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ATHENS, Ohio - The No. 17 University of Oregon volleyball team (4-0) opened action in the Baymont Invitational with a sweep of Western Carolina (2-2) in the Ohio University Convocation Center Friday afternoon.

UO staked its third sweep of the season with its 25-6, 25-19, 25-18 decision in the two teams' first-ever meeting. Oregon's firs- set opponent score - six points - also stood as a Duck best in the rally scoring era that started in 2001 (and bettered San Francisco's seven-point, second set in 2009's meeting in Eugene).

At match's end, sophomore outside hitter Liz Brenner led Oregon with her season highs in kills (11) and points (12). The returning All-Pac-12 Freshman Team pick also topped the team in both categories for the first time in 2012, and third match in each career-wise.

The balanced Duck offense four more hitters that topped .300 – junior Ariana Williams (7K, .700), redshirt senior Alaina Bergsma (3K, .750), and freshmen Canace Finley (9K, .500) and Clelia DeFelice (4K, .500).

DeFelice paced the defense in blocks (3) for the second time this season, and also hit .500 with four kills on her eight attempts.

Two other frosh outside hitters ended with +4 kills – Martenne Bettendorf (7) and Maddie Magee (4).

Junior setters Lauren Plum and Shellsy Ashen endeded with 21 and 19 assists, respectively, and the latter total came in only one set of play.

Bergsma logged her second multiple ace match of the year with her two service aces. That total tied the team high of the match with senior libero Haley Jacob, and the latter player served an ace for the fourth straight match this season.

Freshman defensive specialist Tatum Norton topped the team in digs (9) for the first time this season, and ended the match tied with senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer for the team high.

WCU’s stat leaders included Caitlin Piechota (7 kills, 8 digs), Nicole Ford (.364), Morgan Cochran (8 digs) and Leah Butler (3 blocks).
 
Team-wise, Oregon held Western Carolina without an ace and served up seven. The Ducks also held notable edges in kills (52-22), hitting (.360-.101), assists (45-19), digs (51-29). Oregon also held an edge in blocks vs. an opponent for the first time this year (6-4), and posted its best blocks per set average (2.0).

In the first set, UO staked a nine-point run early behind the serving of Jacob (that included a pair of back-to-back aces) to go up, 12-2. Moments later, another five-point burst was ended by two consecutive aces by Bergsma to make it 17-3. The Ducks then ended the 25-6 set on a six-point run with Plum at the service line, and the final two points from block assist combos by DeFelice, Bergsma and Magee. Overall in the stanza, Bergsma and Williams each logged three kills, while DeFelice had all three of blocks in the stanza.

In the second set, the Catamount offense finally gathered momentum, and the two teams were tied halfway at 13-13, and again at 18-18. However, a four-point Oregon run that featured three straight kills by Bettendorf from Ashlen put the Ducks ahead, 22-18. Finley then landed her sixth and final kill of the set to start a three-point spurt to end the 25-19 period, and was followed by kills from Fischer and Brenner.

In the finale, UO held an 11-5 lead early after a four straight kills, including two of Brenner’s seven in the set. Moments later, UO added another four-point streak to go up 20-12 after three UO kills and a block by Finley and Plum. The teams then traded two- and three-point runs until Oregon ended matters with a 25-18 decision on a Bobcat hitting error.

Looking ahead,host Ohio (0-3) faces No. 10 Kentucky (3-1) immediately after Friday evening.

On Saturday morning, UO returns to action for a 10 a.m. match (Pacific Time) vs. No. 10 Kentucky and vs. Ohio Sunday at 8 a.m. (PT).

More tournament information is available at the www.OhioBobcats.com website.

