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No. 14 Oregon volleyball upset at Utah

The No. 14 Oregon Ducks (12-6, 5-3 Pac-12) were upset by the unranked Utah Utes (11-8, 3-5 Pac-12) in four sets (22-25, 18-25, 26-24, 23-25) on Sunday in Salt Lake City. The Ducks started the match without three of their starters, Brooke Nuneviller, Brooke Van Sickle and Willow Johnson, due …

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August Raskie’s triple-double secures 3-1 win for Oregon volleyball at Colorado

Despite a rocky second set with extra-points and a third-set blow out by Colorado, No. 14 Oregon recovered in the fourth to take the match 3-1 (25-19, 32-30, 14-25 and 25-16). The Ducks are now 5-2 in conference play and the win was also their third consecutive on the road. …

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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’ …

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No. 20 Oregon upsets No. 12 USC in sweep

Maybe it was the leftover momentum from Friday’s sweep over No. 17 UCLA. Maybe it was junior transfer, Taylor Borup — who recorded her first Pac-12 start and a team-high 13 kills in Friday’s match. Whatever the case may be, the No. 20 Oregon Ducks concluded their Los Angeles road …

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No. 20 Oregon volleyball upsets No. 17 UCLA 3-0

Coming off back-to-back losses against Arizona and Arizona State at home, No. 20 Oregon volleyball (10-5) swept No. 17 UCLA 3-0 on the road in Los Angeles on Friday night with set scores of 25-21, 25-18 and 25-23. Junior outside hitter and transfer from North Carolina, Taylor Borup, led the …

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Oregon volleyball drops eight spots in AVCA Poll after losing two upset home matches

After dropping both its home matches this weekend, the Oregon volleyball team dropped eight spots in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll to No. 20. The Ducks suffered an upset loss against then-ranked No. 24 Arizona on Friday in a five-set match, before being swept by the Arizona State …

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Oregon volleyball falls to Arizona State for second straight home loss

For a brief moment, it looked like an Oregon rally. The Ducks were up 17-14, attempting to push the match into a fourth set after dropping the first two. But back-to-back kills from Arizona State’s Alyse Ford propelled the set to a tie at 19 and after winning a ball …

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No. 12 Oregon volleyball upset by No. 24 Arizona 3-2

Four days after a five set thriller against No. 22 Washington State, No. 12 Oregon found themselves in a similar predicament, but this time there was a different outcome. Oregon (9-4) was upset by the  No. 24 Arizona Wildcats (13-2) 3-2 (25-23, 16-25, 25-23, 22-25, 16-14) Friday. The Wildcats did beat …

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Oregon volleyball’s newest defensive anchor

When Brooke Nuneviller was 7 years old, her mom, Beth, asked her if she wanted to play club volleyball. The first thing Nuneviller said was, “Oh yes, mom. I want to play.” Beth asked Nuneviller again, wanting to make sure she was positive about playing — given her lack of …

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No. 12 Oregon volleyball defeats No. 22 Washington State 3-2

Three days after a 3-1 victory over Oregon State, the No. 12 Oregon volleyball team (8-3) returned to action, defeating to the No. 22 Washington State Cougars (9-2) 3-2 (22-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 15-12) Sunday. Despite hitting .362 and only making 10 errors as a team on Thursday, the Ducks …

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No. 12 Oregon volleyball puts away Oregon State in Pac-12 season opener

Despite a rocky second set, No. 12 Oregon (7-3) beat Oregon State (10-2) in both team’s first Pac-12 conference match with scores of 25-12, 23-25, 25-14 and 25-15. Head Coach Matt Ulmer said he thought senior setter August Raskie had her best match since she’s been at Oregon, with five …

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Oregon volleyball defeats Hawaii twice to end non-conference play 7-3.

The No. 12 Oregon Ducks finished their non-conference play in the state of Hawaii with back-to-back wins over the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine. Oregon (7-3) swept Hawaii Thursday night with set wins of 25-18, 25-23 and 25-22. The Rainbow Wahine (4-5) gave the Ducks a run for their money, pushing Oregon …

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Oregon moves up in AVCA poll, Nuneviller earns Pac-12 weekly honor

After taking down the No.1-ranked Minnesota Gophers, the Oregon Ducks moved up six spots to No. 12 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association coaches’ poll. In addition, Oregon freshman libero Brooke Nuneviller earned Pac-12 freshman of the week, recording a total of 44 digs throughout the team’s two top-5 matches …

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Oregon splits Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge, highlighted by upset win

With the program’s first victory over a No. 1-ranked opponent in six years, the Oregon Ducks came out even in the first year of the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge. In their last matches against top-ranked opponents for this preseason, the No. 18 Ducks (5-3) ended the weekend with an upset win …

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Oregon volleyball finishes Oregon Classic with swift sweep over Arkansas-Pine Bluff

This weekend, Oregon volleyball needed a confidence boost after losing both its matches at the VERT Challenge in Nebraska. “When you open up in a tournament like the VERT challenge it shows you what you need to work on,” head coach Matt Ulmer said. “You’re playing the best teams and …

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Oregon volleyball sweeps Utah Valley and Long Beach State

Five days after a dominant 3-0 win over Portland State to kick off the home-campaign, the No. 18 Oregon volleyball team returned to action Friday, hosting Utah Valley and Long Beach State in the Oregon Classic. The Ducks defeated Utah Valley 25-16, 25-23, 25-12 to clinch their first match of …

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Ducks clinch first season-victory in home opener

Oregon redshirt sophomore Brooke Van Sickle stepped out to serve. She bounced the ball a handful of times before serving it across the net. Moments later, Ronika Stone found the kill. Van Sickle served again. This time a service ace tied Oregon with Portland State at 5-5. Another serve form …

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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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