Kacey Nady’s volleyball career takes her from Yuma to Eugene

By on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 11:26 pm.

Oregon volleyball trounced Arizona in straight sets last Wednesday for its sixteenth win of the season. Perhaps the victory was sweetest for middle blocker and Arizona-native Kacey Nady, whose friends and family from her hometown of Yuma watched her amass four kills and two block assists. “I feel bad,” Nady said in regards to defeating her […]

No. 11 Oregon volleyball shuts out No. 15 Arizona in straight sets

By on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 9:40 pm.

No. 11 Oregon volleyball team got its defense back on track in a dominant straight set sweep over No. 15 Arizona Wednesday night at Matthew Knight Arena 25-17, 25-12, 25-19. Oregon (15-3, 5-3) hit .295 and held Arizona (14-6, 4-4) to a .079 hitting percentage, spurring the trend of a struggling Duck defense. Since Oregon faced No. […]

Oregon volleyball has a way to go for a national championship

By on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 11:29 pm.

Having a 14-3 record and being ranked No. 10 in the country is quite an accomplishment for an Oregon volleyball team that entered the season unranked. Now that most of the questions are answered, the Ducks must focus on the little things if they’re going to take the next step from an NCAA playoff team to a national […]

Oregon volleyball drops second straight match in 3-1 loss to UCLA

By on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 10:23 am.

Four days after the Oregon football team went down to Pasadena, California and beat the UCLA Bruins 42-30, the Ducks’ volleyball team was unable to emerge from Southern California with a similar result against UCLA. Oregon, playing a rare Wednesday match, fell behind early to the Bruins and were unable to mount much of a […]

“Lack of balance” dooms Oregon volleyball in loss to No. 3 Washington

By on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 1:51 pm.

What made Oregon volleyball ascend the national rankings on the volleyball court was the terrific amount of depth and balance the Ducks showed early on in the year. With Liz Brenner and Martenne Bettendorf leading a vaunted offensive attack and Amanda Benson holding things down in the backcourt, Oregon went from unranked to No. 11 […]

Oregon clinches messy but decisive win against Washington State

By on Friday, Oct. 10 at 11:23 pm.

No. 11 Oregon volleyball dismantled Washington State in four sets on Friday, prolonging the Cougars’ brutal start in conference. The Cougars had the tall task of facing five straight ranked teams to open up Pac-12 play, but Oregon head coach Jim Moore was quite weary of their less than indicative record. “I am literally watching […]

Oregon volleyball suffers first loss of season at Stanford

By on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 1:09 pm.

Two undefeated Pac-12 powerhouses collided on Friday as the No. 11 Oregon volleyball team traveled to Palo Alto to take on No. 1 Stanford. Oregon fought valiantly but was at the mercy of Stanford’s dominant middle attack, ultimately losing the match 3-1. The Ducks knew execution would be crucial against the Cardinal and looked impressive […]

Oregon volleyball keeps undefeated season alive with 3-1 victory over Colorado

By on Saturday, Sep. 27 at 9:46 pm.

With the Class of 2018 settled into their dorms, Matthew Knight Arena was rocking as the No. 13 Oregon volleyball team kept their undefeated season alive with a tough fought 3-1 victory over Colorado. It wasn’t easy for the typically hot starting Ducks (12-0) as Colorado (9-5) started the match with a 7-0 lead before […]

Jim Moore becomes Oregon’s winningest coach as Ducks sweep Beavers in Civil War

By on Wednesday, Sep. 24 at 10:14 pm.

It was quite the night for Oregon head coach Jim Moore. After swearing that setting Oregon’s career win record wouldn’t mean a thing to him, coach Moore kept his word when the Ducks defeated rival Oregon State 3-0 (25-22, 27-25, 25-19) to remain unbeaten at 11-0 on the season and start conference play 1-0. “No,” […]

No. 13 Oregon volleyball dominates Seattle to close out non-conference schedule

By on Tuesday, Sep. 23 at 8:07 pm.

After posting their worst hitting percentage of the season in its last match at Portland, No. 13 Oregon (10-0) overpowered Seattle (4-9) in straight sets with a .300 attack percentage to extend their undefeated record on Tuesday night at Matthew Knight Arena. Oregon used its dominant physical presence to earn the percentage, two ticks above its season average en route […]

Oregon volleyball finishes non conference play undefeated and ranked 13th in the nation

By on Tuesday, Sep. 23 at 9:43 pm.

It’s been a very impressive start to the season for the Oregon Ducks and their head coach Jim Moore. One year after being bounced in the second round of the NCAA tournament, the Ducks entered the 2014 season unranked and with significantly more questions than they had answers for. Fast forward three and a half […]

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 […]