Fifth-Ranked Bruins Fall in Four at Oregon

Oct. 3, 2008

EUGENE, Ore. - Senior Ali Daley had a team-high 16 kills and nine digs, but the fifth-ranked Bruins fell to #11 Oregon in four sets on Friday at McArthur Court. Scores were 22-25, 25-23, 17-25, 21-25.

The Bruins drop their second straight match and fall to 10-3 and 0-2 in Pac-10 play, while the Ducks improve to 12-3 and 1-2 in league action.

Daley had just one error on the evening in 45 swings for a .333 hitting percentage. Senior Nellie Spicer had a double-double for the third time in four matches with 40 assists and 15 digs. Senior Jessica Fine recorded her third straight contest with at least 20 digs, notching 21. Sophomore Dicey McGraw added nine kills. The Bruins hit .205 as a team.

Gorana Maricic led the Ducks with 22 kills, while Sonja Newcombe had 19 kills, 18 digs and six blocks. Katie Swoboda posted 37 digs. Oregon hit .278.

The Bruins take on Oregon State in the last contest of a 14-match road trip to start the season. First serve is at 7 p.m. Live stats will be available on the schedule page of

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