 

BOXSCORE & PLAY-BY-PLAY

Western Carolina vs #17 Oregon
(Aug 31, 2012 at Athens, Ohio)


   Western Carolina      ATTACK  SET  SERVE  SRV  DEF  BLOCK  GEN    
##  Player  SP  TA  PCT  SA  SE  RE  DIG  BS  BA  BE  BHE  Points 
4   Leah Butler   17  .176  5.5 
5   Addy George   -.500  0.0 
6   Tina Nazario   .000  13  0.0 
8   Cayla Crawley   .000  0.0 
10  Caitlin Piechota   25  .200  7.5 
14  Paige McConlogue   .000  0.0 
3   Nicole Ford   11  .364  4.5 
7   Morgan Cochran   .000  0.0 
9   Jordan Timmermann   19  -.053  3.5 
11  Brandi Anderson   .000  0.0 
12  Abbey Scroggins   11  .182  5.0 
15  Cally Pfeiffer   .000  0.0 
  Totals  22  12  99  .101  19  27  26.0 
  
  TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 4.0
TEAM ATTACK BY SET 
Set  TA  Pct  Sideout  Pct 
26  -.077  6-25   23% 
10  35  .200  12-24   50% 
38  .132  12-25   47% 
          30-74   40% 
 
SET SCORES     TEAM RECORDS 
Western Carolina   (0)  19  18      
Oregon   (3)  25  25  25      

 

   Oregon      ATTACK  SET  SERVE  SRV  DEF  BLOCK  GEN    
##  Player  SP  TA  PCT  SA  SE  RE  DIG  BS  BA  BE  BHE  Points 
2   Bergsma, Alaina   .750  5.5 
4   Plum, Lauren   .667  21  2.5 
7   Williams, Ariana   10  .700  8.5 
11  Magee, Maddie   11  .273  5.0 
12  Fischer, Katherine   13  .231  4.0 
15  DeFelice, Clelia   .500  6.5 
1   B-Gonzalez, Natalie   .000  0.0 
3   Kawasaki, Kellie   .000  1.0 
5   Finley, Canace   12  .500  9.5 
6   Brenner, Liz   11  21  .286  12.0 
9   Jacob, Haley   1.000  3.0 
16  Ashen, Shellsy   .000  19  0.0 
17  Norton, Tatum   .000  0.0 
18  Bettendorf, Martenne  17  .059  7.5 
  Totals  52  16  100  .360  45  51  10  65.0 
  
  TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 6.0
TEAM ATTACK BY SET 
Set  TA  Pct  Sideout  Pct 
13  21  .619  6-6   100% 
20  40  .325  13-20   64% 
19  39  .256  12-17   70% 
          31-43   72% 
  Site: Athens, Ohio (Convocation Center)
Date: Aug 31, 2012 Attend: 218 Time:
Referees:
   
   Total 
Tie scores  10 
Lead changes 

 

 

Play-by-Play Summary

 
Play-by-Play Summary
2012 OREGON VOLLEYBALL
Western Carolina vs #17 Oregon
(Aug 31, 2012 at Athens, Ohio)

 

