Oregon Volleyball holds off Michigan rally to sweep Wolverines 3-0

By on Monday, Sep. 15 at 11:24 am.

After getting through the first two sets without a hitch, No. 18 Oregon found itself in a third set battle with Michigan before the Ducks straightened their mistakes out to earn a 3-0 victory over a quality Big Ten opponent. Like usual, Oregon (8-0) got out to a hot start. Martenne Bettendorf and Frankie Shebby exerted […]

Oregon Volleyball comes from behind to defeat No. 23 Michigan State 3-1

By on Sunday, Sep. 14 at 12:13 am.

It’s a good thing that size isn’t everything when it comes to volleyball. When No. 18 Oregon took the floor against No. 23 Michigan State, it was evident that the Spartans were superior in size as their front line towered over the likes of Oregon’s Liz Brenner, Martenne Bettendorf and Kacey Nady. “It’s about playing […]

Oregon Volleyball leaves Hawaii as tournament champions

By on Sunday, Sep. 7 at 5:01 pm.

Oregon left the mainland and headed 2,500 miles west to Honolulu, Hawaii not knowing what to expect when it played in the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic. The Ducks knew they’d be facing three talented teams, including the No. 20 ranked Rainbow Wahine, but had no idea how the time change, the advancement of new players […]

Oregon volleyball rallies from early deficit to beat Illinois State in five

By on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 3:10 pm.

Oregon volleyball remains undefeated this season, winning the final game of the Oregon Invitational against Illinois State 3-2, within the friendly confines of Mathew Knight Arena on Saturday afternoon. In a series that came down to the wire, Oregon (3-0) was able to claim the victory in the fifth set despite stumbling early. Oregon found […]

Oregon volleyball takes Central Arkansas in straight sets

By on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 10:51 am.

The Oregon volleyball team (2-0) recorded their second straight win of the season against Central Arkansas (0-2). After winning their season opener against Ohio State (0-1) last night, the Ducks will now enter their final game against Illinois State (1-0) at the Oregon Invitational with a 2-0 record. It was another good outing for the […]

Q&A: Haley Jacob is ready for the Champions League and Rabita Baku

By on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 10:26 am.

A few years removed from playing in the national championship with the Oregon volleyball team, Haley Jacob, 23, has eased into her new career at the professional level. The libero recently signed a three-year deal with Super League power Rabita Baku, who is coming off a bronze medal finish. How did your signing with Rabita […]

Oregon volleyball swept by Nebraska to end season

By on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8:05 pm.

It was going to take a monumental effort for the Oregon volleyball team to advance to the third round. Unfortunately for the Ducks, they weren’t able to overcome the strong net play of Nebraska and committed 24 attacking errors that led to a season-ending sweep in the second round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament. The Cornhuskers […]

Brenner leads Oregon women’s volleyball into second round of NCAA Tournament

By on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:41 pm.

The Ducks proved to the nation that they have the potential to make some noise in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament with a straight-set victory (25-16, 25-23, 25-17) over Miami in the first round on Friday. Oregon’s two biggest stars stepped up to on its biggest stage as All-Americans Liz Brenner and Lauren Plum combined to […]

Four Oregon volleyball players earn All-Pac-12 honors

By on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 1:48 pm.

The Pac-12 announced the 2013 all-conference volleyball honorees on Tuesday, and the Ducks were well represented. Junior outside hitter Liz Brenner made the All-Pac-12 team for the second straight year. This is her third Pac-12 honor after making the All-Pac-12 Freshman team in 2011. Brenner topped the conference with 4.62 kills/set and 5.28 points/set this […]

Oregon volleyball ends regular season on a five-match winning streak

By on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 12:07 am.

It was Lauren Plum’s night. Not only did Plum likely play in her last home match as a Duck, she spear-headed a well-balanced offensive effort by Oregon volleyball to a 3-1 victory (25-13, 25-19, 21-25, 25-15) over archrival Oregon State in the regular season finale. “She played well tonight,” Oregon head coach Jim Moore said. “That’s […]

Oregon volleyball sniffs early lead but falls short to Stanford 3-1

By on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10:14 pm.

Only four points away from taking a 2-1 lead against No. 6-ranked Stanford, Oregon was on the verge of making a defining statement to the rest of the country about being a possible national title contender. Unfortunately for Oregon, three straight miscues, or “dumb plays” as head coach Jim Moore would later say, lost the […]