Ducks Begin 2021 Season at Gonzaga
EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon will play its first dual match in over 10 months when it opens the 2021 season at Gonzaga, Saturday at 12 p.m.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Friday, Jan. 30 – 12 p.m.
Oregon at Gonzaga
The Ducks will welcome back the majority of their key players from a year ago, starting with seniors Rifanty Kahfiani and Julia Eshet, who both decided to use their extra year of eligibility. Oregon will also rely on a strong group of returning underclassmen who earned significant playing time last year. Returning freshmen Uxia Martinez Moral, Lillian Mould, Madisen Olsen and Myah Petchey all gained valuable experience in their first seasons at Oregon, while third-year sophomore Allison Mulville has been a mainstay in the lineup for the last two seasons.
A pair of newcomers will add even more depth to the Oregon roster. Alabama transfer Ares Teixido Garcia saw significant time in the Crimson Tide lineup during her true freshman season last year, while freshman Janice Tjen comes to the program after enjoying a decorated junior career. Additionally, the Ducks welcome back Plobrung Pipuech, who missed the majority of 2019-20 due to injury after transferring in from Kansas.
After opening the season at Gonzaga, the Ducks will return home for a five-match homestand throughout February before opening conference play in March.