1st Set
  For WCU: Caitlin Piechota; Addy George; Tina Nazario; Leah Butler; Paige McConlogue; Cayla Crawley; libero Morgan Cochran.
  For ORE: Bergsma, Alaina; DeFelice, Clelia; Fischer, Katherine; Magee, Maddie; Williams, Ariana; Plum, Lauren; libero Jacob, Haley.
1-0 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren).
1-1 Point WCU - (Plum, Lauren) Service error. so
2-1 Point ORE - (Addy George) Kill by DeFelice, Clelia. so
3-1 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Service ace (Caitlin Piechota).
3-2 Point WCU - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Leah Butler (from Tina Nazario). so
4-2 Point ORE - (Tina Nazario) Service error. so
5-2 Point ORE - (Jacob, Haley) Kill by Plum, Lauren (from Jacob, Haley).
6-2 Point ORE - (Jacob, Haley) Service ace (Cayla Crawley).
7-2 Point ORE - (Jacob, Haley) Service ace (Cayla Crawley).
8-2 Point ORE - (Jacob, Haley) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren).
9-2 Point ORE - (Jacob, Haley) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Plum, Lauren).
  Timeout Western Carolina.
10-2 Point ORE - (Jacob, Haley) Kill by Fischer, Katherine.
11-2 Point ORE - (Jacob, Haley) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Plum, Lauren).
  For ORE: Bettendorf, Martenne; Fischer, Katherine.
12-2 Point ORE - (Jacob, Haley) Attack error by Abbey Scroggins.
  For WCU: Nicole Ford; Cayla Crawley.
12-3 Point WCU - (Jacob, Haley) Kill by Caitlin Piechota (from Tina Nazario). so
13-3 Point ORE - (Caitlin Piechota) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Plum, Lauren). so
14-3 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Bettendorf, Martenne (from Plum, Lauren).
15-3 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Bettendorf, Martenne (from Kawasaki, Kellie).
16-3 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Service ace (Nicole Ford).
17-3 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Service ace (Caitlin Piechota).
17-4 Point WCU - (Bergsma, Alaina) Service error. so
18-4 Point ORE - (Morgan Cochran) Service error. so
  For ORE: Magee, Maddie; Kawasaki, Kellie.
18-5 Point WCU - (Bettendorf, Martenne) Service error. so
  For WCU: Paige McConlogue; Abbey Scroggins.
  For ORE: Norton, Tatum; Bettendorf, Martenne.
19-5 Point ORE - (Paige McConlogue) Attack error by Addy George. so
19-6 Point WCU - (Williams, Ariana) Kill by Nicole Ford (from Tina Nazario). so
  For WCU: Cayla Crawley; Nicole Ford.
20-6 Point ORE - (Cayla Crawley) Kill by Magee, Maddie (from Plum, Lauren). so
21-6 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Attack error by Caitlin Piechota (block by Magee, Maddie; DeFelice, Clelia).
22-6 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Kill by Magee, Maddie (from Jacob, Haley).
23-6 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina.
24-6 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Attack error by Addy George (block by DeFelice, Clelia; Bergsma, Alaina).
25-6 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Attack error by Addy George (block by Magee, Maddie; DeFelice, Clelia).

 

