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No. 6 Ducks Polish Off Pac-12 Runner-up Finish at OSU
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Release Date: 11/23/2012
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CORVALLIS, Ore. - The No. 6 University of Oregon volleyball team (25-4, 16-4) clinched a best-ever second-place finish in the Pac-12 Friday night with a straight-set win at Oregon State (14-18, 4-16) in the regular season finale.

The Ducks staked their 18th, 3-0 win of the season, thanks to their 25-12, 25-15, 25-23 decision at Gill Coliseum. The win also stood as Oregon’s 12 in the last 14 matches of the series and raised UO’s all-time advantage in the Civil War to 66-42-1.

UO's runner-up league honor was its best in Pac-12 play and improved upon its fourth-place finishes in 2008, 1989, '87 and '86. Friday's outcome also tied the team's best overall win total (25) since the start of the Pac-12 in 1986, and second-best since the beginning of NCAA play in 1981 (behind its 27-12 mark in 1984).

“It was important that came out focused and be the aggressor early,” Oregon head coach Jim Moore said. “Kat was ridiculously good - she didn't have an error (on 23 attempts) - and we had others carry us at different times, too. Even when Oregon State came out hard in the third set, we were able to battle through it. Our serving was good at times - Liz had some clutch aces at the end that were vital, and Kat and Kellie (Kawasaki) also did well at the line. We passed pretty well, but our communication on defense slipped a little here and there.”

In Friday's team comparisons, UO owned advantages in kills (46-29), hitting (.311-.188), assists (41-29), digs (39-34), aces (8-1) and fewest service errors (5-6), and OSU ended with a 9-7 blocking advantage.

Individually for Oregon, senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer posted a career high hitting mark (.652). Her former career best came two years ago vs. American (.647, 12 kills), and her previous season best (.619, 14K) came in early September’s victory vs. then-No. 10 Kentucky.

Fischer’s 15 kills was her best of the season in a three-set match and second-best overall, and she led the team for the third time on the campaign and 19th time career-wise.

The Los Altos, Calif., native also added two aces to raise her career tally to 112 – still eighth-best all-time for the Ducks.

All-American and redshirt senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma racked up 11 kills – her 25th straight double-digit kill figure – and added an ace and three blocks.

Sophomore outside hitter Liz Brenner connected on three aces - a team-best for the sixth time this year - and added 11 digs and two blocks.

Senior Haley Jacob led the team in digs (14) for the 23rd time this season and 72nd match career-wise.

Junior middle blocker Ariana Williams landed seven kills and hit .417 – her 14th +.400 mark of the season. On defense, she added a team match-high four blocks to pace the team in the category for the 11th time in ’12.

Junior setter Lauren Plum logged 41 assists and directed UO to its 14th +.300 total of the season. Career-wise, she also moved up a position to second all-time for the Ducks in assists (3,901), and ahead of Stephanie Snyder (3,883, 1986-89).

The All-Pac-12 returnee also climbed up a spot on the Duck season assists list (seventh, 1,325), and Bergsma made similar improvements in the categories for points (sixth, 524) and kills (ninth, 476).

For OSU, category leaders included Camille Saxton (9 kills), Ashley Eneliko (.438, 9.5 points), Megan McBride (25 assists, 1 ace), Becky Defoe (14 digs) and Arica Nassar (8 blocks).

In the first set, the Ducks used a six-point run to go up 8-2, and added another five-point burst fueled by three of Fischer’s six kills in the set to take a 20-11 advantage. The Ducks hit .303 in the set, while OSU totaled .043 at the end of the 25-12 decision.

In the second set, Fischer added two straight kills to start a four-point burst that ended at 8-4, then repeated the feat again at the end of another four-point streak at 18-13. UO continued to roll offensively with a 7-2 run to end the 25-15 set, and hit .483 for the stanza.

The third set was the tightest of the match. The Beavers lead the initial points, but a six-point Duck surge put UO up 9-4 after a block by Williams and Fischer. The Ducks pushed ahead 15-10, before OSU answered with a 6-2 run to pull within, 17-16. The Beavers then tied matters at 21-21 on a block and forced UO to take its first timeout of the match. After a 22-22 tie, a pair of Brenner aces put UO up 24-22, and Fischer ended the 25-23 finale with a kill.

