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Quick Hits: Norman Xiong takes first place, D-line coach Joe Salave’a faces old team on Saturday



—The men’s golf team just completed their second tournament of the fall season and after an impressive freshman season, Norman Xiong is off to an even better start this season. He took the top spot outright for the first time in his Oregon career.

— The women’s golf team took 12th place at the Windy City Collegiate in Chicago, Illinois. The Ducks had to play with just four golfers after senior Kelsey Ulep suffered an injury during the first round of play and had to withdraw.

— Oregon’s Akihiro Tanaka and Thomas Laurent fell short in Monday’s qualifying matches of the ITA All-American Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

— Oregon football defensive line coach Joe Salave’a who spent the last five seasons coaching at Washington State, so he spent Wednesday discussing what he sees from the Cougars. Oregon and No. 11 Washington State kickoff at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

A look at Oregon Volleyball as it started the season on a hot streak following a tumultuous offseason in which the team endured a coaching change. The Ducks face the defending national champion Stanford Cardinal on Friday.

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Zak Laster

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Zak Laster is a sports writer for the Daily Emerald. He covers volleyball, women's basketball, golf and baseball. He can be reached at [email protected]