Skip to main content

Ducks Gear Up for Pac-12 Play, Civil War Wednesday

Sep 22, 2014
What: No. 13 Oregon volleyball vs. Seattle/Oregon State
When: Tuesday - 6 p.m./ Wednesday - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Matthew Knight Arena
Tickets Click Here

 

This Week:
The No. 13 Oregon volleyball team will host a pair of midweek volleyball matches against northwest opponents with Seattle coming to town, Tuesday at 6 p.m. and in-state rival Oregon State, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Live Coverage:
Wednesday’s match against Oregon State will be aired live on the Pac-12 Networks while Tuesday’s match against Seattle will be streamed for free at www.goducks.com/live.

Live stats for each of the matches can be found here.

Promotions:
Tasty Tuesday Special – One GA Ticket/One 22oz Soda/ One Hot Dog =$10
Yellow Out – Wear yellow on Tuesday and get a $3 GA ticket.

Bi-Mart Buy One Get One- Purchase a ticket to Wednesday’s match against Oregon State and receive a free voucher to the match against Colorado Saturday, Sept. 27.

About the Redhawks:

  • Seattle is 4-8 this season with a 2-2 record on the road.
  • The Redhawks have one common opponent this season is New Mexico. Seattle lost in straight sets to the Lobos while Oregon won in four.
  • Martina Samadan is leading the team with a .348 hitting percentage and averaging 2.64 kills per set.
  • The Ducks lead the series 5-0 against Seattle and won in straight sets in 2013.

About the Beavers:

  • Oregon State is 10-1 this season coming off three wins at the Roadrunner Invite, including a five-set win over Long Beach State.
  • The Beavers are the best blocking team in Pac-12 so far this season, averaging 3.21 blocks per set led by Arica Nassar who is averaging 1.78 per set.
  • Oregon leads the series record against Oregon State 68-42-1 and has not lost to the Beavers since 2011.
  • Freshman Mary-Kate Marshall ranks fourth in the Pac-12 with 4.30 kills per set.

 AVCA Coaches’ Poll:
Oregon continues its climb up the AVCA coaches’ poll and is now up to No. 13 after being ranked 14th a week ago.

Wins Record in Sight:
Head coach Jim Moore is 195-98 in his 10-year career at Oregon, only one win behind Karla Rice (196-67) as the all-time winningest coach in Oregon history.
 
A Rare Breed:
Oregon is one of nine undefeated teams left in NCAA Division I. The other eight are: Appalachian State, Florida State, Loyola Marymount, Ole Miss, Stanford, Texas, Texas Tech and Washington.
 
Leading the Pac:
Oregon currently leads the conference in opponent hitting percentage, holding teams to an average of .141.

Benson Back on Track:
Amanda Benson leads the team with 3.69 digs per set this season, but has been stellar in the recent string of matches averaging 4.36 kills per set in the last three matches.
 
Double Doubles:
Liz Brenner has proven to be one of the most versatile players in the Pac-12 throughout her career. And currently ranks second in the Pac-12 in double-doubles, recording the feat in six of the team’s nine matches this season.

Killing by Committee:
The first weekend of play showed that the Ducks have the ability to attack from a variety of places. Seven players are averaging at least one kill per set compared to the 2013 season where that number was four. Four of those seven players are earning more than two kills per set.
 
Kill Count:
Liz Brenner moved up to No. 7 on Oregon’s all-time kills list, passing Madeline Ernst. Brenner now has 1,373 kills and is 20 away from 2010 graduate Heather Meyers in sixth.
 
Senior CLASS Award:
Liz Brenner was selected as a 2014 Senior CLASS Award Candidate, Tuesday, making her one of 30 student-athletes in country to earn the honor.

The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season by a national media committee, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release.
 
Shebby Named Freshman of the Week: Frankie Shebby was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week, Sept. 8 after making her collegiate debut at the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic. Shebby averaged 2.62 kills over the weekend and led the team with 14 kills against St. John’s.

Shebby received the award again the following week after wins against No. 23 Michigan State and Michigan. Over the weekend she led the team in kills per set and set a career high of 15 kills against Michigan.
 
All-Tournament Teams:
Martenne Bettendorf was named the Oregon Invitational tournament MVP. Liz Brenner and Amanda Benson were each named to the all-tournament team.

Liz Brenner, Kacey Nady and Frankie Shebby were named to the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic all-tournament team.
 
Tough Tests:
The Ducks have a grueling schedule in 2014 according to the AVCA preseason coaches’ poll. With two wins against a ranked opponent already under its belt, six of Oregon’s 12 conference opponents are also ranked in the top-25.