Also on Friday night, No. 7 UCLA beat No. 4 USC, 3-1, in Westwood to break a tie between the Ducks and Trojans for second place.

In other final-day action in league play, No. 5 Washington swept WSU in Pullman; Utah beat Colorado, 3-1, in Salt Lake City; and No. 2 Stanford won 3-0 at California.

On Sunday, the Ducks look forward to their sixth postseason bid in the eight-year tenure of head coach Jim Moore.

Collegiate volleyball fans can follow the 64-team NCAA Tournament announcement ESPNU on Sunday at 1 p.m. Pacific Time or online at www.NCAAsports.com.

Next week, 16 sites will host the four-team NCAA First and Second Rounds on Thursday-Sunday, Nov.30–Dec. 2.

In two weeks, the 16 second-round advancers will advance to play in the NCAA Regional third and fourth rounds, Thursday-Saturday, December 6-8 at California, Nebraska, Purdue and Texas. A week later the NCAA Semifinals will be staged in the Louisville, Thursday, December 13, and the final on Saturday, December 15.

 

BOXSCORE

#6 Oregon vs Oregon State
(Nov 23, 2012 at Corvallis, Ore.)


   Oregon      ATTACK  SET  SERVE  SRV  DEF  BLOCK  GEN    
##  Player  SP  TA  PCT  SA  SE  RE  DIG  BS  BA  BE  BHE  Points 
2   Bergsma, Alaina   11  32  .188  13.5 
4   Plum, Lauren   -.200  41  1.0 
5   Finley, Canace   .375  5.5 
6   Brenner, Liz   21  .190  11  11.0 
7   Williams, Ariana   12  .417  9.0 
12  Fischer, Katherine   15  23  .652  18.0 
1   B-Gonzalez, Natalie   .000  1.0 
3   Kawasaki, Kellie   .000  1.0 
9   Jacob, Haley   .000  14  0.0 
11  Magee, Maddie   .000  0.0 
15  DeFelice, Clelia   .000  0.0 
16  Ashen, Shellsy   -1.000  0.0 
18  Bettendorf, Martenne  1.000  1.0 
  Totals  46  14  103  .311  41  39  14  61.0 
  
  TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0
TEAM ATTACK BY SET 
Set  TA  Pct  Sideout  Pct 
16  33  .303  9-13   69% 
16  29  .483  12-15   80% 
14  41  .195  14-24   58% 
          35-52   67% 

SET SCORES     TEAM RECORDS 
Oregon   (3)  25  25  25     25-4, 16-4 Pac-12  
Oregon State   (0)  12  15  23     14-18, 4-16 Pac-12  

 

   Oregon State      ATTACK  SET  SERVE  SRV  DEF  BLOCK  GEN    
##  Player  SP  TA  PCT  SA  SE  RE  DIG  BS  BA  BE  BHE  Points 
3   Saxton, Camille   29  .241  9.0 
4   Clarke, Haley   10  .400  4.5 
5   Almen, Sara   17  -.118  5.0 
10  McBride, Megan   .250  25  12  3.0 
32  Eneliko, Ashley   16  .438  9.5 
40  Nassar, Arica   .000  8.0 
1   O'Neil, Alyssa   .000  0.0 
6   Defoe, Becky   .000  14  0.0 
9   Reeder, Darby   .000  0.0 
11  Sopizhuk, Alina   -.500  0.0 
19  Massey, Martie   .000  0.0 
  Totals  29  13  85  .188  29  34  14  39.0 
  
  TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 9.0
TEAM ATTACK BY SET 
Set  TA  Pct  Sideout  Pct 
23  .043  8-24   33% 
27  .185  12-25   47% 
15  35  .286  13-24   54% 
          33-73   45% 

Site: Corvallis, Ore. (Gill Coliseum)
Date: Nov 23, 2012 Attend: 2023 Time: 1:16
Referees: Paula Martin, Marcia Costley


   Total 
Tie scores  11 
Lead changes 

 

 

Play-by-Play Summary

 
Play-by-Play Summary
2012 OREGON VOLLEYBALL
#6 Oregon vs Oregon State
(Nov 23, 2012 at Corvallis, Ore.)

 

1st Set

For OSU: Saxton, Camille; Clarke, Haley; Almen, Sara; Nassar, Arica; Eneliko, Ashley; McBride, Megan; libero Defoe, Becky.

