#1 USC Trojans(16-1) vs Oregon Ducks (10-6)
Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Oregon
Set 1: USC 23-25
Set 2 USC 25-18
Set 3: USC 26-24 Trojans Win the Match
Oregon played hard but were overpowered by the top team in the Country in the first two sets 25-23 and 25-18.
The usual names of Liz Brenner and Ariana Williams kept Oregon in the game, but Lauren Plum still being out with an
ankle injury may have hurt the Ducks. There is a lot of young promising talent on this Ducks squad including
setter Shellsy Ashen who for the match had 37 assists. Arianna Williams had 13 kills, Finley with 12 and Brenner ended the match with 10.
Oregon was able to get momentum in their favor in Set 3 but in the end USC was too much. The Ducks fell to the Trojans in 3 sets on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena.
They will likely fall out of the AVCA Coaches Poll this week where they began the season at Number 8 in the nation. There is still
plenty of time for Oregon in the Pac 12 Season. This young talented team needs some time to get some experience and make
a postseason run,
Oregon next sees the court on Friday night vs Colorado at Matthew Knight Arena. (7pm, Pac 12 Live Stream)
Set 3: Oregon has the momentum, can the come back and take Set 3.
Set 3: Williams and Brenner keeping Oregon in Set 3 , now down 13-10.
Set 3: USC up 6-2 in the third set.
Set 2: USC Takes the Set 25-18. Oregon could not get together any momentum toward the end of the set. For the match the Ducks Ashen has 27 assists, Ariana Williams leads with 10 kills followed by Brenner and Finley with 7 each.
Set 2: Oregon 15 USC 16 Ducks keeping it close in Set 2. Ashen now with 23 assists, Williams with 10 kills for the match, Brenner with 7 kills.
Set 2: Oregon thought they had a point, but it went Trojans way 10-8 in 2nd Set. Ducks got a yellow card. (warning) Liz Brenner was not too happy about the call.
Set 1: USC Wins 25-23 – onto Set #2. The Ducks showed some grit – Ariana Williams with 7 kills in the first set. Brenner and Bettendorf had two each,
Set 1:Oregon Junior Liz Brenner with n ace and it’s tied at 20.
Set 1: Oregon hanging with #1 USC early in Set 1, O0regon up 13-11 . Finley, Williams and Bettendorf with 2 kills each. Ashley with 8 assists for the Ducks.