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ATHENS, Ohio - With its convincing 25-18, 25-14, 25-16 victory over No. 10 Kentucky Saturday afternoon, the No. 17 University of Oregon volleyball team enjoyed its 17th win vs. a top-10 team in eighth-year coach Jim Moore's tenure.

The Ducks (5-0) cruised to a 25-18, 25-14, 25-16 win over the returning NCAA Regional advancing Wildcats (3-2) in the second day of the Baymont Invitational at the Ohio University Convocation Center.

Saturday's outcome also marked UO's first win in the series after UK won meetings in 1981 and 2009.

“(Setter) Lauren Plum did an unbelievable job," Oregon head coach Jim Moore said. "She executed the game plan right from the start. We wanted to go to the (outside) pins early, and then when they made adjustments, she did, too - without us even saying anything. All our hitters did great, and we also proved that we can block against a good team. We served very well against a very good passing team, and our passing was good, too.”

The Oregon offense combined on a season-high .500 hitting mark for the match, and featured three hitters with +10-kill tallies - All-American Alaina Bergsma (14) and fellow senior hitter Katherine Fischer (14), and sophomore outside hitter Liz Brenner (10).

Fischer and Bergsma logged the team's two highest individual hitting marks of the year with their .619 and .500 totals, while junior middle blocker Ariana Williams (7 kills, .600) also topped +.600.

Directing the balanced Duck offense, junior setter Lauren Plum racked up a three-set season high 43 assists, and added four kills and four digs.

On defense, senior libero Haley Jacob paced the digs column with a Duck three-set season best (12). Freshman Canace Finley logged a team-season high five blocks, and Brenner added three.

At the service line, Bergsma (2) and Plum (1) accounted for Oregon's three aces in the contest.

On the Duck all-time lists, Bergsma raised her career points tally to 1000.5, and became the seventh Duck to top the 1,000 mark since the start of rally scoring in 2001.

Plum also climbed a spot on the UO career assists list (third, 2,750) and passed Julie Gerlach (2,732, 1998-01).

In the team comparison, UO held notable advantages in hitting (.500-.153), kills (51-29), assists (48-28), digs (34-18) and blocks (6-4).

UO's blocking total (6.0) stood as a three-set season high, and was only a half-block shy of its season best (6.5) that came in the five-set win at No. 24 Ohio State last Saturday.

Overall in Jim Moore's eight-year Duck coaching career, UO has upset 18 top-25 teams (including all eight of its victories vs. top-five teams). The Ducks’ .500 hitting mark Saturday was its best in that span vs. top-25 teams, and bettered its .452 total in a home sweep of then-No. 4 USC in 2008.

Wildcat individual category leaders included Whitney Billings (9 kills, 10.5 points, 3 blocks), Ashley Frazier (.583), Christine Hartmann (25 assists), Jackie Napper (4 digs) and Stephanie Klefot (4 digs) and Sara Schwarzwalder (3 blocks).

“We knew Kentucky puts pressure on teams by their serving and blocking and hitting the ball on the left side of the court,” Moore said. “We had to serve well to try and take out them of their passing, and we blocked some balls, too. ... (Compared to last week’s five-set win at No. 24 Ohio State) We didn’t come out anxious, and instead focused on the play ahead of us and executed.”

In the first set, UO jumped out to a 6-1 lead after a hat trick of kills by Fischer and another by Brenner. Two more Duck three-point runs made it 10-4 and 14-5, before UK staked its longest run of the set to draw within 14-10. Oregon answered the challenge with a Plum ace and two Bergsma kills that made it 17-10, and a later three-point burst capped the set, 25-18, thanks to kills by Williams and Brenner. For the set, Bergsma and Fischer landed six and five kills, and UO owned a .281-.065 hitting advantage.

In the second set, Kentucky staked a series of early two-point leads - its biggest lead of the match – in the early going. Facing a 7-5 deficit, UO finally gained momentum and reeled off five straight points on four kills and a block by Finley and Brenner to go up 10-7. Oregon then combined on another 10-4 run that featured five kills by Fischer to go up, 20-11.  A pair of back-to-back blocks by Finley and Brenner pushed the score to 23-13, and the Ducks ended the 25-14 decision with a scorching .818 hitting mark. Bergsma, Brenner and Fischer all had five kills in the period on six, five and seven attempts, respectively, in the stanza, and Finley posted four of her five blocks in the match.

