Playing a late match on Thursday against the 14th ranked Washington Huskies, the Oregon Ducks(7-15, 3-10 Pac-12) lost in 3 sets to their northern rivals, 25-19, 26-24, then finally 25-20 in the deciding set. With tonight’s loss, Oregon has now lost 5 of their last 6 matches and are now 4-4 on the year while playing in Eugene.
Some standouts for the Ducks were Karson Bacon and Ronika Stone; Bacon compiled 6 kills and 4 blocks to go with a fantastic .545 hit percentage. Stone also put together some great numbers, with a team-leading 11 kills to go with 8 digs and a service ace. Despite the performance of those two, Oregon could not put together much of an offensive attack. As a team they only managed a .206 hit percentage, and struggled to get the close calls, something that Washington was able to do.
The Ducks play their next game in Eugene on Sunday against another Washington team, this time the #24 Wazzu Cougars. The match is scheduled to begin at 12 pm.
Game Story – Kent Williams