In a five set thriller, Oregon Volleyball beat Baylor. Both teams traded sets through the match before Oregon ultimately came away with the fifth set. The versatility of Oregon was on full display, especially from senior Lindsay Vander Weide who had 21 kills on 60 swings. The Ducks now await the winner of the match between South Carolina and Minnesota.
Head Coach Ryan McGuyre, Outside Hitter Yossiana Pressley, and Middle Blocker Shelly Fanning
Head Coach Matt Ulmer, Outside Hitter Lindsey Vander Weide, and Middle Blocker Ronika Stone
Oregon volleyball took down Cal in straight sets Saturday. The Ducks came out hot in set one behind the emergence of Taylor Borup, who was just in her second match back. Cal hung tough in set #1 behind the play of Mima Mirkovic, making for a very competitive ending. It was Oregon who strung together a couple straight points and took the set. Set two was all Oregon, as the ducks separated from the Bears behind a team effort. Oregon took command in set three behind Lindsey Vander Weide, but had some lapses late which caused a closer set than it should’ve been, but Vander Weide came through after the bears tied it to give the Ducks two straight points including a game winning block. Vander Weide finished with a team high 16 kills to go with 13 digs and 3 blocks. Borup finished with 12 kills and 10 digs. Willow Johnson also had 11 kills in this match. As a team, the Ducks hit .310 in comparison to Cal’s .252. August Raskie played a huge part in the teams 54 kills with 44 assists. Cal couldn’t find a defensive presence as they only strung together two blocks, both in the third set. The biggest positive for Cal was the play from Mima Mirkovic, who finished with 17 kills and six digs and hit .319.
Match Story (by Sean MacPherson)