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Beach volleyball’s season ends with losses to Utah and Arizona State in Pac-12 Championships

For their final performance of the season, the Oregon Ducks made their way to Stanford, California, in hopes of earning their first ever win in the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship. But Oregon’s time in the championship would end just like its previous two seasons: winless. The Ducks (2-10, 0-3) capped …

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Ducks end regular season with a winless weekend at Pac-12 North Invitational

After their redeeming win over Portland last weekend, the Ducks ended the regular season with a disappointing performance at the Pac-12 North Invitational Oregon (2-8, 0-2) lost all four of its matches this weekend, by the score of 0-5 in each, against No. 14 Stanford, No. 13 California, Washington and No. …

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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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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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BYU sweeps Oregon in second round of NCAA Tournament, ends Ducks’ season

The last time Oregon battled the BYU Cougars was in Sweet 16 round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The Ducks won, 3-1, and saw a run to the national title match. Five years later, on their home-court, the Cougars got their redemption. No. 13-seed BYU (30-2) beat the Ducks (18-12) …

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Oregon advances to second round of NCAA Tournament with sweep of Kennesaw State

The Ducks started out slow but eventually swept the Kennesaw State Owls 3-0 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday in Provo, Utah. Taylor Agost led the Oregon (18-11) with 11 kills while Lindsey Vander Weide and Jolie Rasmussen each added seven. Ronika Stone had nine block …

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NCAA Tournament Preview: Oregon faces Atlantic-Sun conference champs Kennesaw State in first round

There have been many reasons for Oregon to celebrate this season. Beginning with a seven-match winning streak, a No. 8 ranking in the AVCA, and Maggie Scott’s 3,000th assist, the Ducks concluded conference play with two All-Team Pac-12 players and earned their seventh straight ticket to the NCAA Tournament. And …

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Ulmer receives extension through 2021

Oregon volleyball head coach Matt Ulmer has received a contract extension to remain head coach of the team, Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens announced on Thursday in a press release. “Matt brings tremendous energy to our volleyball program, and he has created a positive and successful culture for our student-athletes …

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Oregon to play Kennesaw State in first round of NCAA Tournament

Oregon volleyball (17-11) will begin its program’s 15th NCAA Tournament appearance and seventh in a row, as they take on Kennesaw State (21-4) in the first round in Provo, Utah, on Friday at 3 p.m. PT. In head coach Matt Ulmer’s first season at the helm, Ducks finished 17-11 and …

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Oregon Volleyball beats the Oregon State Beavers in five sets, snaps losing streak

The Oregon Ducks beat the Oregon State Beavers in five sets to win the Civil War at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon, on Friday night in the regular season finale. Ronika Stone led the Ducks with 14 kills and Taylor Agost added 12. Willow Johnson and Lindsey Vander Weide each …

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USC spoils Oregon’s senior day with 3-1 win over Ducks

Oregon seniors Maggie Scott, Taylor Agost, Alex Hojnar and Marine Hall-Poirier stood on the court as their teammates sat below them. A video on the big screen showed highlights from each senior as head coach Matt Ulmer individually thanked each one for their hard work and dedication. “Taylor has powers …

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Oregon volleyball swept by Washington for third-straight loss

With two matches left in the season, No. 20 Oregon volleyball is heading in the wrong direction. The Ducks were swept by No. 10 Washington Huskies on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena for their third straight loss. “You’re going to take losses in our conference — that happens,” head coach …

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Ducks’ 22-game win streak in loss to Washington State

Ronika Stone dropped to the floor. She knelt, bringing her hands to her face to hide her immediate disappointment. Her swing had hit the Washington State back line and for all she knew, the match was over. Head coach Matt Ulmer, saw Stone on floor and threw up his challenge …

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No. 16 Oregon suffers five-set loss to Arizona

Coming off their three-set sweep over Arizona State on Friday, No. 16 Oregon fell to the Arizona in five sets with scores of 26-24, 25-16, 22-25, 21-25 and 13-15. The win ends an eight-game losing streak for Arizona (10-15, 4-12 Pac-12) and puts the Ducks at 16-8 overall and 9-7 in …