For ORE: Bergsma, Alaina; Plum, Lauren; Finley, Canace; Brenner, Liz; Williams, Ariana; Fischer, Katherine; libero Jacob, Haley.
1-0 Point OSU - (McBride, Megan) Attack error by Bergsma, Alaina (block by Clarke, Haley; Eneliko, Ashley).
1-1 Point ORE - (McBride, Megan) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren). so
1-2 Point ORE - (Brenner, Liz) Service ace (Defoe, Becky).
1-3 Point ORE - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren).
2-3 Point OSU - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Clarke, Haley (from McBride, Megan). so
2-4 Point ORE - (Saxton, Camille) Kill by Finley, Canace (from Plum, Lauren). so

For ORE: Kawasaki, Kellie.
2-5 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren).
2-6 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Attack error by Almen, Sara.
2-7 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren).
2-8 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Plum, Lauren).
3-8 Point OSU - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Service error. so
4-8 Point OSU - (Defoe, Becky) Kill by Eneliko, Ashley (from McBride, Megan).
5-8 Point OSU - (Defoe, Becky) Attack error by Bergsma, Alaina (block by Almen, Sara; Nassar, Arica).
5-9 Point ORE - (Defoe, Becky) Service error. so
6-9 Point OSU - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Eneliko, Ashley (from McBride, Megan). so

For OSU: O'Neil, Alyssa.
6-10 Point ORE - (O'Neil, Alyssa) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Plum, Lauren). so
7-10 Point OSU - (Fischer, Katherine) Attack error by Williams, Ariana (block by Almen, Sara; Nassar, Arica). so
7-11 Point ORE - (Almen, Sara) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren). so
8-11 Point OSU - (Jacob, Haley) Attack error by Plum, Lauren. so
8-12 Point ORE - (Nassar, Arica) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren). so
8-13 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Attack error by McBride, Megan (block by Bergsma, Alaina; Brenner, Liz).
9-13 Point OSU - (Plum, Lauren) Kill by Clarke, Haley (from McBride, Megan), block error by Bergsma, Alaina. so

For OSU: Eneliko, Ashley.
10-13 Point OSU - (McBride, Megan) Attack error by Bergsma, Alaina.
10-14 Point ORE - (McBride, Megan) Service error. so
10-15 Point ORE - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren).
11-15 Point OSU - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Saxton, Camille (from McBride, Megan). so
11-16 Point ORE - (Saxton, Camille) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren). so

For ORE: Kawasaki, Kellie.
11-17 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Plum, Lauren).
11-18 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Fischer, Katherine, block error by McBride, Megan.

Timeout Oregon State.
11-19 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren).
11-20 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Attack error by Almen, Sara (block by Williams, Ariana; Bergsma, Alaina).

Timeout Oregon State.
12-20 Point OSU - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Attack error by Brenner, Liz. so
12-21 Point ORE - (Defoe, Becky) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren). so
12-22 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Attack error by Nassar, Arica (block by Williams, Ariana; Fischer, Katherine).

For ORE: B-Gonzalez, Natalie.
12-23 Point ORE - (B-Gonzalez, Natalie) Ball handling error by Nassar, Arica.
12-24 Point ORE - (B-Gonzalez, Natalie) Service ace (Defoe, Becky).

For ORE: Bettendorf, Martenne.
12-25 Point ORE - (B-Gonzalez, Natalie) Kill by Bettendorf, Martenne.

 

2nd Set

For ORE: Plum, Lauren; Brenner, Liz; Finley, Canace; Bergsma, Alaina; Fischer, Katherine; Williams, Ariana; libero Jacob, Haley.

For OSU: Almen, Sara; Nassar, Arica; McBride, Megan; Saxton, Camille; Clarke, Haley; O'Neil, Alyssa; libero Defoe, Becky.
1-0 Point OSU - (Plum, Lauren) Kill by Almen, Sara (from McBride, Megan). so
1-1 Point ORE - (Almen, Sara) Service error. so
1-2 Point ORE - (Brenner, Liz) Attack error by Saxton, Camille.
2-2 Point OSU - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Saxton, Camille (from McBride, Megan). so

For OSU: Reeder, Darby.
2-3 Point ORE - (Reeder, Darby) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren). so

For ORE: Kawasaki, Kellie.

For OSU: Nassar, Arica.
3-3 Point OSU - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Service error. so

For ORE: Finley, Canace.

