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SEATTLE – The No. 24 University of Oregon volleyball team (18-11, 6-11) saw its two-match win streak vs. the No. 13 University of Washington (20-8, 9-8) come to an end Friday night to open the final weekend of the regular season.

The Huskies won by a 25-20, 25-20, 25-10 score to avenge UO’s 3-2 comeback win in Seattle in last year’s season finale.

For the Ducks, senior outside hitter Heather Meyers led the visitors in kills (9), points (10.5) and hitting (.125), and freshman setter Lauren Plum racked up 28 assists.

At the service line, Meyers was also one of three Ducks to post in ace, and the Temecula, Calif., native moved into sole possession of eighth all-time in Pac-10 history for aces in a season (60, 1990) - one behind the seventh-best mark held by former Duck Julie Jeffery (61).

On defense, sophomore libero Haley Jacob posted 10 digs – her 25th double-digit effort of the season - and freshman middle blocker Ariana Williams’ two blocks  led the team for a team-best 14th time this season.

In the team comparison, UW held advantages in hitting (.271- -.020), aces (5-3), digs (28-26) and blocks (16.5-2), while UO held an edge in assists (28-31).

Husky category leaders included Becky Perry (9 kills, 11 points), Bianca Rowland (.556), Jenna Hagglund (24 assists), Kelly Holford (2 aces), Jenna Orlandini (10 digs) and Lauren Barfield (9 blocks).

In their first meetings this season in Eugene in late September, UO ended a 10-year home drought in its rivalry over the then-No. 7 Huskies with a 3-1 win (25-20, 13-25, 25-20, 30-28). The victory also ended UW's 2010 season run of 12 straight sweeps, and marked Oregon’s second straight win in the series for the first time since 1989-90.

In other action around the Pac-10 Friday night, No. 4 Stanford swept ASU in Palo Alto; No. 6 USC beat No. 9 UCLA, 3-2, in Westwood; No. 2 California beat No. 20 Arizona, 3-1, in Berkeley; and Oregon State topped Washington State, 3-2, in Pullman.

Looking ahead, UO wraps up the regular season Saturday at 7 p.m. at Washington State (6-21, 0-17). Afterwards on Sunday, November 28, the 64-team NCAA Tournament field will be announced on ESPNEWS from 12-12:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

 

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