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Ducks drop pairs, team competition on opening days of Pac-12 Championships

The first two days of the inaugural Pac-12 beach volleyball championships weren’t kind to the Oregon Ducks. During the opening day on Thursday, the Ducks dropped both pairs matches. Then on Friday, Oregon lost to top-ranked USC, 5-0. “This is a great event. Obviously with our results yesterday and this …

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Beach volleyball heads south for inaugural Pac-12 Championships

When beach volleyball became an NCAA sport last fall, it came with a few perks. One of those will come starting Thursday in Los Angeles at the inaugural Pac-12 Championships. Eight Pac-12 teams will compete in the events, first in a pairs then a team competition. “I think it’ll be great …

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Ducks complete regular season with loss to Washington

In the final regular season match of the 2016 season, the Oregon Ducks beach volleyball team fell 3-2 to Washington in Seattle. Oregon now falls to 2-8 on the season. The program will compete in the inaugural Pac-12 Championships in Los Angeles beginning April 28. Against the Huskies, Oregon found itself …

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NCAA certification brings change in attitude to Oregon beach volleyball

Kacey Nady knows Oregon beach volleyball’s history well. It’s her third year with the team. But this year is certainly different, due to the sport earning NCAA designation. “We always have been competitive, but it definitely takes it to another level,” Nady said. “Just the word NCAA is a big deal. We’re …

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Ducks knock off Stanford, stumble against St. Mary’s

The Oregon beach volleyball team won’t soon forget its performance on Sunday. Up against Stanford in the final of six matches in the Bay Area, Oregon beat the Cardinal for the first time in school history, 3-2. The win broke a five-match losing streak for the Ducks (2-8). In the morning …

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Beach volleyball drops two more matches to California and Arizona State

On the opening day of the Stanford Tournament, the Oregon beach volleyball team dropped matches to California and Arizona State. The Ducks have now fallen to 1-6 on the season. Oregon lost 5-0 to California in the first match of the day before losing 3-2 to Arizona State to round …

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Oregon comes up empty against Cal, Santa Clara

The Oregon beach volleyball team lost the two opening matches of its weekend in the Bay Area on Friday. The Ducks fell 5-0 to No. 16 California and 4-1 to Santa Clara to drop to 1-4 on the season. Oregon’s lone point of the day came via the duo of Kacey Nady and …

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Frankie Shebby no longer with Oregon volleyball following alleged academic issue

Outside hitter Frankie Shebby is no longer on the Oregon volleyball team and has a full release to transfer, an Oregon athletic spokesman confirmed Monday. Shebby said she was released from the program for violating an academic contract she signed after her freshman year. Shebby said her grades were at “rock bottom” …

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Beach volleyball sweeps Portland for first win

The Oregon beach volleyball team bounced back from two losses on Saturday to pick up its first win of the 2016 season, a 5-0 sweep of Portland on Sunday afternoon. Oregon took all five matches from the Pilots to improve to 1-2 on the season after the first weekend of play. …

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Beach volleyball drops season-opening matches to Stanford and Boise State

In its first two matches to open the 2016 season, the Oregon beach volleyball team came up empty. The Ducks dropped matches to Stanford and Boise State on Saturday in Portland. Oregon lost 3-2 to Stanford in the season-opening match, then 4-1 to Boise State. Against Stanford, the Ducks fell …

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Beach volleyball preps for third season under Coach Stacy Metro

Earlier this month while putting her team through the preseason paces, Oregon beach volleyball coach Stacy Metro took a moment to reflect with assistant coach Matt Ulmer. “We’re lightyears better than we were two years ago,” Metro said. Ulmer agreed, but exactly how that’ll translate to the upcoming season remains to be …

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Oregon volleyball’s season comes to end after first round exit in NCAA tourney

On a cold winter night in Madison, Wisconsin, the Oregon volleyball team’s season came to an end. After a late season surge into the NCAA tournament, the Ducks were matched up with No. 6 Wisconsin in the first round of the tournament. Even though Oregon showed lots of fight, the …

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Oregon volleyball falls to Wisconsin in first round of NCAA Tournament

The Ducks were defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers in Madison Thursday night, in a fashion resembling the season on the whole — hopeful, but rocky. Oregon lost 3-1 in its final match of the season, 25-18, 21-25, 25-21, 25-19. The Ducks finished with a 16-14 record after an end-of-season-surge earned them an NCAA Tournament bid. …