In the third set, Oregon went ahead 6-2 early, thanks to kills by Finley, Bergsma and Fischer and an ace by Bergsma that ignited a 6-1 run. Midway through the set, the Ducks added two more three-point runs later to stake 11-5 and 17-9 leads, the latter of which ended with a Bergsma ace. Three more two-point combinations ended the match as Oregon sported a 25-16 advantage and its fourth three-match victory of the season. The balanced offense combined for a .500 hitting mark for the set, as Fischer logged four kills in the set, and five other Ducks had 2-3 kills.

Looking ahead to later Saturday afternoon, Ohio beat Western Carolina, 3-0, and Kentucky then faces Ohio (1-4) Saturday night.

On Sunday, Oregon returns to action to face Ohio in the tourney finale at 8 a.m. Pacific Time.

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

 

BOXSCORE & PLAY-BY-PLAY

#17 Oregon vs #10 Kentucky
(Sep 01, 2012 at Athens, Ohio)


   Oregon      ATTACK  SET  SERVE  SRV  DEF  BLOCK  GEN    
##  Player  SP  TA  PCT  SA  SE  RE  DIG  BS  BA  BE  BHE  Points 
2   Bergsma, Alaina   14  24  .500  16.0 
4   Plum, Lauren   .429  43  5.0 
5   Finley, Canace   1.000  5.0 
6   Brenner, Liz   10  18  .278  11.5 
7   Williams, Ariana   10  .600  8.0 
12  Fischer, Katherine   14  21  .619  14.5 
3   Kawasaki, Kellie   .000  0.0 
9   Jacob, Haley   .000  12  0.0 
15  DeFelice, Clelia   .000  0.0 
  Totals  51  10  82  .500  48  34  60.0 
  
  TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 6.0
TEAM ATTACK BY SET 
Set  TA  Pct  Sideout  Pct 
16  32  .281  10-19   52% 
18  22  .818  12-14   85% 
17  28  .500  14-17   82% 
          36-50   72% 
 
SET SCORES     TEAM RECORDS 
Oregon   (3)  25  25  25      
Kentucky   (0)  18  14  16      

 

   Kentucky      ATTACK  SET  SERVE  SRV  DEF  BLOCK  GEN    
##  Player  SP  TA  PCT  SA  SE  RE  DIG  BS  BA  BE  BHE  Points 
1   Whitney Billings   22  .182  10.5 
2   Alexandra Morgan   13  .154  6.0 
9   Sara Schwarzwalder   12  -.083  3.5 
12  Lauren O'Conner   15  -.067  1.0 
15  Jackie Napper   .000  1.0 
32  Christine Hartmann   .200  25  2.0 
4   Ashley Frazier   12  .583  9.0 
6   Morgan Bergren   .000  0.0 
10  Shelby Workman   .000  0.0 
11  Stephanie Klefot   .000  0.0 
13  Kayla Tronick   1.000  1.0 
14  Jessi Greenberg   .000  0.0 
  Totals  29  16  85  .153  28  18  34.0 
  
  TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 4.0
TEAM ATTACK BY SET 
Set  TA  Pct  Sideout  Pct 
31  .065  9-23   39% 
12  32  .188  12-25   47% 
22  .227  13-23   56% 
          34-71   47% 
  Site: Athens, Ohio (Convocation Center)
Date: Sep 01, 2012 Attend: 120 Time: 1:17
Referees:
   
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Tie scores 
Lead changes 

 

 

Play-by-Play Summary

 
Play-by-Play Summary
2012 OREGON VOLLEYBALL
#17 Oregon vs #10 Kentucky
(Sep 01, 2012 at Athens, Ohio)

 

