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Oregon volleyball matures after two-week road trip

Freshman student-athlete Lindsey Vander Weide begins the “student” portion of her college career this week. Unlike most of her classmates, Vander Weide has already been hard at work on Oregon’s campus since the beginning of August. During that time, Vander Weide met with her 14 teammates who comprise the Oregon volleyball team and began …

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What to know in Oregon fall sports

With the 2015 athletic season underway and seven Oregon teams in action, there’s no shortage when it comes to sports. Although some Oregon fans might think the world is over after the football team’s blowout loss Saturday night, there’s still plenty of optimism to be had regarding other sports. Here’s a breakdown …

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No. 18 Oregon volleyball falls to No. 14 Arizona in straight sets

Despite a thrilling win over Oregon State on Sunday, No. 18 Oregon volleyball was unable to keep its mojo going this afternoon against No. 14 Arizona and lost in straight sets. The loss in Arizona dropped the Ducks record to 7-4 (1-1 Pac-12.) The Ducks came out strong in the opening set …

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No. 18 Oregon volleyball begins Pac-12 play with 3-1 victory over Oregon State

After cruising through the first two sets, the No. 18 Oregon (7-3, 1-0 Pac-12) volleyball team seemed to have the third, and potential final, set in control with a 21-18 lead. As with any rivalry, the match is never over till it’s over. Oregon State (2-9, 0-1 Pac-12) rallied to …

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Oregon volleyball ends road trip with win over Texas State

Oregon ended its two-week road trip to begin the 2015 season with a straight-set victory over Texas State on Tuesday night. The No. 12 Ducks defeated the Bobcats by scores of 25-22, 25-16 and 25-19 to improve to 6-3 on the season as they head into Pac-12 play. The Ducks got …

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Oregon volleyball drops third straight match to Texas-San Antonio

After starting the season with five straight victories, the Ducks suffered their third consecutive defeat with a 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 25-19 and 25-23) loss to Texas-San Antonio, Monday evening in San Antonio, Texas. Oregon was looking to rebound after losses to Texas and Nebraska, two teams tied at No. 4 in …

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Oregon volleyball falls in five sets to No. 4 Nebraska

Five days ago, Oregon volleyball rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win three straight sets and defeat George Washington. Although it was a great team effort for the Ducks, it was a rough night for the Colonials. Fast forward to Saturday and the Ducks were involved in another comeback effort, but this …

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Oregon Volleyball falls to No. 4 Florida for first loss of the season

Facing a nationally ranked team for the first time this year, the No. 11 Oregon Ducks fell flat against the No. 4 Florida Gators. It was their first game of the Vert Challenge in Austin, Texas. The Ducks were outplayed by the Gators in the straight-set loss by scores of …

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Oregon volleyball remains perfect after east coast swing

The Oregon volleyball team continued its two week road trip with a swing through Brooklyn, New York and Washington D.C.  The Ducks defeated LIU-Brooklyn 3-1 on Monday evening then came from behind to remain perfect on the season with a 3-2 win over George Washington on Tuesday night. Oregon 3 – …

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Oregon volleyball opens season with victory over Temple

Between Martenne Bettendorf and Lindsey Vander Weide, it’s hard to tell which player is the true freshman and which is the all-American in her senior year. Bettendorf picked up right where she left off in last year’s all-american campaign with 13 kills, while Vander Weide added 12 kills as a …

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The post-Liz Brenner era begins with the addition of five new recruits for Oregon volleyball

With the loss of Liz Brenner and other graduating seniors, Oregon volleyball head coach Jim Moore has brought on five new recruits for the upcoming season.

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Oregon sand volleyball drops final two matches of the year

The Oregon sand volleyball team wrapped up its season Friday in Boise with losses to Boise St. and No. 10 Arizona. Oregon finished the season 2-6 in its second year involved with the sport. The Ducks’ lone victory of the day came against the Broncos when the No. 4 team …

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Q/A: Oregon sand volleyball coach Stacy Metro on Boise St. Tournament, win over the Beavers

Head coach Stacy Metro gives her feedback on the Ducks’ win over Oregon state and what more to come towards the end of the sand volleyball season. The Ducks compete for their last game of the season tomorrow at the Boise State tournament.