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Preview: Oregon volleyball to take on No. 6 Wisconsin in first round of NCAA tournament

The Ducks received an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament Sunday and will take on No. 6 Wisconsin in the first round of tournament play. The Badgers went 26-4 this season, while Oregon only managed to go just 16-13. This means the Ducks must bring their A-game this Thursday if …

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Two Ducks earn All-Pac 12 volleyball honors

After finishing the regular season with a 16-13 record and earning an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, it was announced Tuesday morning that two Oregon volleyball players have earned all-conference honors.  Standout freshman Lindsey Vander Weide was selected to the all-conference first team, as well as the all-freshman team. An outside …

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Amanda Benson earns first career Pac-12 weekly honor

Oregon volleyball’s Amanda Benson earned her first career Pac-12 honor on Monday. Benson was named the conference’s defensive player of the week after averaging 5.50 digs per set in Oregon’s 3-0 wins over Arizona State and Oregon State t0 finish the season. She had a service ace and 13 digs against …

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Oregon qualifies for NCAA tournament, will face No. 6 seed Wisconsin in opener

As the regular season draws to a close, the Oregon volleyball team can finally breathe easy. It was announced during the NCAA selection show that the Ducks (16-13) have earned their fifth-straight trip to the NCAA tournament. They received an at-large bid and will face the Wisconsin Badgers (26-4) for the …

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Oregon wins on senior night, now awaits word from NCAA selection committee

As the Oregon football team found out Friday afternoon, rivalry matchups are never a sure-win affair, no matter the perceived quality of the opponent. The Oregon volleyball team learned the same lesson Friday evening, but still managed to escape unscathed as it defeated a pesky Oregon State squad in straight sets. It improved …

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Pac-12 analyst Dain Blanton shares thoughts, predictions for Oregon volleyball’s final regular season games

Coming off an upset of UCLA followed by a loss to Washington, the Oregon Ducks (14-13, 8-10) are preparing for their final two matches of the season this week. First will be a battle against Arizona State, followed by a must-win game against Oregon State. Although the Beavers have had …

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Taylor Agost thrives in Oregon volleyball’s new offense

Oregon volleyball’s new 6-2 offense set off Taylor Agost in recent matches. The sophomore is hitting around .300 each match, and plans to keep that percentage steady.

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Oregon Volleyball falls to No. 2 Washington, has two ‘must win’ matches remaining

Oregon volleyball didn’t need a win on Friday to keep their tournament hopes alive, but it certainly would have helped. With the season coming down to the wire, the Ducks were hoping for an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. Tonight’s match at Matthew Knight Arena against the No. 2 Washington Huskies …

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Frankie Shebby shines in Oregon volleyball’s crucial win over Washington State

After completing the upset against UCLA last week, Ducks volleyball kept its NCAA tournament hopes alive with a win over Washington State on Wednesday night. Oregon took down the Cougars in four sets, 25-20, 25-23, 17-25, 25-17. The win was a crucial first step for the Ducks, who struggled to finish …

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Oregon volleyball hopes to secure NCAA tournament bid in crucial homestretch

Although the postseason for NCAA volleyball doesn’t begin until Dec. 3, the Oregon volleyball team must take an every-game-is-a-postseason-game approach in order to earn a tournament berth. Due to some serious struggles in Pac-12 play and the inability to finish out close matches throughout the season, the Ducks are now on the …

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Oregon volleyball adds four new recruits for next year

Last Wednesday, Oregon volleyball announced its newest recruits for the 2016 season which consists of four new players; two from California, one from Arizona and the final from Washington. The new players will add some dimension to Oregon’s front line with an outside hitter, a middle, a right side and …

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Oregon volleyball upsets No.9 UCLA

Oregon volleyball stormed the UCLA court Thursday night after the Ducks pulled an upset of the No.9 rank with a fifth set win over the Bruins 17-25, 25-17, 27-25, 23-25, 15-12. With the Bruins catching up in the final set, libero Amanda Benson popped up an assist to Martenne Bettendorf …

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Oregon volleyball falls to No. 2 USC, continues to struggle late in sets

The Oregon Ducks fell to the University of Southern California Trojans in straight sets for the second time this season Wednesday. Oregon is now 12-11 and in danger of missing the NCAA tournament. Similar to the first time they met this year, the Ducks showed that they could keep pace with the …

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