Ducks Cage Cougars Behind Warner’s Record Performance

Pullman, Wash. – The No. 11 Oregon volleyball team finished its weekend road trip with a 3-1 win against Washington State, Sunday, 25-18, 17-25, 25-21, 25-19.

How it Happened: Washington State made it difficult for the Oregon (18-6, 8-6 Pac-12) attack which was held well below its season average to a hitting mark of .242, but the Ducks used balance to get their points. Each of the six hitters in Oregon’s 6-2 system finished with seven or more kills while Liz Brenner (12), Serena Warner (11) and Martenne Bettendorf (10) ended the match in double figures.

Oregon had to fight off the Cougars in the first set before pulling away to win handily, but surmounted sizeable leads early in the third and fourth sets to roll on. Amanda Benson was spectacular in creating that lead in the fourth set, serving to nine straight Oregon points from 2-2 all the way to 11-3 when she was stopped, but not before recording four service aces in the span.

What it Means: After being swept by the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country, a win is just what was needed for Oregon with six matches remaining this season. Despite dropping the second set, the Ducks were in control for most of the match against a Washington State team which Jim Moore praised after the match for being much better than its 1-13 conference record.

Warner’s Record Afternoon: Serena Warner finished the day with 11 kills on 12 attempts with no hitting errors for a hitting percentage of .917. That number is an Oregon school record surpassing Tia Stewart who hit .900 against Gonzaga in 1997.

Notes and Numbers: Liz Brenner recorded her 15th double-double of the season with 12 kills and 14 digs…Amanda Benson co-led the team with 14 digs as well…in addition to her record night, Warner led the team with five blocks.

Up Next: Oregon will head to the dessert for a pair of ranked team in No. 16 Arizona, Thursday at 5 p.m. and No. 20 Arizona State, Saturday at 6 p.m.


#11 Oregon vs Washington State
(Nov 09, 2014 at Pullman, Wash.)
   Oregon      ATTACK  SET  SERVE  SRV  DEF  BLOCK  GEN    
##  Player  SP  TA  PCT  SA  SE  RE  DIG  BS  BA  BE  BHE  Points 
3   Scott, Maggie   -.333  27  0.0 
4   Shebby, Frankie   24  .125  7.0 
6   Brenner, Liz   12  48  .167  14  13.5 
9   Nady, Kacey   20  .250  11.5 
15  Warner, Serena   11  12  .917  13.5 
18  Bettendorf, Martenne  10  28  .143  12.0 
1   B-Gonzalez, Natalie   .000  0.0 
8   Crittenden, Naya   15  .333  8.5 
10  Benson, Amanda   .000  14  4.0 
16  Ashen, Shellsy   .667  20  2.0 
17  Keoho, Chelsey   .000  13  0.0 
  Totals  58  21  153  .242  53  69  16  72.0 
  
  TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 9.0
TEAM ATTACK BY SET 
Set  TA  Pct  Sideout  Pct 
14  30  .367  13-19   68% 
11  10  44  .023  13-24   54% 
20  45  .333  17-22   77% 
13  34  .294  11-19   57% 
          54-84   64% 
   
SET SCORES     TEAM RECORDS 
Oregon   (3)  25  17  25  25     18-6, 8-6  
Washington State   (1)  18  25  21  19     10-16, 1-13  
   Washington State      ATTACK  SET  SERVE  SRV  DEF  BLOCK  GEN    
##  Player  SP  TA  PCT  SA  SE  RE  DIG  BS  BA  BE  BHE  Points 
3   Logan, Stephanie   18  .000  4.5 
12  Bettinson, Chelsey   10  21  .286  13.5 
14  MacDonald, Haley   .167  44  10  3.0 
15  Hardaway, Ver'Leea   17  .235  7.5 
17  Stephens, Tani   -.500  0.0 
22  Holt, Kyra   23  54  .278  12  26.5 
1   Lum, Shawna   .000  0.0 
2   Sommer, Kate   .000  14  0.0 
5   Harris, Jaicee   .000  0.0 
6   Ellingsen, Taylor   .000  0.0 
7   Allen, Emmy   34  .118  6.5 
21  Schoenlein, Casey   1.000  2.5 
  Totals  51  20  155  .200  48  61  20  64.0 
  
  TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 11.0
TEAM ATTACK BY SET 
Set  TA  Pct  Sideout  Pct 
13  37  .135  12-24   50% 
13  38  .289  14-18   77% 
13  46  .196  16-24   66% 
12  34  .176  11-25   43% 
          53-91   58% 
    Site: Pullman, Wash. (Bohler Gym)
Date: Nov 09, 2014 Attend: 503 Time: 1:48
Referees: Donna Hess, Tom Given
   
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