Squaring off against Utah Valley in the opening game, Oregon was in control from the start in sweeping the Wolverines 25-16, 25-23, 25-12.
Willow Johnson led the way with 14 kills for the Ducks. Taylor Borup added 11 to the cause with Oregon out-hitting Utah Valley .286 to .085.
Middle blockers Sumeet Gill and Ronika Stone tagged-teamed Long Beach State in the nightcap with the pair combining for 23 of Oregon’s 42 kills in the 25-14, 25-17, 25-18 sweep.
The Ducks held the 49ers to a .101 hitting percentage while posting a mark of .270. Gill was a perfect 12 kills without an error.
The win lifted Oregon’s record to 3-2. The Oregon Classic will conclude on Saturday with the Ducks facing Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 1:00 pm. Long Beach State and Utah Valley will open the session at 11;00 am.
~ Rick Morgan