 win at the No. 1 spot. Oregon rallied for a win in the final match of the day at No. 2 from Martenne Bettendorf and Lindsey Vander Weide, 21-9, 22-20. In the first set, the Duck duo had an 8-1 lead didn’t look back. In the second set, the two teams were tied at 15-15 because Oregon broke a 20-20 tie with back-to-back points for the win.


Arizona State 3, Oregon 2

1 Whitney Follette/Bianca Arellano (ASU) def. Kacey Nady/Liz Brenner (UO) 21-18, 21-16

2 Martenne Bettendorf/Lindsey Vander Weide (UO) def. Kwyn Johnson/Natalie Braun (ASU) 21-9, 22-20

3 Madison Berridge/Mia Rivera (ASU) def. Taylor Agost/Amanda Benson (UO) 21-9, 21-18

4 Maddy Silberger-Franek/Lauren Page (UO) def. Jourdan Parnell/Bethany Wedepohl (ASU) 21-13, 21-11

5 Frances Giedraitis/Logan Rae (ASU) def. Haley McLaren/August Raskie (UO) 21-18, 21-17

Order of Finish: 5, 4, 3, 1, 2

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Jonathan Hawthorne

Jonathan was an associate sports editor during the 2016-17 school year and worked at the Emerald from 2013-17. He covered women's basketball and football.