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Oregon volleyball sweeps Arizona State

The Ducks needed to bounce back after they were swept by No. 2 Stanford on Sunday. Oregon went on the road and beat the Arizona State Sun Devils on Thursday to collect their 10th sweep of the season. The Ducks have improved to 16-7 overall and 9-6 in the Pac-12. …

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Busy day for Oregon as National Signing Day early period opens Wednesday

Various Oregon athletic teams had multiple players make their commitment to the Ducks official on Wednesday. Here’s a look at those players: Volleyball Chandlar Duff: middle blocker from Grosse Pointe South High School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. The 6-foot-2 Michigan native played with Legacy Volleyball Club. Kylie Robinson: at No. 8 …

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Oregon volleyball gains commitments from three Under-Armour All-Americans

Oregon volleyball will add three Under Armour All-Americans to next year’s roster for the 2018 fall season, the most of any DI college. The  Ducks will add Karson Bacon, Brooke Nuneviller and Camryn Tastad. Bacon played in a total of 360 sets during her time as an outside hitter at …

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No. 16 Oregon falls to No. 2 Stanford in three-set sweep

No. 16 Oregon (15-7, 8-6 Pac-12) lost in a three-set sweep for the second time this season against defending national champions No. 2 Stanford (20-2, 13-0) Sunday at the Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif. The Cardinal beat the Ducks, 25-14, 25-18 and 25-14 to remain unbeaten in conference play. Stanford …

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No. 16 Oregon sweeps Cal, extends winning streak against Golden Bears to eight

No. 16 Oregon (15-6, 8-5 Pac-12) beat California (13-11, 4-9) for the eighth-straight time on Friday at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif. The victory against the Bears marks the fifth straight season sweep during the Oregon streak. Coming off their five-set loss in last week’s match against Colorado, Oregon is …

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Colorado snaps Oregon’s four-game win streak with Friday win

Oregon volleyball’s four-game winning streak came to an end after facing the Colorado Buffaloes on Friday night, suffering a loss in five sets, 25-17, 25-19, 17-25, 9-25, 15-10. Sophomore Jolie Rasmussen and Colorado’s Frankie Shebby, a former Duck, recorded 14 kills each. Sophomore Ronika Stone followed behind with 13, while …

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Maggie Scott sets the bar high for Oregon volleyball

When asked if there was one word to describe Oregon senior Maggie Scott’s attitude the moment she steps on the court, Zach Young, her high school volleyball coach, answered without hesitation. “Passionate,” Young said. The Oregon setter is in the midst of the final year of her career, and despite …

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No. 15 Oregon beats No. 12 Utah for fourth consecutive win

The No. 15 Oregon Ducks picked up a key victory with a 3-1 in over the No. 12 Utah Utes on Wednesday night at Matthew Knight Arena. Oregon (14-5, 7-4) is winners of four straight matches and currently sit in fourth place in the conference. “This was a match I’ve been …

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Oregon women’s tennis end ITA Northwest Regionals with historic win

Powerhouse duo senior Alyssa Tobita and junior Shweta Sangwan led Oregon women’s tennis into the ITA Northwest Regional Championships in Stanford as the top seeds and proved their ranking by the end of the weekend. With a bye in the first round after earning the No. 2 seed overall in …

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Oregon Volleyball sweeps Arizona State to win third consecutive match

The No. 15 Oregon Ducks swept the Arizona State Sun Devils at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday night to win their third match in a row. The win improved Oregon’s record to 13-5 and 6-4 in the Pac-12. It was the Sun Devils’ tenth loss in a row, leaving the …

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Taylor Agost is playing best volleyball of her collegiate career after taking on new role

In the past two weeks, Oregon senior Taylor Agost has set career-high records in four consecutive matches — all in a position she has not played since her senior year of high school. After Oregon’s matches against Colorado and No. 15 Utah in late September, head coach Matt Ulmer noticed …

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