For OSU: Eneliko, Ashley.
3-4 Point ORE - (McBride, Megan) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren). so
4-4 Point OSU - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Eneliko, Ashley (from McBride, Megan). so
4-5 Point ORE - (Saxton, Camille) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren). so
4-6 Point ORE - (Fischer, Katherine) Attack error by Almen, Sara (block by Williams, Ariana; Plum, Lauren).
4-7 Point ORE - (Fischer, Katherine) Kill by Brenner, Liz.
4-8 Point ORE - (Fischer, Katherine) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren).

Timeout Oregon State.
5-8 Point OSU - (Fischer, Katherine) Kill by Saxton, Camille (from McBride, Megan). so
5-9 Point ORE - (Defoe, Becky) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Plum, Lauren). so
6-9 Point OSU - (Jacob, Haley) Attack error by Brenner, Liz (block by Eneliko, Ashley; Nassar, Arica). so

For OSU: O'Neil, Alyssa.
6-10 Point ORE - (O'Neil, Alyssa) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren). so
7-10 Point OSU - (Plum, Lauren) Kill by Nassar, Arica (from McBride, Megan). so
8-10 Point OSU - (Almen, Sara) Attack error by Finley, Canace.
8-11 Point ORE - (Almen, Sara) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren). so
9-11 Point OSU - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by McBride, Megan (from Almen, Sara). so

For OSU: Reeder, Darby.
9-12 Point ORE - (Reeder, Darby) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren). so

For OSU: Saxton, Camille.

For OSU: Nassar, Arica.
9-13 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Service ace (Defoe, Becky).
10-13 Point OSU - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Saxton, Camille (from McBride, Megan). so

For ORE: Finley, Canace.

For OSU: Eneliko, Ashley.
11-13 Point OSU - (McBride, Megan) Service ace (Brenner, Liz).
12-13 Point OSU - (McBride, Megan) Kill by Saxton, Camille (from McBride, Megan).
12-14 Point ORE - (McBride, Megan) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren). so
12-15 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren).
12-16 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren).
12-17 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren).

Timeout Oregon State.
13-17 Point OSU - (Bergsma, Alaina) Service error. so
13-18 Point ORE - (Saxton, Camille) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren). so

For OSU: Massey, Martie.
13-19 Point ORE - (Fischer, Katherine) Service ace (Massey, Martie).
13-20 Point ORE - (Fischer, Katherine) Service ace (Almen, Sara).
13-21 Point ORE - (Fischer, Katherine) Attack error by Almen, Sara (block by Bergsma, Alaina; Plum, Lauren).

For OSU: Sopizhuk, Alina.
14-21 Point OSU - (Fischer, Katherine) Kill by Clarke, Haley (from McBride, Megan). so
14-22 Point ORE - (Defoe, Becky) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren). so

For ORE: DeFelice, Clelia.
14-23 Point ORE - (Jacob, Haley) Bad set by McBride, Megan.
14-24 Point ORE - (Jacob, Haley) Attack error by Sopizhuk, Alina.

For ORE: B-Gonzalez, Natalie.
15-24 Point OSU - (Jacob, Haley) Service error. so
15-25 Point ORE - (O'Neil, Alyssa) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren). so

 

3rd Set

For OSU: Nassar, Arica; Almen, Sara; Eneliko, Ashley; McBride, Megan; Saxton, Camille; Clarke, Haley; libero Defoe, Becky.

For ORE: Bergsma, Alaina; Finley, Canace; Brenner, Liz; Fischer, Katherine; Williams, Ariana; Plum, Lauren; libero Jacob, Haley.
1-0 Point OSU - (Defoe, Becky) Kill by Nassar, Arica (from McBride, Megan).
2-0 Point OSU - (Defoe, Becky) Attack error by Bergsma, Alaina (block by Nassar, Arica; Eneliko, Ashley).
2-1 Point ORE - (Defoe, Becky) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren). so
2-2 Point ORE - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Finley, Canace (from Plum, Lauren).
3-2 Point OSU - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Almen, Sara (from McBride, Megan). so

For OSU: O'Neil, Alyssa.
3-3 Point ORE - (O'Neil, Alyssa) Kill by Finley, Canace (from Plum, Lauren). so

For ORE: Kawasaki, Kellie.
4-3 Point OSU - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Almen, Sara (from McBride, Megan). so

For ORE: Finley, Canace.
4-4 Point ORE - (Almen, Sara) Attack error by Nassar, Arica. so
4-5 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Fischer, Katherine.
4-6 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren).
4-7 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren), block error by Nassar, Arica.
4-8 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Service ace (Almen, Sara).

