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Oregon beats Portland 3-2, avenges early-season loss to Pilots

On March 24, the Oregon Ducks dropped their 2018 season opener against the Portland Pilots. Two weeks later Oregon got its vengeance. The Ducks (2-4) defeated the Pilots 3-2 on Saturday afternoon in their regular season finale at the Chemeketa Community College. The match began with a 2-0 lead from …

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Back-to-back home runs in the sixth propel No. 5 Ducks to a 5-2 victory over No. 9 Arizona

It was a 1-1 game in the sixth inning, and Oregon had runners on first and second base, with no outs when senior Gwen Svekis stepped up to bat. Svekis kept the crowd on its feet through eight pitches, before sending a three-run home run over the left field fence for …

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Eugene local Lauren Burke’s Oregon career began with a childhood connection

Howe Field was built in 1936. It was a small stadium, only fitting 1,400 fans in its bleachers. It was outdated and run-down, but to Lauren Burke it embodied Oregon softball. And playing in that stadium, playing for that Oregon team, was her dream. “This was really the only Oregon …

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Ducks drop game two against Beavers, capping 16-game and six-year win streak

Four innings had gone by and the Ducks remained scoreless against the Beavers’ 3-0 lead. But, a home run and a pair of doubles in the fifth finally got the Ducks on the scoreboard. At the top of the seventh inning, Oregon had tied the game. The Ducks needed a no-run …

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Oregon softball takes lead of Civil War series with, 4-1, win over Beavers

CORVALLIS, Ore.— On her second pitch, Oregon’s Haley Cruse opened the fifth inning with a big hit toward centerfield. It was her second double of the day against the Beavers, as she made her way to second base. After back-to-back outs from Jenna Lilley and Alexis Mack, it seemed as …

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August Raskie selected for U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team Europe Tour

Oregon junior August Raskie was selected to the U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team Europe Tour (CNT-Europe) 12-player roster as one of two setters, USA Volleyball announced on Thursday. Raskie will join the team in Venice, Italy, on July 5 to train and practice before competing in the Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia, …

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Beach volleyball drops doubleheader to conclude California road trip

The Oregon beach volleyball team concluded their California spring break trip falling 0-5 to both No. 5 Long Beach State and No. 19 Saint Mary’s in Wednesday’s doubleheader at the LBSU Sand Courts. The Ducks(1-4) began the day dropping every set in their match against Long Beach State. Long Beach …

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Beach volleyball goes 1-1 to start California road trip

After Oregon beach volleyball lost its season opener against Portland (1-4) on Saturday, the Ducks traveled to the sunny state of California for spring break and earned the team’s first win of the season in Monday’s doubleheader. At the IVC Sand Complex in Irvine, California, Oregon began the day falling …

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Pac-12 player of the week Shannon Rhodes leads No. 6 Oregon into conference opener against No. 3 UCLA

Last season, on April 7, UCLA defeated Oregon and ended the Ducks’ record 35-game winning streak. The two losses to the Bruins during that weekend’s series were two of six Pac-12 losses for the Oregon team. Two years ago, the Ducks were knocked out of Women’s College World Series contention …

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Poor defense causes Ducks to fall to UC Davis, end five-game winning streak

In the top of the fourth inning the Ducks were down 6-1 to the Aggies. Oregon’s offense wasn’t getting past first base, and the team’s only run came from a Jakob Goldfarb homer in the bottom of the second. An inning and a half later, the Ducks regained hope as …

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Oregon women finish fifth with third straight 800m title, men tie for 13th at indoor NCAA finals

After winning the NCAA title in the DMR the night prior, the women of Oregon earned another title thanks to redshirt senior Sabrina Southerland. In the 800-meter final, Southerland won the event in two minutes and 1.55 seconds for her first national title. Not only was it a two-second personal …

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Ducks focus on discipline during Saturday’s spring practice

For the past two seasons, the Oregon football team has been ranked within the bottom three in penalties. Last season, the Ducks ranked second to last, No. 129, averaging 9.1 penalties per game, according to teamrankings.com. “The emphasis of the entire offseason has been discipline, due to the fact that …

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Oregon women earn first ever DMR NCAA title, three of eight individuals qualify for finals

The women of Oregon provided a light at the end of a disappointing tunnel for the Ducks during the first day of NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station, Texas. In the last event of the day, Oregon’s distance medley relay team of …

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Oregon softball run-rules Weber State 9-1 in home opener

Oregon freshman Mary Iakopo stepped up to the plate. It was her first home game in the Oregon uniform. The bases were loaded in the bottom of the fourth. “Just find a way to drive and run,” Iakopo says she thought to herself before making her first swing on the …

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Oregon survives first round Pac-12 in overtime against WSU 64-62

Oregon survived the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament, barely. The sixth-seeded Ducks (21-11, Pac-12 10-8) battled their way through an ugly first half to overcome the No. 11-seed Washington State Cougars (12-19, 4-14) in overtime Thursday night, 64-62 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. After Oregon’s worst first half …

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No. 40 Oregon falls 2-4 to No. 42 Iowa

