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Ducks Win Two at Season-Ending Tournament
Courtesy: GoDucks.com
Release Date: 04/12/2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon sand volleyball team finished its season at The Courts at Eastmoreland with a 2-1 tournament record, notching wins over Washington and Portland State but falling to Boise State, Saturday.

The Ducks started win a win over Pac-12 foe, Washington to start the day, getting three wins from the first three matches. Brenner/Ashen cruised to a win, 21-13, 21-15 while Benson/Bettendorf followed suit and Crittenden/Warner battled back from a one-set deficit to win the final two and take the match, 16-21, 21-15, 16-14. Nady/Bookout Gonzalez tacked on the final point with a convincing 21-16, 21-9 win at the No. 2 position to make it 4-1.

The second match of the day was a battle where the Ducks and Boise State traded blows in the early going. Each of the wins by Brenner/Ashen (21-16, 21-14) and Benson/Bettendorf (21-19, 22-20) were followed by wins for Boise State, leaving the deciding point in the hands of the No. 2 team of Nady/Bookout Gonzalez. The duo won the opening set 29-27, but the Broncos rallied to take the following two, and the overall match by a 3-2 final.

The Ducks swept Portland State in the final match of the day, 3-0.

The teams of Bettendorf/Benson and Brenner/Ashen led the Ducks with three wins. Both Ashen and Bettendorf saw much success during the sand season, as both finished with 9-2 individual records.

The Ducks finish their inaugural season with a 3-8 record.

Boise State 2, Portland State 1
1. O’Brien/Hughes (PSU) def. Miller/Hayes (BSU), 23-21, 12-21, 15-8
2.  Miller/Hayes (BSU) def. Olden/Haataja (PSU), 21-15, 21-14
3. Rose/Oliver (BSU) def. Corrado/Miyashiro (PSU), 21-19, 21-17
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1

Oregon 4, Washington 1
1. Strickland/Nelson (UW) def. Norton/Finley (UO), 21-7, 21-14
2. Nady/Bookout Gonzalez (UO) def. Vansant/Condie (UW), 21-16, 21-9
3. Brenner/Ashen (UO) def. Wade/Beals (UW), 21-13, 21-15
4. Bettendorf/Benson (UO) def. Dehoog/McGraw (UW), 21-18, 22-20
5. Crittenden/Warner (UO) def. Sybeldon/Finau (UW), 16-21, 21-15, 16-14
Order of Finish: 3, 4, 5, 2, 1

Boise State 3, Oregon 2
1. Gammell/Reardon (BSU) def. Finley/Norton (UO), 21-19, 21-16
2. Horton/Baugh (BSU) def. Nady/Bookout Gonzlalez (UO), 27-29, 21-18, 15-6
3. Brenner/Ashen (UO) def. Rose/Oliver (BSU) 21-16, 21-14
4. Benson/Bettendorf (UO) def. Murphey/Kinghorn (BSU), 21-19, 22-20
5. O’Donnell/Duffin (BSU) def. Crittenden/Warner (UO), 21-10, 21-13
Order of Finish: 3, 5, 4, 1, 2

UW 3, Portland State 0
1. Strickland/Nelson (UW) def. O’Brien/Hughes (PSU), 17-21, 21-17, 15-10
2. Vansant/Condi (UW) def. Olden/Haataja (PSU), 21-15, 21-13
3. Wade/Beals (UW) def. Corrado/Miyashiro (PSU), 21-15, 21-10
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1

Boise State 3, Washington 2
1. Strickland/Nelson (UW) def. Gammel/Reardon (BSU), 21-15, 14-21, 15-12
2. Vansant/Condie (UW) def. Horton/Baugh (BSU), 21-17, 21-18
3. Rose/Oliver (BSU) def. Wade/Beals (UW), 9-21, 21-15, 15-10
4. Murphy/Kinghorn (BSU) def. Dehoog/McGraw (UW), 21-17, 21-12
5. O’Donnell/Duffin (BSU) def. Sybeldon/Finau (UW), 21-14, 21-19
Order of Finish: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Oregon 3, Portland State 0
1. Nady/Bookout/Gonzalez (UO) def. O’Brien/Hughes (PSU), 19-21, 21-15, 15-11
2. Brenner/Ashen (UO) def. Holden/Haataja (PSU), 21-5, 21-15
3. Bettendorf/Benson (UO) def. Corrado/Miyashiro (PSU), 21-13, 21-17
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1

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