1st Set
  For ORE: Bergsma, Alaina; Plum, Lauren; Finley, Canace; Brenner, Liz; Williams, Ariana; Fischer, Katherine; libero Jacob, Haley.
  For KENT: Whitney Billings; Alexandra Morgan; Sara Schwarzwalder; Lauren O'Conner; Jackie Napper; Christine Hartmann; libero Stephanie Klefot.
0-1 Point ORE - (Stephanie Klefot) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren). so
0-2 Point ORE - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren).
0-3 Point ORE - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren).
0-4 Point ORE - (Brenner, Liz) Attack error by Lauren O'Conner.
1-4 Point KENT - (Brenner, Liz) Attack error by Fischer, Katherine. so
1-5 Point ORE - (Whitney Billings) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren). so
1-6 Point ORE - (Jacob, Haley) Attack error by Lauren O'Conner.
2-6 Point KENT - (Jacob, Haley) Service error. so
  For KENT: Ashley Frazier; Jackie Napper.
2-7 Point ORE - (Lauren O'Conner) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren). so
3-7 Point KENT - (Fischer, Katherine) Kill by Ashley Frazier (from Christine Hartmann). so
4-7 Point KENT - (Alexandra Morgan) Kill by Ashley Frazier (from Christine Hartmann).
4-8 Point ORE - (Alexandra Morgan) Service error. so
4-9 Point ORE - (Fischer, Katherine) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren).
4-10 Point ORE - (Fischer, Katherine) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Plum, Lauren).
  Timeout Kentucky.
4-11 Point ORE - (Fischer, Katherine) Attack error by Ashley Frazier.
5-11 Point KENT - (Fischer, Katherine) Kill by Whitney Billings (from Christine Hartmann). so
5-12 Point ORE - (Christine Hartmann) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Plum, Lauren). so
5-13 Point ORE - (Williams, Ariana) Attack error by Whitney Billings.
5-14 Point ORE - (Williams, Ariana) Attack error by Sara Schwarzwalder (block by Finley, Canace).
  Timeout Kentucky.
6-14 Point KENT - (Williams, Ariana) Kill by Ashley Frazier (from Christine Hartmann). so
  For KENT: Lauren O'Conner; Jessi Greenberg.
7-14 Point KENT - (Ashley Frazier) Attack error by Bergsma, Alaina.
8-14 Point KENT - (Ashley Frazier) Attack error by Plum, Lauren.
9-14 Point KENT - (Ashley Frazier) Attack error by Brenner, Liz (block by Whitney Billings; Sara Schwarzwalder).
  Timeout Kentucky.
10-14 Point KENT - (Ashley Frazier) Attack error by Brenner, Liz (block by Whitney Billings; Sara Schwarzwalder).
10-15 Point ORE - (Ashley Frazier) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren). so
  For KENT: Jackie Napper; Ashley Frazier.
10-16 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Service ace (Stephanie Klefot).
10-17 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren).
11-17 Point KENT - (Plum, Lauren) Service error. so
12-17 Point KENT - (Stephanie Klefot) Kill by Jackie Napper.
  For ORE: Finley, Canace; DeFelice, Clelia.
12-18 Point ORE - (Stephanie Klefot) Service error. so
13-18 Point KENT - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Whitney Billings (from Christine Hartmann). so
  For ORE: Finley, Canace; DeFelice, Clelia.
14-18 Point KENT - (Whitney Billings) Attack error by Bergsma, Alaina.
14-19 Point ORE - (Whitney Billings) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren). so
14-20 Point ORE - (Jacob, Haley) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren).
  For KENT: Shelby Workman; Whitney Billings.
14-21 Point ORE - (Jacob, Haley) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren).
15-21 Point KENT - (Jacob, Haley) Kill by Alexandra Morgan (from Christine Hartmann). so
  For KENT: Ashley Frazier; Jackie Napper.
16-21 Point KENT - (Lauren O'Conner) Attack error by Williams, Ariana (block by Ashley Frazier).
17-21 Point KENT - (Lauren O'Conner) Ball handling error by Plum, Lauren.
17-22 Point ORE - (Lauren O'Conner) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Jacob, Haley). so
  For KENT: Jessi Greenberg; Lauren O'Conner.
18-22 Point KENT - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Alexandra Morgan (from Christine Hartmann). so
18-23 Point ORE - (Alexandra Morgan) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Plum, Lauren). so
18-24 Point ORE - (Fischer, Katherine) Attack error by Sara Schwarzwalder.
18-25 Point ORE - (Fischer, Katherine) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren).