The No. 40 Oregon Ducks (9-4) concluded their weekend road trip falling 2-4 in Sunday’s match against the No. 42 Iowa Hawkeyes (7-5). Oregon’s loss to Iowa is its second straight loss going into the conference play starting next week. The Sunday morning match in Iowa City, Iowa, began with …

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Breaking Four: Oregon track and field’s newest sub-four mile men

At the Columbia Challenge in New York last month, Oregon redshirt sophomore Mick Stanovsek clenched his hands up in fists as the finish line tape broke apart around him. It was a reaction of utter elation from a feeling that only comes from running a sub-four-minute mile for the first …

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Oregon softball edges Hofstra and Florida Gulf Coast in second day of Unconquered Invitational

Sophomores Mia Camuso and Shannon Rhodes provided power in No. 6 Oregon’s (18-3) undefeated second day of the Unconquered Invitational in Tallahassee, Florida. At the JoAnne Graf Field on Saturday, Oregon earned the victory against the Hofstra Pride, 2-1, in the morning and against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, 5-1, …

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Oregon loses to Washington State 76-78, falls to seventh in the Pac-12

With 04.1 seconds remaining, MiKyle McIntosh waited for the precise moment to pass to an open Payton Pritchard. Oregon was down two and needed everything to fall into place to force overtime. Pritchard received the pass and made his move along the sideline, dribbling through Washington State defenders, but his …

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Seniors propel Ducks in physical 98-93 upset over No. 14 Arizona

A complete rollercoaster of emotion. A game unlike any other this season. A team with everything on the line against another with everything to prove. And when the seconds ran down, there was no doubt Oregon senior Elijah Brown’s screams were of pure and utter elation. In its most aggressive, …

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Oregon outplays ASU for 75-68 win to complete season sweep of Sun Devils

The crowd at Matthew Knight Arena watched as an Oregon six-point lead quickly faded away. With a 5-0 run, the Arizona State Sun Devils had crept back up to even the scoreboard with 34 seconds remaining in first half. The half’s final possession was given to Oregon, and forward Payton …

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UO club wrestling President Katie Kelly has the team back on the mat

The mat room, hidden in the back hallways of the University of Oregon Student Recreation Center, smells of sweat and dirty socks. It’s 6 p.m. on a Tuesday evening and Katie Kelly sits on the mat. She puts on her wrestling shoes and ties her long, wavy hair into a …

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Oregon up to No. 8 in AP top 25 ahead of matchup with No. 10 UCLA

After a thrilling double-overtime 80-74 win against USC on Friday night, Oregon jumped a spot to No. 8 in the latest AP top-25 poll. UCLA, Oregon State, and Stanford were all also ranked in the top-25, coming in at No. 10, No. 12, and No. 16 respectively. The Ducks have …

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Ducks fall to UCLA in overtime, 86-78

Oregon didn’t lead for the majority of the game, but it did push the clock into its first overtime of the season. Yet, Oregon didn’t win, UCLA did. On Saturday night at the Pauley Pavilion, the Ducks fell victim to their ongoing battle with inconsistency as they lost to the …

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Oregon softball run-rules Rutgers and Texas during doubleheader in Mexico

With back-to-back run-rule victories and two innings with five answered runs, Oregon made sure senior Lauren Lindvall’s birthday was a good one. In the second day of the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge, the Ducks (9-0) outscored Rutgers, 10-0, and the Texas Longhorns, 8-0, in Friday’s doubleheader. Starting with its afternoon …

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Ducks end two-game wining streak, falling to Trojans 72-70

After a 17-minute lead in the first half, the Ducks couldn’t keep up with the Trojan pressure when it mattered most. Oregon (17-9, Pac-12 7-6) saw its two-game win streak come to a close, losing a battle to USC (18-9, 9-5) Thursday night, 72-70. With 17 seconds left, Oregon’s Troy …

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Ducks split, find NCAA qualifying success in Washington and New Mexico

One team, two meets, two different states. One weekend of success. Oregon’s track and field team concluded its final competition before the postseason championships, taking home multiple records, wins and NCAA qualifying positions. The team competed in both the Husky Classic in Seattle, Washington, and the Don Kirby Elite Invitational …

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Twins Venessa and Kerissa D’Arpino bring special connection to Oregon’s sprint team

There are few differences between Oregon sprinters, and twin sisters, Venessa and Kerissa D’Arpino. Growing up in Grants Pass, Oregon, they lived in the same room together for 18 years, shared the same friends and drove the same car. The similarities continued on the track, where they run with an …

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Oregon drops ITA Kick-Off against Stanford and California

Oregon’s first road trip of the season at the ITA Kick-Off at the Hellman Tennis Complex in Berkeley, California, out-tested the team against its highest level of competition yet. Falling to both No. 12 Stanford and No. 19 California, Oregon (3-2) ended its three-match sweep streak and lost the team’s …

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Quick Hits: Cunliffe leaves Oregon track and field, Oregon men’s and women’s basketball victorious

— Reported on Sunday morning by the Oregonian’s Ken Goe, Oregon sprinter Hannah Cunliffe left the school’s track and field team. Cunliffe was last year’s 60-meter national champion and USTFCCA Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the year. She has not competed in either of Oregon’s two meets this indoor season. …

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