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After resignations from UO, Jim Moore and Stacy Metro will coach high school volleyball at Churchill

Nearly four months after Oregon volleyball head coach Jim Moore and assistant coach Stacy Metro resigned amid allegations of mistreatment, Moore’s wife, The Register-Guard reports Moore and Metro will take on new coaching jobs at Churchill High School. Moore coached the Ducks to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances in 12 seasons, which included an appearance …

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No. 20 Oregon volleyball flexes its depth in sweep of No. 10 Washington State

Oregon volleyball played against one of the best defensive teams in the nation on Sunday in No. 10 Washington State, but it was the Ducks who looked more complete team. The Ducks sent Washington State packing after a three-set sweep (25-21, 25-10, 25-14). Coming off a frustrating loss to No. 8 …

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No. 20 Oregon volleyball swept by No. 8 Washington

The No. 20 Oregon Ducks knew that hosting the No. 8 Washington Huskies would be no easy test, and the visitors from Seattle proved that point. Washington took control early on in the match, but Oregon did not have any plans to let its rivals take an easy route to …

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Jolie Rasmussen on the way up for Oregon volleyball

Freshman Jolie Rasmussen has stepped onto the court and into the spotlight for Oregon volleyball this season. Rasmussen comes from a volleyball family – her father, mother and sister all played at the collegiate level. Now, Rasmussen is taking on the Pac-12. The Ducks opened up the 2016-17 season against then-ranked No. …

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Oregon volleyball sweeps Oregon State in Pac-12 opener

Oregon volleyball swept the Oregon State Beavers its opening match of Pac-12 play to continue the Ducks’ win streak, which now sits at eight games. Oregon got off to a quick start, earning a 9-3 lead that forced Oregon State to take a timeout. The margin increased to 11-3 until the …

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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 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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Oregon volleyball opens the NCAA Tournament as the No. 10 seed

A week and a half ago, the Oregon volleyball team looked to be in prime position to be selected as one of the top-16 seeds of the upcoming NCAA tournament. One of the major benefits to being nominated as a top-16 team is that the team would be able to stay …

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No. 13 Oregon loses first Civil War match-up since 2011

No. 13 Oregon volleyball will enter the NCAA tournament on a two-game losing streak after falling convincingly to rival Oregon State in four sets. The Ducks, who lead the all-time Civil War series 69-43-1, are in the hunt for home court advantage in the postseason, while Oregon State is fighting …

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No. 14 Oregon volleyball sweeps No. 17 UCLA in revenge match

No. 14 Oregon volleyball dominated No. 17 UCLA in straight sets behind superb defense and a balanced attack on Friday at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks got their revenge against a tough Bruins team that stifled them in four sets earlier this season in Los Angeles. The Ducks tested a …

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Oregon volleyball can’t close out Stanford

No. 12 Oregon couldn’t close out No. 1 Stanford as the Ducks dropped in straight sets 25-23, 25-21, 25-21 on Sunday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena. Oregon (17-5, 7-5) did everything it could to stick with the Cardinal (22-0, 12-0) throughout the match, managing ties at 23-23 in the first …

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Amanda Benson’s trip to China helps enhance her game

It’s pretty good to be Amanda Benson these days. After being picked to the Pac-12 freshman team last year and leading all freshmen in the nation with 4.61 digs per set, Benson has elevated her play throughout her sophomore season and helped lead the Ducks to a No. 11 national …

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Jim Moore becomes Oregon’s winningest coach as Ducks sweep Beavers in Civil War

It was quite the night for Oregon head coach Jim Moore. After swearing that setting Oregon’s career win record wouldn’t mean a thing to him, coach Moore kept his word when the Ducks defeated rival Oregon State 3-0 (25-22, 27-25, 25-19) to remain unbeaten at 11-0 on the season and …

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Oregon volleyball ends season on a disappointing note

As the confetti fell in the KFC Yum! Center and the Oregon Ducks watched the Texas Longhorns celebrate winning the 2012 national championship in front of over 16,000 people, there were no noticeable tears from the Oregon players. Instead, the looks were that of disappointment and maybe even more appropriately …

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Oregon volleyball loses in title game to Texas

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Oregon volleyball team lost in the NCAA national title game to the Texas Longhorns in straight sets on Saturday evening. The Ducks did not play well and simply had no answer for the Texas offensive attack which was led by tournament MVP Bailey Webster, who …

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Live from the KFC Yum! Center: Oregon swept by Texas in national championship

