Oregon Volleyball Defeats UT Arlington In Second Straight Win

Aug. 31, 2001

ARLINGTON, Texas - Oregon setter Sydney Chute had her third career triple double and four Oregon players had 10+ kills as the Ducks continued their strong play at the UT Arlington Tournament, defeating the host school 30-23, 26-30, 30-21, 31-29 in front of 440 fans at Texas Hall Friday evening.

The Ducks improve to 2-0 after defeating Arkansas State in their season opener Friday afternoon. Arlington is 1-1 with a victory over North Carolina A&T State.

'We did the right things at the right time,' Oregon head coach Carl Ferreira said. 'It's always difficult to play on the road, but we finished the match identical to how we had practiced late game situations.'

Chute had 10 kills, 44 assists, 11 digs, seven blocks and posted a .769 hitting percentage after committing zero errors on 13 total attacks. Chute was also key in spreading Oregon's offense, getting middle blockers Stephanie Martin and Lindsay Closs as well as outside hitter Monique Tobbagi good looks. Martin had a team-high 14 kills and a match-high 10 blocks en route to leading Oregon to 17 total team blocks. Martin's 10 block assists puts her seventh on Oregon's career chart for assisted blocks total in a single match.

'I talked to Sydney about how to get Stephanie more involved and she did a good job of being aggressive and making decisions,' Ferreira said. 'We basically ran routes to create space for Stephanie and I was pleased with our execution.'

Closs was equally impressive in her second match for the Ducks, posting 12 kills after leading Oregon with 20 kills against Arkansas State. Closs added seven blocks, six digs and served up four aces to lead all players. Tobbagi added 11 kills and eight digs.

As a team, the Ducks had 61 kills and hit .270 for the match while Arlington posted 56 kills and a .137 hitting percentage. Redshirt freshman Alisa Nelson tallied the first two kills of her career in only two attempts and junior Amanda Porter had six kills and four blocks.

The Ducks finish the tournament tomorrow against North Carolina A&T at 9 a.m. and Arkansas Little Rock at 1 p.m. Oregon will then travel to UT Pan American for a single match Monday, Sept. 3.

-UO-

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