Oregon Volleyball Set To Host Oregon Classic

Sept. 5, 2001

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OREGON RECAP The Ducks are 5-0 after sweeping through the UT Arlington Tournment and defeating UT Pan American two days later. Oregon senior Monique Tobbagi and junior transfer Lindsay Closs were both named to the all-tournament team as the Ducks were the only squad to go unbeaten in Arlington. After the first weekend of action, Oregon is hitting an impressive .351 (265-76-539) as a team.

HEAD COACH CARL FERREIRA Second year head coach Carl Ferreira (163-75 overall, 15-19 Oregon) led the Ducks to their best overall finish since 1996 last season. The Ducks are off to a 5-0 start under Ferreira this season and have recruited the 2000 National Junior College Player of the Year as well as the Oregon Gatorade Player of the Year. Ferreira, a Hilo, Hawaii native, is joined by second-year assistants Anna Reznicek and Jared Sliger.

TV TIMETwo home matches will be broadcast on Fox Sports this season. Oregon's matches against Arizona State Oct. 18 and California Nov. 1 will both be rebroadcast.

THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS Things aren't the same in women's collegiate volleyball this season. The NCAA scoring committee adopted rally scoring for the 2001 season. The first four games will be played to 30 and a point will be scored everytime the ball is put into play, regardless of which team served. A fifth game, if necessary, will be played to 15 points. Let scoring was also adopted, meaning if the ball grazes the net on a serve but still goes over, it remains in play.

The Oregon classic Four teams are traveling to Eugene for the Oregon Classic - Boise State, Eastern Washington, Northridge and New Mexico State. Every team will play each other once and there will be five matches on Friday and five matches on Saturday.

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