Oregon’s Season Ends at No. 8-seed Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Oregon volleyball team concluded the 2013 season with a defeat to eighth-seeded Nebraska, 25-22, 25-19, 25-22, Saturday. The Ducks finish the season with a 20-12 overall record, the third-consecutive 20-win season for the program.
Liz Brenner and Martenne Bettendorf led the team with 14 and 10 kills, respectively, while Canace Finley was the team’s most efficient hitter with a .312 attacking mark on seven kills.
The offensive production for the Ducks was slowed by a stifling block by the Huskers who held Oregon to a .144 hitting percentage. Nebraska finished with 13 total blocks and allowed the Ducks were to hit .200 for the first time in the third set.
“They had a really good block,” said Bettendorf. “They are tough, and they played really well, so as far as their blocking went they are pretty solid.”
While the blocking advantage was evident, Oregon head coach Jim Moore attributed the performance to a difference in passing.
“I think the game came down to serving and passing,” said Moore. “They passed awesome. They served well against us and we didn’t pass as well as they did.”
Oregon proved to be on the aggressor in the early going, jumping out to a 6-3 lead in the first set but the home crowd brought the Huskers to life. Nebraska went on an 8-3 run from down 6-9 to take a 14-12 advantage. The Ducks could not find a way to pull back even, and Nebraska carried on to a 25-22 win.
A 10-2 run by Nebraska put them up 18-11 in the second set as the Huskers’ block remained strong, tallying five in the frame. A late 4-1 run surge by the Ducks gave Oregon some momentum but it was too little too late as Nebraska finished up 25-19.
The third set was a bit of déjà vu for the Ducks who took a 6-3 lead early before Nebraska rallied to take a lead of its own midway through the set. Another late charge brought Oregon to within two points at 21-23 but Nebraska held on for a 25-22 victory.
Brenner’s 547.5 points this season ranks fourth in the Oregon record books. She jumped up three spots with the 16.5 she contributed, Saturday. The junior also registered 514 kills this season, eighth best all-time.
Freshman Amanda Benson recorded 11 digs on the night to put her at 502 for the season, passing Haley Jacob (2011) for fifth all-time.
Lauren Plum used the season to extend her school record for assists which currently sits at 5,213 while Ariana Williams ends her career as the sixth-leading point-getter in Oregon history with 1,445.0.

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#25 Oregon vs #9 NEBRASKA(Dec 07, 2013 at Lincoln, Nebraska)

  
Oregon  
  
ATTACK 
SET 
SERVE 
SRV 
DEF 
BLOCK 
GEN 
  

## 
Player 
SP 


TA 
PCT 

SA 
SE 
RE 
DIG 
BS 
BA 
BE 
BHE 
Points 

4  
Plum, Lauren  




-.167 
35 








2.0 

5  
Finley, Canace  



16 
.312 









8.0 

6  
Brenner, Liz  

14 

43 
.116 









16.0 

7  
Williams, Ariana  



13 
.154 









5.5 

15 
Warner, Serena  



12 
.250 









6.0 

17 
Norton, Tatum  




.000 









0.0 

1  
B-Gonzalez, Natalie  




.000 









0.0 

8  
Crittenden, Naya  




-.333 









1.5 

10 
Benson, Amanda  




.000 




11 




0.0 

16 
Ashen, Shellsy  




.000 









0.0 

18 
Bettendorf, Martenne 

10 

32 
.156 









10.0 

 
Totals 

42 
24 
125 
.144 
40 



54 




49.0 

  

 
TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 4.0

TEAM ATTACK BY SET 

Set 


TA 
Pct 
Sideout 
Pct 


14 

46 
.109 
17-25  
68% 


13 

39 
.128 
14-24  
58% 


15 

40 
.200 
14-25  
56% 

 
 
 
 
 
45-74  
60% 

   

SET SCORES 



  
TEAM RECORDS 

Oregon  
(0) 
22 
19 
22 
  
20-12  

NEBRASKA  
(3) 
25 
25 
25 
  
25-6  

  
NEBRASKA  
  
ATTACK 
SET 
SERVE 
SRV 
DEF 
BLOCK 
GEN 
  

## 
Player 
SP 


TA 
PCT 

SA 
SE 
RE 
DIG 
BS 
BA 
BE 
BHE 
Points 

5  
Rolfzen, Amber  



22 
.091 









6.5 

6  
Rolfzen, Kadie  

15 

36 
.333 




17 




16.0 

9  
Hall, Cecilia  




.625 









8.5 

16 
Pollmiller, Mary  



11 
.364 
36 








7.0 

20 
Haggerty, Meghan  



12 
.333 









9.5 

23 
Robinson, Kelsey  



27 
.222 









10.5 

1  
Ethridge, Alexa  




.000 









1.0 

8  
Lyles, Brenna  




.000 









0.0 

11 
Wong-Orantes, J  




1.000 









1.0 

 
Totals 

45 
11 
117 
.291 
42 



47 

20 


60.0 

  

 
TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 13.0

TEAM ATTACK BY SET 

Set 


TA 
Pct 
Sideout 
Pct 


13 

39 
.231 
17-22  
77% 


16 

41 
.317 
15-20  
75% 


16 

37 
.324 
14-22  
63% 

 
 
 
 
 
46-64  
71% 

   
Site: Lincoln, Nebraska (Devaney Sports Cntr) Date: Dec 07, 2013 Attend: 8012 Time: 1:33 Referees: Verna Klubnikin, Todd Karolczak

 
 

  



Total 

Tie scores 



15 

Lead changes