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Road Trip Begins Thursday at #19 Stanford

Nov 3, 2021

EUGENE, Ore. – The No. 18 Oregon volleyball team opens its November schedule with a road match Thursday at No. 19 Stanford. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. (PT) at Maples Pavilion. The Ducks' weekend trip to the Bay Arena also includes a Sunday matchup at Cal.
Oregon enters the final month of the regular season at 16-6 overall and a 7-5 mark in Pac-12 play.
How to Follow
Thursday, Nov. 4 at #19 Stanford | 7 p.m.
TV/Stream: Pac-12 Networks
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Sunday, Nov. 7 at California | 12 p.m.
TV/Stream: Cal Live Stream
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Last Time Out
The then-No. 17 Ducks saved three match points before rallying past Colorado in five sets (Oct. 31) at Matthew Knight Arena. Brooke Nuneviller registered a match-high 25 kills to go along with 12 digs to complete her 12th double-double of the season. Morgan Lewis and Karson Bacon put down 13 and 12 kills, respectively, while libero Georgia Murphy collected a match-high 20 digs.
In the Rankings
After a split home weekend, the Ducks are down one spot and check in at No. 18 in the latest release of the AVCA coaches' poll. Stanford, Thursday's opponent, is the 19th-ranked team in the country and with that match, Oregon will have faced eight ranked opponents in its last 11 matches. The Ducks are 26th in Monday's release of the RPI rankings.
Shining Under Pressure
Facing a 2-1 deficit against Colorado (Oct. 31), the Ducks responded with a .375 hitting percentage over the final two sets of the five-set victory at Matthew Knight Arena. The team had just seven attack errors combined in sets four and five. Oregon hit .193 through the first three sets against the Buffs. The Ducks are 5-2 in five setters this season.
Did You Know?
Oregon libero Georgia Murpy enters the weekend with 959 career digs, just 41 shy of becoming the 15th player in program history to reach the 1,000 milestone. She has 12 matches this season with at least 15 digs and five outings with 20 or more digs including a season high 27 at Colorado (Oct. 1). Murphy ranks third in the Pac-12 this season with 4.32 digs per set.
Leaders of the Pac(k)
Through two months of the 2021 season, the Ducks continue to lead the Pac-12 in opponent hitting pct (.172) and digs per set (15.92 d/s). Individually, middle blocker Karson Bacon enters the weekend first in the conference and 15th in the NCAA with her .416 hitting percentage. In a show of her all-around play, returning All-American Brooke Nuneviller ranks 10th in the Pac-12 in both kills per set (3.55 k/s) and digs per set (3.39 d/s).
Series History | Oregon vs Stanford
Stanford owns a 68-5 advantage in the all-time series but the Ducks' five-set win earlier this season (Oct. 10) snapped a 15-match losing streak to the Cardinal. Oregon is looking for its first win at Stanford since the 2011 season. All five UO wins in the series have come in five sets.
Series History | Oregon vs California
Cal leads the all-time series, 55-31, but Oregon has won 14 of the past 16 meetings; 12 of those 14 wins coming in straight sets. In the first meeting this season, the Ducks swept Cal (Oct. 8) at Matthew Knight Arena behind a .319 team hitting percentage. Oregon has won four in a row against the Bears and holds an 8-1 advantage dating back to 2017, the team's first year under head coach Matt Ulmer.
Elite Company
Brooke Nuneviller is one of just two players in the country (Pia Timmer, WSU) with a 30-20 (kills-digs) performance and the only one to do so in four sets. She had 31 kills—while hitting .338—and 21 digs in Oregon's four-set win at Rice (Sept. 2) in Houston. Through the first two months of the 2021 campaign, Nuneviller is averaging 3.55 kills per set and 3.39 digs per set, both ranked 10th in the Pac-12.
Up Next
The Ducks return home next weekend to host USC (Nov. 12) and UCLA (Nov. 14).
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