VB | The Ducks drop to rival Huskies in a clean sweep

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

Oregon Soccer Lose a Heart-Breaker in Corvallis

Oregon’s Thursday night game against the Oregon State Beavers went the same as the past two matches, a 1-0 loss. Oregon made the hour trip up north to Paul Lorenz Field but didn’t have a goal to show for it, making it five games in a row without a goal in the state of Oregon. It was senior night for OSU and senior Paula Leblic won it for the Beavers with a beauty of a free kick in the 87th minute from just outside the box. Oregon finishes the season with a record of 5-9-5 while OSU will have their fate decided by the selection committee after an impressive 11-6-2 season under first-year head coach Matt Kagan. The Duck players will have time off but for Manny Martins and Kat Mertz, the focus shifts to recruiting and making progress before the spring season.

Game Story (By: Adam Susman)

Head Coach Kat Mertz