Oregon and Texas’s women’s volleyball teams play for the national championship at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.  Oregon beat Penn State 3-1 on Thursday in the Ducks first ever appearance in the Final Four while Texas ended the Cinderella run of the unranked Michigan Wolverines in a five set …

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Jim Moore, Oregon volleyball sits down for last press conference before national championship game

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Oregon Ducks volleyball team had their final press conference Friday afternoon before they take on the Texas Longhorns tomorrow night at 4 p.m. PST to see who will be crowned national champions. Seated at the podium with head coach Jim Moore were three Oregon seniors who …

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Oregon volleyball enjoys first thirty-win season in 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For the first time in program history, the University of Oregon volleyball team has recorded a thirty-win season and is headed to the national championship. In addition to the Ducks recording this accomplishment, the same can be said for head coach Jim Moore, who in his 23 …

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Ducks realize tonight is behind them, now shift focus to Texas

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For the first time in program history, the Oregon Ducks volleyball team is headed to the NCAA National Championship. Coming off an impressive 3-1 victory over top-seeded Big 10 Champion Penn State, the Ducks have earned the right to battle the Texas Longhorns on Saturday night at …

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Oregon volleyball beats Penn State, advances to face Texas in championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — No. 5 Oregon defeated No. 1 Penn State 3-1 on Thursday and are now headed to their first National Championship game in program history for a match against the Texas Longhorns on Saturday night. The Ducks had a balanced attack against Penn State with Liz Brenner leading …

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Oregon volleyball advances to first Elite 8 in program history

The Oregon Ducks volleyball team is headed to their first Elite 8 in program history after defeating the BYU Cougars 3-1 in Omaha on Friday afternoon. Liz Brenner lead the squad with 26 kills in a match the Ducks appeared to be in control of for the large majority. @@[email protected]@ …

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Alaina Bergsma and Liz Brenner push Ducks to round of 16 in NCAA Tournament

The Ducks came away with another impressive straight set victory over the Dayton Flyers tonight, advancing to round of 16 in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Strong offensive production was the key for the Ducks tonight as they continue their pursuit for an NCAA title. @@http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=500&[email protected]@ By knocking off the Flyers, …

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Oregon volleyball prepares to take on Dayton Flyers in NCAA Tournament

After easily dispatching the Northern Colorado Bears in straight sets last night in the opening round of the NCAA volleyball tournament, the Ducks are back at it tonight and will take on the Dayton Flyers in the round of 32. The Ducks made quick work of Northern Colorado last night, …

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Oregon volleyball prepares to take on Northern Colorado in first round of NCAA tournament.

The Oregon Ducks volleyball team will take their No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament and face off against Northern Colorado University at 8 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena. The Bears are currently riding a five-game win streak that helped secure them the Big Sky Championship over Idaho State last …

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No. 6 Oregon volleyball sweeps No. 7 UCLA on Senior Night

No. 6 Oregon volleyball defeated the No. 7 UCLA Bruins 3-0 in straight sets on Friday night at Matthew Knight Arena in their final regular season game at home. Alaina Bergsma led the team with 18 kills and setter Lauren Plum had an effective match with 37 assists. The Ducks …

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Oregon volleyball bounces back to defeat WSU 3-1

No. 4 Oregon bounced back from a heartbreaking, five-set overtime loss to Washington on Friday night by defeating the Washington State Cougars 3-1 in Pullman, Wash., on Saturday. Alaina [email protected]@[email protected]@ led all players with 32 kills in the match and Lauren [email protected]@[email protected]@ accrued 64 assists to help the Ducks dismantle …

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No. 2 Ducks fall to unranked California in five sets

Tonight just wasn’t the Ducks’ night. From the get-go, the Ducks were fighting from behind and this came as a surprise as they were heavily favored against the unranked California Golden Bears who came to steal a game from the No. 2-ranked Ducks. It was simply a rough start for …

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Paskal: How far can Oregon volleyball go?

The American Volleyball Coaches Association released their weekly poll of collegiate volleyball teams and the Oregon Ducks once again found themselves slotted at No. 2, tying their highest ranking in program history. The Ducks are now only ranked behind Stanford, the only team that has managed to defeat them this …

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No. 2 Oregon volleyball remains undefeated after two sweeps in home stand

The Oregon volleyball team is in rare air this year. Still undefeated and boasting a No. 2 ranking in the country for the first time in program history, the Ducks (13-0 overall, 4-0 Pac-12) continued their winning ways with two sweeps this weekend at Matthew Knight Arena. On Friday night, …

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