Ducks Sweep Utah Valley, Long Beach State in Oregon Classic Action

The 18th-ranked Oregon Ducks cruised through the first two matches of the Oregon Classic Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena.

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
www.DuckNews.com

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