2nd Set
  For WCU: Leah Butler; Nicole Ford; Tina Nazario; Abbey Scroggins; Cayla Crawley; Caitlin Piechota; libero Morgan Cochran.
  For ORE: Magee, Maddie; Brenner, Liz; Fischer, Katherine; Williams, Ariana; Kawasaki, Kellie; Ashen, Shellsy.
0-1 Point WCU - (Tina Nazario) Kill by Leah Butler (from Tina Nazario).
0-2 Point WCU - (Tina Nazario) Attack error by Magee, Maddie (block by Abbey Scroggins; Leah Butler).
  For ORE: Bettendorf, Martenne; Magee, Maddie.
1-2 Point ORE - (Tina Nazario) Kill by Finley, Canace (from Ashen, Shellsy). so
2-2 Point ORE - (Brenner, Liz) Service ace (Caitlin Piechota).
2-3 Point WCU - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Abbey Scroggins (from Morgan Cochran). so
3-3 Point ORE - (Caitlin Piechota) Kill by Finley, Canace (from Ashen, Shellsy). so
4-3 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Attack error by Abbey Scroggins.
5-3 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Ashen, Shellsy).
5-4 Point WCU - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Service error. so
5-5 Point WCU - (Morgan Cochran) Kill by Abbey Scroggins (from Tina Nazario).
6-5 Point ORE - (Morgan Cochran) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Ashen, Shellsy). so
  For ORE: B-Gonzalez, Natalie; Bettendorf, Martenne.
6-6 Point WCU - (B-Gonzalez, Natalie) Kill by Abbey Scroggins (from Tina Nazario). so
  For WCU: Brandi Anderson; Cally Pfeiffer; Abbey Scroggins; Tina Nazario.
7-6 Point ORE - (Cally Pfeiffer) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Ashen, Shellsy). so
8-6 Point ORE - (Fischer, Katherine) Attack error by Jordan Timmermann (block by Williams, Ariana).
8-7 Point WCU - (Fischer, Katherine) Attack error by Brenner, Liz. so
9-7 Point ORE - (Jordan Timmermann) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Ashen, Shellsy). so
10-7 Point ORE - (Williams, Ariana) Kill by Finley, Canace (from Ashen, Shellsy).
10-8 Point WCU - (Williams, Ariana) Kill by Caitlin Piechota (from Cally Pfeiffer). so
11-8 Point ORE - (Nicole Ford) Kill by Finley, Canace (from Ashen, Shellsy). so
  For ORE: Bettendorf, Martenne; B-Gonzalez, Natalie.
11-9 Point WCU - (Ashen, Shellsy) Attack error by Bettendorf, Martenne. so
  For WCU: Abbey Scroggins; Tina Nazario; Cally Pfeiffer; Brandi Anderson.
11-10 Point WCU - (Tina Nazario) Kill by Caitlin Piechota.
12-10 Point ORE - (Tina Nazario) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Ashen, Shellsy). so
12-11 Point WCU - (Brenner, Liz) Service error. so
12-12 Point WCU - (Caitlin Piechota) Attack error by Finley, Canace.
12-13 Point WCU - (Caitlin Piechota) Attack error by Bettendorf, Martenne.
13-13 Point ORE - (Caitlin Piechota) Service error. so
14-13 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Attack error by Leah Butler (block by Williams, Ariana; Bettendorf, Martenne).
15-13 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Ashen, Shellsy).
15-14 Point WCU - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Jordan Timmermann. so
16-14 Point ORE - (Morgan Cochran) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Ashen, Shellsy). so
  For ORE: B-Gonzalez, Natalie; Bettendorf, Martenne.
16-15 Point WCU - (B-Gonzalez, Natalie) Attack error by Fischer, Katherine. so
  For WCU: Cally Pfeiffer; Abbey Scroggins.
17-15 Point ORE - (Cally Pfeiffer) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Ashen, Shellsy). so
  For WCU: Brandi Anderson; Tina Nazario.
17-16 Point WCU - (Fischer, Katherine) Attack error by Brenner, Liz. so
17-17 Point WCU - (Jordan Timmermann) Kill by Jordan Timmermann (from Cally Pfeiffer).
  For ORE: Norton, Tatum; B-Gonzalez, Natalie.
18-17 Point ORE - (Jordan Timmermann) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Ashen, Shellsy). so
18-18 Point WCU - (Williams, Ariana) Kill by Caitlin Piechota (from Cally Pfeiffer). so
19-18 Point ORE - (Nicole Ford) Kill by Finley, Canace (from Ashen, Shellsy). so
  For ORE: Bettendorf, Martenne; Norton, Tatum.
20-18 Point ORE - (Ashen, Shellsy) Kill by Bettendorf, Martenne (from Ashen, Shellsy).
21-18 Point ORE - (Ashen, Shellsy) Kill by Bettendorf, Martenne (from Ashen, Shellsy).
  Timeout Western Carolina.
22-18 Point ORE - (Ashen, Shellsy) Kill by Bettendorf, Martenne (from Ashen, Shellsy).
  For WCU: Addy George; Brandi Anderson.
22-19 Point WCU - (Ashen, Shellsy) Kill by Leah Butler (from Cally Pfeiffer). so
  For WCU: Abbey Scroggins; Tina Nazario; Cally Pfeiffer; Addy George.
23-19 Point ORE - (Tina Nazario) Kill by Finley, Canace (from Ashen, Shellsy). so
24-19 Point ORE - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Ashen, Shellsy).
25-19 Point ORE - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Kawasaki, Kellie).

 

