Oregon Volleyball Finishes Conference Season With 3-0 Loss To California

Nov. 17, 2000

The University of Oregon dropped a three-game match, 15-2, 15-6, 15-9, to California in its final conference match of the season. The Ducks end conference play 2-16 and are 10-17 overall.

Oregon was led by junior Monique Tobbagi and senior Halie Mazza, who had 10 kills each. Tobbagi commmitted just three errors to post an overall attack percentage of .269 and Mazza hit .222. Setter Sydney Chute added seven kills.

California took an early 5-0 lead in Game 1 before Oregon scored two-straight poinhts to narrow the gap, 5-2. The Bears then used a 10-0 run to win the game.

In Game 2, California carried the momentum, taking a 6-0 lead. A kill each by Mazza and Tobbagi and a service ace by freshman Lindsay Murphy pulled the Ducks within three points, 6-3. The Bears responded with a 6-0 run to go ahead 12-3 and the Ducks cut the lead with their own 3-0 run, but couldn't hold of California down the stretch, falling 15-6.

'We just flat out didn't play competitive in Games 1 and 2,' head coach Carl Ferreira said.

Oregon went ahead 1-0 in Game 3 before California used a 7-0 run to take a 7-1 lead. The Ducks rallied late scoring on kills by Tobbagi and Chute to pull within two points, 7-5. California outscored Oregon 8-4 down the stretch to secure the match.

'We lacked discipline,' Tobbagi said. 'It took us two games to get our competitive attitude and you can't do that on the road.'

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