No. 21 Ducks Host Fifth-Ranked Stanford
EUGENE, Ore. – The No. 21 Oregon volleyball team is back at Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday, hosting No. 5 Stanford in the team's Pac-12 home opener. Doors open at 11 a.m. with first serve set for 12 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network. Oregon enters the match with a 7-2 record including a 1-0 mark in Pac-12 play.
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Oregon will be playing at home for the first time since Sept. 3, a five-set win over Rice. Sunday's match will feature the highest-ranked opponent at MKA since this same Stanford program came to Eugene as the No. 3 team in October 2019. Stanford is 6-3 this season, and opened conference play with a sweep of Cal earlier this week.
In continued support of the program's Little Duck Danielle Bixby and Team IMPACT, Sunday will double as Oregon's Stomp Out Cancer match. Fans are encouraged to wear yellow as Bixby and other UO-paired players are celebrated.
Series Info vs Stanford
The Ducks snapped a 15-match losing streak to Stanford with a five-set victory in Eugene (10/10/21) last season. Oregon followed that up with a sweep on the Cardinal's home floor (11/4/21), its first road win in the series since 2011. Overall, Stanford owns a 68-6 advantage in the all-time series.
Last Time Out
Oregon opened Pac-12 play with a four-set road victory at in-state rival Oregon State (Sept. 21). Reagan Hope provided a spark off the bench with seven kills and four blocks while Brooke Nuneviller and Mimi Colyer each had 16 kills in the win. Oregon also put up a season-high 16.0 total blocks including a career-high four solo blocks by Nuneviller.
We've Got a Winner…or Two
Hannah Pukis and Mimi Colyer earned Pac-12 Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week honors (Sept. 19) thanks to standout efforts at last weekend's Hurricane Invitational. Pukis dished out 12.00 assists per set and directed the UO offense to a .407 hitting percentage. Colyer, now a three-time pick, hit .372 and put down 2.86 kills per set against South Carolina and Miami.
The home stand continues next weekend with matches against Arizona State (Sept. 30) and Arizona (Oct. 2). Click HERE for the complete schedule.
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