VB: Oregon Volleyball Bounces Back To Win Three Straight Sets To Beat UCLA

For the second time this season, Oregon came back to win the match after losing the first set. Last time, it was September 22nd as the Ducks took town Washington State in five sets, except Sunday afternoon it only took four stets for the #16 Oregon Ducks to take down #22 UCLA,¬†21-25, 25-14, 25-16, 27-25. Sunday afternoon’s performance required four Oregon players to record double doubles- the first time this season. Oregon held the Bruins to a .077 hitting percentage and out-killed the Bruins 56-41. UO outscored the Bruins 50-30 in sets two and three, largely due to excellent blocking. The Ducks had 15 total team blocks compared to UCLA’s seven. Oregon will have to regroup quickly as they travel to take on the Bay Area schools, beginning Thursday at 8 pm with a bout with the Pac 12’s best Stanford Cardinal.

Match Story: (By: Bill Braker)

Post Game Interviews 

Head Coach Matt Ulmer and Ronika Stone

Middle Blocker Ronika Stone

VB | USC Takes Control In Set Three To Sweep Oregon

The Oregon Ducks were swept at the hands of the USC Trojans Friday night for the fourth time this season and the first time since September 30. The Trojans and Ducks were neck and neck through the first two sets, but USC used some late set magic to take the first set 30-28 and win the second set 25-23. Both teams were nearly identical in the hitting percentage as the Trojans hit .297, while Oregon hit .272. The difference were service aces as USC outscored Oregon 8-4 in that category and won the points that mattered most. USC was in control all of the third set winning 25-17. Oregon falls to 15-8 and 8-5 in conference and will look to bounce back as they take on UCLA Sunday at noon.

Game Story (By: Bill Braker)

Post-Game Audio

Head Coach Matt Ulmer