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Oregon sand volleyball defeats Oregon State in inaugural Civil War

The Oregon sand volleyball team took down Oregon State in the first sand volleyball Civil War match in history Tuesday night, 3-2. It marks the second straight win for the Ducks, who conclude their season this weekend in Boise. Frankie Shebby and Natalie Bookout Gonzalez won their fifth consecutive match …

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Two sand volleyball pairs help Ducks to their first win of the season

Victories from sand volleyball duos, Marine Hall-Poirier and Roni LaPierre and Frankie Shebby and Natalie Bookout Gonzalez, helped lead the Ducks to their first win of the season two weekends ago at the Stanford Tournament.

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Oregon sand volleyball wins final match of Stanford Tournament

The Oregon sand volleyball program picked up its first win of the season in the final match of the Stanford Tournament in Palo Alto, California. After losing its first match 2-3 to California, the Ducks battled back to defeat Cal Poly 3-2 and improve to 1-3 on the season. Match …

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Oregon sand volleyball drops matches to Stanford, St. Mary’s in Stanford Invitational

The Oregon sand volleyball team lost both of its matches Friday, eact by the score of 3-2, against Stanford and St. Mary’s during the first day of the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, California. Against the Cardinal, Oregon scored points from its team of Natalie Bookout Gonzalez and Frankie Shebby, as …

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Oregon sand volleyball get shutout by Washington

In its first dual meet of the season, the Oregon san volleyball team were shutout against Washington, falling 5-0 in Portland Saturday morning. The Ducks got behind early after the first two matches. Oregon’s Taylor Agost and Chelsey Keoho lost 21-12, 21-14 in match No. 4. UO’s Frankie Shebby teamed up with …

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Oregon sand volleyball heads to Portland in first dual meet of short season

In its first dual meet of the season, the Oregon sand volleyball team will travel to Portland, where the Ducks earned two of their three wins last season. Oregon will square off against Washington at the Eastmoreland Courts in Portland tomorrow at 11 a.m. “We’re pretty excited to play,” head …

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Sand volleyball team looks to improve in second season

Entering its second year of existence, the Oregon sand volleyball team is looking to take the next step into being a contender after a dismal opening season. The Ducks finished last year with a 3-8 record but with an experienced returning roster, optimism is high out on the sand, according …

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Kostecka: Future remains bright for Oregon Volleyball after the departure of Liz Brenner

While Liz Brenner may go down as one of the best volleyball players in the history of Oregon athletics, losing Brenner will be anything but detrimental to next year’s volleyball team. Yes, Oregon is losing a former All-Conference and All-American player in Brenner, whose intangibles far exceed what anybody outside …

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Oregon volleyball: Martenne Bettendorf receives All-America honors

Martenne Bettendorf was named to the Third Team All-America team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Wednesday. The junior outside hitter led Oregon in kills per set (3.52) and finished third on the team in blocks (0.73 per set). Bettendorf was also featured on the All-Pac-12 team, as well as …

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As Oregon volleyball falls in Sweet 16, its rising stars emerge

Oregon volleyball ended its season Friday in Minneapolis with a four-set loss to No. 7 North Carolina in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament. The Ducks played well enough to win but were unable to close out the early sets. The Tar Heels, who rank second in the …

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Oregon volleyball: Ducks fall to North Carolina in regional semifinals

The Oregon volleyball season came to a close Friday night at the NCAA regional semifinals in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The No. 10 seed Ducks lost in four sets to No. 7 seed North Carolina 25-23,25-22, 23-25, 25-16. Oregon opened the match on with a 14-9 run, but the Tar Heels closed …

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Oregon defeats LSU 3-1 to stay alive in the NCAA Tournament

Oregon is going to the round of 16. One year after being bounced in the second round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament, the Ducks have now improved upon that finish by defeating LSU 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-20, 25-20) in the second round of this year’s tournament. Oregon will fly to …

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Oregon volleyball hits its stride in one-sided NCAA tournament opener

No. 10 seeded Oregon (22-9) volleyball dismantled Santa Clara (22-10) in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday in straight sets. Not a fan in the packed Matthew Knight Arena was nervous as the Ducks trailed only once in the match, during the third and final set of …

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Taylor Agost coming on strong at the right time for Oregon

Heading into the season, incoming freshman Taylor Agost was the “bell of the ball” within the Ducks’ recruiting class. Agost starred at Clackamas High School in Happy Valley, Oregon before going to Oregon this fall as the No. 17 ranked player in the nation. Not only was Agost the highest …

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