Oregon volleyball rises six spots after sweep of SoCal schools

Oregon volleyball moved up six spots in the AVCA poll following a dominant weekend in Los Angeles.

The Ducks started the weekend with a sweep of then-ranked No. 17 UCLA. The Ducks swept the Bruins for the first time since 2014 and for the first time ever on the Bruins’ home court.

The Ducks capped off the weekend with a sweep of then-ranked No. 12 USC. Oregon swept USC at home for the first time since 2013.

The Ducks were led by junior transfer Taylor Borup. Borup had her first Pac-12 start against the Bruins and notched a season high 13 kills, and a career high 16 digs. Borup finished her stellar weekend with 10 kills on .312 hitting and added 11 digs. Those numbers earned Borup Pac-12 offensive player of the week.

Brooke Nuneviller earned Pac-12 freshman of the week after leading her team in digs in both matches and being the anchor for them defensively against the SoCal schools.

Oregon (11-5, 4-2 Pac-12) will continue its time on the road as they travel to Colorado (10-7, 2-4 Pac-12) on Friday and then to Utah (9-8, 1-5 Pac-12) on Sunday.

Other Pac-12 teams in this week’s updated poll include No.2 Stanford, No. 15 USC, No.18 Washington, No. 20 UCLA, No. 21 Washington State, No. 23 Arizona and No. 25 Arizona State.

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Gabriel Ornelas

Gabriel Ornelas

Gabriel is a sports writer for Emerald, covering women's volleyball and women's soccer. You can follow him on Twitter @gabe_ornelas or contact him at [email protected]