Oregon Ducks Sweep Past Washington State, Move Up to 16th


The Oregon Ducks took care of 10th ranked Washington State on Sunday to tie for the lead in the Pac-12 Conference.

On Friday night, the Washington Huskies ended the Oregon Ducks 11 game winning streak sweeping the match by taking early leads in each set. The Ducks had their share of issues. Serving was not on par, and they gave points away to the crowd in the third set as they began to mount their comeback attempt.

Sunday afternoon was a different story.

The team found a way to break through against Washington State. Taylor Agost led the team hitting at a .409 clip. She was joined by Jolie Rasmussen hitting .438. It took one set for Oregon to get their swagger back,, but they then swept Washington State 3-0. Lauren Page hit a career high .700 in the match. Lindsay Vander Weide had seven kills on the afternoon. Every team in the Pac-12 brings something different to the table and the Ducks were able to solve the Cougars.

Oregon and Washington State sit at 5-1 atop the Pac-12 Standings. With the win, Oregon also moved up in the AVCA Poll four spots from 20th to 16th on Monday.

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The 12-3 Oregon Ducks remain home this week to take on UCLA on Wednesday night and USC on Friday.