VB: Oregon’s weekend ends with disappointing sweep versus Washington

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)

Post-Match Audio

Head Coach Matt Ulmer

Oregon Becomes Bowl Eligible with 48-28 Victory Over Khalil Tate and Wildcats

With two weeks to prepare for Khalil Tate and the Arizona Wildcats, the Oregon Ducks improved to 6-5 and became bowl eligible with a dominant 48-28 victory on Saturday at Autzen Stadium. Arizona, the leading rushing team in the Pac-12 Conference was held nearly 200 yards under its average on the season with 171 yards on the ground Saturday against the Ducks. Coming into Saturday, Tate averaged over 160 rush yards per game and the Ducks held him to just 32 yards on the ground. In Justin Herbert’s return, the Oregon offense looked more like its dynamic self, scoring 48 points (28 in the first half and 20 in the second half). Herbert rushed for a 40-yard score and also threw for 235 yards and a touchdown. Royce Freeman became Oregon’s all-time points scored and total touchdowns leader with his first of four rushing scores in the first quarter. It was Freeman’s third-career four-touchdown game and second of the 2017 season. Up next for Oregon is the Civil War versus Oregon State on November 25 at 4:00 p.m. at Autzen Stadium. Below are game stories and full postgame interviews.

POSTGAME STORIES

Justin Herbert’s Return Revives Oregon’s Rushing Attack (by Cameron Derby)

Ducks’ Defense Swarms Khalil Tate and Arizona (by Naveed Habibelahian)

POSTGAME INTERVIEWS

Willie Taggart

Charles Nelson, Troy Dye, and Jacob Breeland

Royce Freeman, Justin Herbert, and Jake Hanson

Dillon Mitchell, Tony Brooks-James, and Ugo Amadi

Henry Mondeaux