 

2nd Set
  For KENT: Sara Schwarzwalder; Christine Hartmann; Whitney Billings; Alexandra Morgan; Ashley Frazier; Jessi Greenberg; libero Stephanie Klefot.
  For ORE: Brenner, Liz; Williams, Ariana; Plum, Lauren; Bergsma, Alaina; Fischer, Katherine; Finley, Canace; libero Jacob, Haley.
0-1 Point ORE - (Brenner, Liz) Attack error by Alexandra Morgan (block by Finley, Canace; Fischer, Katherine).
1-1 Point KENT - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Christine Hartmann (from Jessi Greenberg). so
2-1 Point KENT - (Alexandra Morgan) Kill by Ashley Frazier (from Christine Hartmann).
3-1 Point KENT - (Alexandra Morgan) Kill by Ashley Frazier (from Christine Hartmann).
3-2 Point ORE - (Alexandra Morgan) Service error. so
4-2 Point KENT - (Jacob, Haley) Kill by Christine Hartmann (from Whitney Billings). so
4-3 Point ORE - (Christine Hartmann) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Plum, Lauren). so
5-3 Point KENT - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Ashley Frazier (from Christine Hartmann). so
  For KENT: Lauren O'Conner; Jessi Greenberg.
5-4 Point ORE - (Ashley Frazier) Kill by Plum, Lauren (from Brenner, Liz). so
  For KENT: Jackie Napper; Ashley Frazier.
6-4 Point KENT - (Fischer, Katherine) Kill by Whitney Billings (from Christine Hartmann). so
6-5 Point ORE - (Stephanie Klefot) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren). so
7-5 Point KENT - (Williams, Ariana) Kill by Whitney Billings (from Christine Hartmann). so
7-6 Point ORE - (Whitney Billings) Kill by Plum, Lauren (from Jacob, Haley). so
  For KENT: Shelby Workman; Whitney Billings.
7-7 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Attack error by Alexandra Morgan.
7-8 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Jacob, Haley).
7-9 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren).
7-10 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Attack error by Alexandra Morgan (block by Finley, Canace; Brenner, Liz).
  Timeout Kentucky.
8-10 Point KENT - (Plum, Lauren) Kill by Alexandra Morgan (from Christine Hartmann). so
  For KENT: Ashley Frazier; Jackie Napper.
8-11 Point ORE - (Lauren O'Conner) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren). so
  For KENT: Jessi Greenberg; Lauren O'Conner.
8-12 Point ORE - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren).
8-13 Point ORE - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren).
9-13 Point KENT - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Ashley Frazier (from Christine Hartmann). so
9-14 Point ORE - (Alexandra Morgan) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren). so
9-15 Point ORE - (Jacob, Haley) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren).
  For KENT: Whitney Billings; Shelby Workman.
10-15 Point KENT - (Jacob, Haley) Ball handling error by Fischer, Katherine. so
10-16 Point ORE - (Christine Hartmann) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren). so
10-17 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren).
  Timeout Kentucky.
11-17 Point KENT - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Whitney Billings (from Christine Hartmann). so
  For KENT: Lauren O'Conner; Jessi Greenberg.
11-18 Point ORE - (Ashley Frazier) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren). so
  For KENT: Jackie Napper; Ashley Frazier.
11-19 Point ORE - (Fischer, Katherine) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Fischer, Katherine).
11-20 Point ORE - (Fischer, Katherine) Attack error by Jackie Napper.
12-20 Point KENT - (Fischer, Katherine) Kill by Lauren O'Conner (from Christine Hartmann). so
12-21 Point ORE - (Stephanie Klefot) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren). so
  For ORE: Kawasaki, Kellie; Williams, Ariana.
12-22 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Attack error by Whitney Billings (block by Finley, Canace; Brenner, Liz).
  For KENT: Kayla Tronick; Alexandra Morgan.
12-23 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Attack error by Whitney Billings (block by Finley, Canace; Brenner, Liz).
13-23 Point KENT - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Service error. so
  For ORE: Williams, Ariana; Kawasaki, Kellie.
13-24 Point ORE - (Whitney Billings) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren). so
14-24 Point KENT - (Plum, Lauren) Kill by Kayla Tronick (from Christine Hartmann). so
  For KENT: Jackie Napper; Ashley Frazier.
14-25 Point ORE - (Lauren O'Conner) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren). so

 

