Bergmark Shines In Loss To No. 16 Ducks
EUGENE, Ore. – Bella Bergmark recorded seven kills on just 11 swings in a 12-25, 19-25, 19-25 loss to No. 16 Oregon Sunday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena.
Katarina Pantovic added seven kills and five digs for the Bears (1-19), while Makana Meyer tallied seven kills.
Oregon (13-3) was led by Brooke Nuneviller with 13 kills and 12 digs.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Bears started strong in the first, taking an 11-9 lead on a Pantovic kill. It was all Ducks from there as they used an 8-0 run to force a Cal timeout and cruised to a 25-12 win from there to take a 1-0 lead.
Cal battled early in the second, tying the score at 7-7 on a Meyer kill. After the teams traded four-point runs, Meyer tied the score once again at 12 apiece with a kill. Oregon scored eight of the next nine to take a seven point advantage and finish the set for a 2-0 lead in the match.
Oregon jumped out to a 13-7 lead in the third, using a run after the score was tied at 6-6. The Bears were able to get within four twice at 16-12 and 20-16, but couldn't get any closer as the Ducks closed out the set and the match.
The Bears return to Berkeley for the final matchup of the season against Washington on Thursday, April 1 and Saturday, April 3 at Haas Pavilion.