Oregon arguably had their biggest challenge yet as the season has just begun to unravel. The Ducks defeated the Ball State Cardinals Sunday night in Matthew Knight Arena, 95-71. The Cardinals were projected to finish second in the Mid-Atlantic Conference and showed their talent early. Yet, the new influx of talent, regarding Elijah Brown and Mikyle McIntosh, have assisted Payton Pritchard in continuing the success this program is known for. The Ducks now stand with a record of 4-0 and will prepare for the Phil Knight Invitational in which the Ducks will face the UCONN Huskies on Thanksgiving night at 6 p.m.
Game Story (by Drake Hills)
Oregon lost to Washington for the second time this season Sunday afternoon. The Huskies, this time, beat the Ducks in straight sets (25-22, 25-19, 26-24). It was a defensive battle as Washington hit .211 and Oregon hit .185. Leading the way for the Huskies was outside hitter Kara Bajema, who had 14 kills. She was also the only Husky in double figures in kills. Setters Bailey Tanner and Jade Finau combined for 40 total assists. For the Ducks, Taylor Agost was their top offensive performer with 11 kills on 32 swings with four errors. The loss dropped Oregon to 16-10 (9-9 in Pac-12). Oregon closes out the season with senior night against USC and a road civil war match against Oregon State.
Match Story (by: Austin Cracraft)
Head Coach Matt Ulmer