FRESNO, Calif. – A deep display of attacking helped the No. 20 Oregon volleyball team (5-3) defeat CSU Bakersfield in straight sets, 25-23, 25-22, 25-18, at the Fresno State Classic, Friday.

The Ducks had five players with five-or-more kills on the night, led by middle blocker Ariana Williams who had 12 kills on 21 attempts for a .429 hitting mark. The senior has now reached double digits in kills in the last four matches and is attacking at 49.4 percent.

Lauren Plum was setting up Williams, but also a whole lot more. Plum ended up with 36 assists, five kills on six assists and 10 digs. The double-double was her fourth of the season.

The two teams started with a hard-fought first set where each team traded points through the latter part of the set. With the score tied at 23, two CSU Bakersfield errors resulted in a win for the Ducks, but it was the strong play of the middle blockers Williams and Kacey Nady who helped put Oregon in position to win. Williams had five kills through the first set while Nady was perfect on her three attack attempts.

The Ducks’ third middle blocker in the game, Serena Warner would make her presence later with three kills on four attempts and four block assists.

Oregon trailed a majority of the second set but ended on a 12-5 scoring run to take the set 25-22.

The path to a third-set victory was safer than the previous two for Oregon, which never lost its lead after going ahead 7-6. The match ended with the Ducks going on a 7-2 run to finish the Roadrunners off 25-18.

Oregon will finish the tournament with two matches, Saturday, first against Belmont at 10 a.m., and at 7:30 p.m., against Fresno State. 


 

Volleyball Box Score

 
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The Automated ScoreBook
CSU Bakersfield vs #20 Oregon
(Sep 13, 2013 at Fresno, Calif.)
   CSU Bakersfield      ATTACK  SET  SERVE  SRV  DEF  BLOCK  GEN    
##  Player  SP  TA  PCT  SA  SE  RE  DIG  BS  BA  BE  BHE  Points 
1   Youngblood, Danika   28  .107  10.0 
7   Sawyer, Kelsee   14  .214  7.0 
8   Araujo, Debora   14  11  42  .071  15.0 
14  Goncalves, Fernanda   .500  35  1.5 
15  O'Hagan, Molly   14  .357  11.5 
16  Bowen, Julia   .000  3.0 
2   Alvidrez, Mariah   .000  13  0.0 
4   Henderson, Kaitlyn   .000  0.0 
5   Bartsch, Lisa   .000  0.0 
10  Tucker-Campbell,Star  1.000  1.0 
11  Riley, Eryn   .000  0.0 
12  Little, Sara   .000  0.0 
  Totals  40  24  107  .150  39  34  14  49.0 
  
  TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.0
TEAM ATTACK BY SET 
Set  TA  Pct  Sideout  Pct 
17  35  .314  17-25   68% 
12  31  .194  16-24   66% 
11  12  41  -.024  11-25   43% 
          44-74   59% 
   
SET SCORES     TEAM RECORDS 
CSU Bakersfield   (0)  23  22  18     5-3  
Oregon   (3)  25  25  25     5-3  
   Oregon      ATTACK  SET  SERVE  SRV  DEF  BLOCK  GEN    
##  Player  SP  TA  PCT  SA  SE  RE  DIG  BS  BA  BE  BHE  Points 
4   Plum, Lauren   .833  36  10  6.0 
5   Finley, Canace   17  .176  7.0 
6   Brenner, Liz   21  .190  12.0 
7   Williams, Ariana   12  21  .429  14.5 
9   Nady, Kacey   .750  3.5 
18  Bettendorf, Martenne  30  .067  7.0 
8   Crittenden, Naya   .000  0.0 
10  Benson, Amanda   .000  0.0 
12  Bair, Bethany   .000  0.0 
15  Warner, Serena   .750  5.0 
16  Ashen, Shellsy   .000  1.0 
17  Norton, Tatum   .000  1.0 
  Totals  45  16  104  .279  41  31  12  57.0 
  
  TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.0
TEAM ATTACK BY SET 
Set  TA  Pct  Sideout  Pct 
15  34  .324  17-23   73% 
18  38  .289  17-23   73% 
12  32  .219  11-18   61% 
          45-64   70% 
    Site: Fresno, Calif. (Save Mart Center)
Date: Sep 13, 2013 Attend: 214 Time: 1:31
Referees: Kathryn Rogers, Cathy Trent
Fresno State Classic Sponsored by Deli Delicious
   
   Total 
Tie scores  18 
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