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Three Ranked Opponents at Pac-12 North

Apr 8, 2022

EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon beach volleyball team is set to face three top-20 teams at this weekend's Pac-12 North Invitational hosted by Stanford. The Ducks' four-match schedule begins Saturday against No. 17 Arizona at 8 a.m. (PT). Oregon carries an 8-11 record into the conference round robin.
 
Pac-12 North Invitational
Saturday, April 9
Oregon vs #17 Arizona – 8 a.m.
Oregon vs Arizona State – 12 p.m.
 
Sunday, April 10
Oregon vs #3 UCLA – 8 a.m.
Oregon vs #1 USC – 2 p.m.
 
Saturday's match between the Ducks and Arizona State will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks.
 
Strong on Court Two
The UO pair of Madelyn LaFollette and Daley McClellan went 3-0 at No. 2 pairs during the Boise State Beach Classic (April 1-2). After dropping the opening set of match one, LaFollette and McClellan swept their way through the remaining six sets of the weekend, and are now 8-7 this season.
 
vs Colorado Mesa – W, 2-1 | 11-21, 21-18, 15-10
vs Boise State – W, 2-0 | 21-14, 21-13
vs Washington – W, 2-0 | 21-15, 21-14
 
Last Time Out
The Ducks are looking to respond after an 0-3 tally at last weekend's Boise State Beach Classic. Oregon suffered a pair of 3-2 losses to Colorado Mesa and host Boise State before a 4-1 setback to Washington in the tournament finale. Five of the Ducks' 11 losses this season have been by a 3-2 score.
 
By the Numbers
At the top spot of the lineup, Reagan Hope and Brooke Nuneviller posted their team-leading ninth win with a 21-16, 21-15 triumph over Hahni Johnson and Savannah Spitzer of Colorado Mesa (April 1). Three other duos—Haden/Siegrist, LaFollette/McClellan and Laita/Wetton—have eight wins entering the Pac-12 North weekend.
 
Doing (class)Work!
For their standout work in the classroom, Carly Wallace and Valerie Peterson earned their way onto the UO Dean's List for the Winter 2022 quarter. Among the criteria, a student must carry at least 12 credits coupled with a term GPA of 3.75 or higher. Sixty (60!) Oregon student-athletes were honored with spots on the Dean's List.
 
Nuneviller Continues National Team Training
Two-time indoor All-American Brooke Nuneviller was invited to attend the USA Women's National Team Spring Training Camp (March 5-12) in Anaheim, Calif. She is one of several currently collegians invited to compete and train under the National Team coaching staff.
 
Welcome, Coach Dillard
Jason Dillard was named head coach of Oregon Beach Volleyball in September 2021. He spent 18 years as the director and head coach of the Goldenwest Volleyball Club (GWVBC), a program that produced nearly 250 college players including 93 at the Division I level. Dillard also spent 12 seasons (2006-17) at Fullerton College with previous Division I experience at UC Riverside (2004-05).
 
Crossover Ducks
The 2022 UO Beach Volleyball roster features three Ducks—Reagan Hope, Daley McClellan and Brooke Nuneviller—that are also members of the indoor team. For a second-consecutive season, Nuneviller was named to the AVCA All-America Second Team after averaging 3.96 kills per set coupled with 17 double-doubles. Hope redshirted this past indoor season and McClellan appeared in 12 matches with a season-high seven digs in a three-set win over Colorado (Oct. 31). Alex Laita and Bea Wetton started their UO careers as members of the indoor team in 2019.
 
What's Next?
Following the Pac-12 North Invitational, the Ducks' schedule continues with the Husky Invitational (April 16-17) in Seattle. Along with Oregon, the four-team field includes Hawaii, Portland and Washington. The Ducks' next home match—and Senior Day—is slated for April 21.  
 
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