3rd Set
  For ORE: Finley, Canace; Bergsma, Alaina; Brenner, Liz; Williams, Ariana; Plum, Lauren; Fischer, Katherine; libero Jacob, Haley.
  For KENT: Alexandra Morgan; Sara Schwarzwalder; Christine Hartmann; Lauren O'Conner; Whitney Billings; Jackie Napper; libero Stephanie Klefot.
1-0 Point KENT - (DeFelice, Clelia) Kill by Alexandra Morgan (from Ashley Frazier). so
1-1 Point ORE - (Morgan Bergren) Attack error by Whitney Billings. so
1-2 Point ORE - (Stephanie Klefot) Kill by Finley, Canace (from Plum, Lauren). so
2-2 Point KENT - (Jacob, Haley) Kill by Whitney Billings (from Christine Hartmann). so
2-3 Point ORE - (Whitney Billings) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren). so
2-4 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Service ace (Jackie Napper).
2-5 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren).
2-6 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Attack error by Christine Hartmann.
3-6 Point KENT - (Bergsma, Alaina) Service error. so
  For KENT: Ashley Frazier; Jackie Napper.
3-7 Point ORE - (Lauren O'Conner) Kill by Plum, Lauren. so
  For KENT: Jessi Greenberg; Lauren O'Conner.
4-7 Point KENT - (Fischer, Katherine) Kill by Alexandra Morgan (from Christine Hartmann). so
5-7 Point KENT - (Alexandra Morgan) Service ace (Brenner, Liz).
5-8 Point ORE - (Alexandra Morgan) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren). so
  For ORE: Kawasaki, Kellie; Williams, Ariana.
5-9 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Plum, Lauren.
5-10 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren).
5-11 Point ORE - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren).
  Timeout Kentucky.
6-11 Point KENT - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Kill by Whitney Billings (from Christine Hartmann). so
6-12 Point ORE - (Christine Hartmann) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren). so
7-12 Point KENT - (Plum, Lauren) Kill by Sara Schwarzwalder (from Christine Hartmann). so
  For KENT: Shelby Workman; Jessi Greenberg.
7-13 Point ORE - (Ashley Frazier) Kill by Finley, Canace (from Plum, Lauren). so
  For KENT: Jackie Napper; Ashley Frazier.
8-13 Point KENT - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Sara Schwarzwalder (from Christine Hartmann). so
8-14 Point ORE - (Stephanie Klefot) Kill by Bergsma, Alaina (from Plum, Lauren). so
9-14 Point KENT - (Jacob, Haley) Service error. so
9-15 Point ORE - (Whitney Billings) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren). so
9-16 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Plum, Lauren).
9-17 Point ORE - (Bergsma, Alaina) Service ace (Jackie Napper).
  Timeout Kentucky.
10-17 Point KENT - (Bergsma, Alaina) Kill by Whitney Billings (from Christine Hartmann). so
10-18 Point ORE - (Shelby Workman) Kill by Williams, Ariana (from Plum, Lauren). so
10-19 Point ORE - (Fischer, Katherine) Attack error by Whitney Billings (block by Williams, Ariana).
11-19 Point KENT - (Fischer, Katherine) Kill by Ashley Frazier (from Christine Hartmann). so
12-19 Point KENT - (Alexandra Morgan) Attack error by Brenner, Liz.
12-20 Point ORE - (Alexandra Morgan) Kill by Brenner, Liz (from Plum, Lauren). so
  For ORE: Kawasaki, Kellie; Williams, Ariana.
13-20 Point KENT - (Kawasaki, Kellie) Attack error by Brenner, Liz. so
  For ORE: Kawasaki, Kellie; Williams, Ariana.
14-20 Point KENT - (Christine Hartmann) Attack error by Brenner, Liz (block by Whitney Billings; Sara Schwarzwalder).
14-21 Point ORE - (Christine Hartmann) Service error. so
14-22 Point ORE - (Plum, Lauren) Attack error by Sara Schwarzwalder.
15-22 Point KENT - (Plum, Lauren) Service error. so
15-23 Point ORE - (Ashley Frazier) Service error. so
  For KENT: Jackie Napper; Ashley Frazier.
16-23 Point KENT - (Brenner, Liz) Kill by Whitney Billings (from Christine Hartmann). so
16-24 Point ORE - (Stephanie Klefot) Kill by Fischer, Katherine (from Plum, Lauren). so
16-25 Point ORE - (Jacob, Haley) Kill by Williams, Ariana.