3rd Set
  For ORE: Magee, Maddie; DeFelice, Clelia; Brenner, Liz; Kawasaki, Kellie; Finley, Canace; Plum, Lauren; libero Norton, Tatum.
  For WCU: Tina Nazario; Nicole Ford; Jordan Timmermann; Caitlin Piechota; Leah Butler; Paige McConlogue; libero Morgan Cochran.
1-0 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Kawasaki, Kellie).
1-1 Point WCU - (Plum, Lauren) Attack error by Brenner, Liz. so
2-1 Point ORE - (Jordan Timmermann) Kill by Magee, Maddie (from Plum, Lauren). so
3-1 Point ORE - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by DeFelice, Clelia (from Plum, Lauren).
3-2 Point WCU - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Nicole Ford (from Tina Nazario). so
4-2 Point ORE - (Nicole Ford) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren). so
5-2 Point ORE - (DeFelice, Clelia) Service ace (Caitlin Piechota).
5-3 Point WCU - (DeFelice, Clelia) Kill by Caitlin Piechota (from Leah Butler). so
  For WCU: Abbey Scroggins; Paige McConlogue.
6-3 Point ORE - (Tina Nazario) Kill by Magee, Maddie (from Plum, Lauren). so
  For ORE: B-Gonzalez, Natalie; Magee, Maddie.
6-4 Point WCU - (B-Gonzalez, Natalie) Attack error by Bettendorf, Martenne (block by Leah Butler; Abbey Scroggins). so
6-5 Point WCU - (Caitlin Piechota) Attack error by Finley, Canace (block by Jordan Timmermann; Leah Butler).
7-5 Point ORE - (Caitlin Piechota) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren). so
  For ORE: Kawasaki, Kellie; Bettendorf, Martenne.
8-5 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Attack error by Jordan Timmermann.
9-5 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren).
10-5 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren).
11-5 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Jacob, Haley (from Plum, Lauren).
  Timeout Western Carolina.
11-6 Point WCU - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Jordan Timmermann (from Tina Nazario). so
12-6 Point ORE - (Morgan Cochran) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren). so
12-7 Point WCU - (Finley, Canace) Kill by Abbey Scroggins (from Tina Nazario). so
  For WCU: Paige McConlogue; Abbey Scroggins.
13-7 Point ORE - (Addy George) Kill by Brenner, Liz. so
13-8 Point WCU - (Plum, Lauren) Kill by Nicole Ford. so
13-9 Point WCU - (Jordan Timmermann) Attack error by Brenner, Liz (block by Nicole Ford; Caitlin Piechota).
13-10 Point WCU - (Jordan Timmermann) Attack error by Brenner, Liz.
14-10 Point ORE - (Jordan Timmermann) Kill by DeFelice, Clelia (from Plum, Lauren). so
  For ORE: Bettendorf, Martenne; Kawasaki, Kellie.
14-11 Point WCU - (Brenner, Liz) Attack error by Bettendorf, Martenne. so
15-11 Point ORE - (Nicole Ford) Service error. so
  For ORE: Fischer, Katherine; Brenner, Liz.
16-11 Point ORE - (DeFelice, Clelia) Kill by Bettendorf, Martenne.
16-12 Point WCU - (DeFelice, Clelia) Kill by Caitlin Piechota (from Tina Nazario). so
  For WCU: Addy George; Paige McConlogue.
17-12 Point ORE - (Tina Nazario) Kill by Finley, Canace (from Plum, Lauren). so
  For ORE: B-Gonzalez, Natalie; Magee, Maddie.
18-12 Point ORE - (B-Gonzalez, Natalie) Kill by Bettendorf, Martenne (from Plum, Lauren).
19-12 Point ORE - (B-Gonzalez, Natalie) Kill by Plum, Lauren.
20-12 Point ORE - (B-Gonzalez, Natalie) Attack error by Caitlin Piechota (block by Finley, Canace; Plum, Lauren).
  Timeout Western Carolina.
20-13 Point WCU - (B-Gonzalez, Natalie) Attack error by Bettendorf, Martenne. so
20-14 Point WCU - (Caitlin Piechota) Attack error by Finley, Canace.
20-15 Point WCU - (Caitlin Piechota) Attack error by Bettendorf, Martenne.
21-15 Point ORE - (Caitlin Piechota) Kill by Finley, Canace (from Plum, Lauren). so
  For ORE: Kawasaki, Kellie; Bettendorf, Martenne.
22-15 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Attack error by Jordan Timmermann.
22-16 Point WCU - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Leah Butler (from Tina Nazario). so
22-17 Point WCU - (Morgan Cochran) Kill by Nicole Ford (from Tina Nazario).
23-17 Point ORE - (Morgan Cochran) Kill by Finley, Canace (from Plum, Lauren). so
24-17 Point ORE - (Finley, Canace) Kill by DeFelice, Clelia.
24-18 Point WCU - (Finley, Canace) Kill by Caitlin Piechota (from Tina Nazario). so
  For WCU: Paige McConlogue; Addy George.
25-18 Point ORE - (Paige McConlogue) Attack error by Jordan Timmermann. so