Timeout Oregon State.
4-9 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Attack error by Nassar, Arica (block by Williams, Ariana; Fischer, Katherine).
5-9 Point OSU - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Saxton, Camille (from Defoe, Becky). so

For OSU: Massey, Martie.
6-9 Point OSU - (Massey, Martie) Bad set by Plum, Lauren.
6-10 Point ORE - (Massey, Martie) Service error. so

For OSU: Nassar, Arica.
7-10 Point OSU - (Fischer, Katherine) Kill by Saxton, Camille (from McBride, Megan). so

For OSU: Eneliko, Ashley.
7-11 Point ORE - (McBride, Megan) Kill by Williams, Ariana. so

For ORE: Magee, Maddie.

For ORE: Ashen, Shellsy.
8-11 Point OSU - (Jacob, Haley) Attack error by Ashen, Shellsy. so
8-12 Point ORE - (Saxton, Camille) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren). so
8-13 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Attack error by Almen, Sara (block by Finley, Canace; Brenner, Liz).
9-13 Point OSU - (Plum, Lauren) Kill by Eneliko, Ashley (from McBride, Megan). so
9-14 Point ORE - (Defoe, Becky) Kill by Finley, Canace (from Plum, Lauren). so
10-14 Point OSU - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Nassar, Arica (from McBride, Megan). so

For OSU: O'Neil, Alyssa.
10-15 Point ORE - (O'Neil, Alyssa) Service error. so

For ORE: Kawasaki, Kellie.
11-15 Point OSU - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Almen, Sara (from McBride, Megan). so

For ORE: Finley, Canace.
12-15 Point OSU - (Almen, Sara) Attack error by Williams, Ariana (block by Nassar, Arica).
13-15 Point OSU - (Almen, Sara) Kill by Saxton, Camille (from Defoe, Becky).
13-16 Point ORE - (Almen, Sara) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Plum, Lauren). so
14-16 Point OSU - (Bergsma, Alaina) Service error. so

For OSU: Massey, Martie.
14-17 Point ORE - (Massey, Martie) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Plum, Lauren). so

For OSU: Nassar, Arica.
15-17 Point OSU - (Fischer, Katherine) Kill by McBride, Megan (from O'Neil, Alyssa). so

For OSU: Eneliko, Ashley.
16-17 Point OSU - (McBride, Megan) Kill by Eneliko, Ashley (from McBride, Megan).
16-18 Point ORE - (McBride, Megan) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren). so
17-18 Point OSU - (Jacob, Haley) Kill by Clarke, Haley (from McBride, Megan). so
18-18 Point OSU - (Saxton, Camille) Kill by Saxton, Camille (from McBride, Megan).
18-19 Point ORE - (Saxton, Camille) Kill by Finley, Canace (from Plum, Lauren). so
18-20 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Attack error by Saxton, Camille.

Timeout Oregon State.

For OSU: Reeder, Darby.
18-21 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Attack error by Almen, Sara.
19-21 Point OSU - (Plum, Lauren) Kill by Eneliko, Ashley (from McBride, Megan). so
20-21 Point OSU - (Defoe, Becky) Attack error by Bergsma, Alaina (block by Eneliko, Ashley; Nassar, Arica).
21-21 Point OSU - (Defoe, Becky) Attack error by Brenner, Liz (block by Eneliko, Ashley; Nassar, Arica).

Timeout Oregon.
22-21 Point OSU - (Defoe, Becky) Attack error by Finley, Canace (block by Nassar, Arica).
22-22 Point ORE - (Defoe, Becky) Service error. so
22-23 Point ORE - (Brenner, Liz) Service ace (Reeder, Darby).

For OSU: Saxton, Camille.
22-24 Point ORE - (Brenner, Liz) Service ace (Defoe, Becky).
23-24 Point OSU - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Eneliko, Ashley (from McBride, Megan). so

For OSU: O'Neil, Alyssa.
23-25 Point ORE - (O'Neil, Alyssa) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren). so

 

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