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Back Home to Host Utah, Colorado

Oct 20, 2022

EUGENE, Ore. – The 20th-ranked Oregon volleyball team is back at Matthew Knight Arena this weekend after playing its last four matches on the road. The Ducks host Utah Friday at 6 p.m. (PT) and close out the weekend Sunday against Colorado at 12 p.m. Both will be available via the UO Live Stream.
 
How to Follow
Friday vs Utah, 6 p.m. – Watch | Live Stats
Sunday vs Colorado, 12 p.m. – Watch | Live Stats
 
Rankings Roundup
Oregon checks in at No. 20 in this week's AVCA national poll and NCAA RPI release. The Ducks split their two matches during last weekend's road trip to LA, dropping a four setter to USC but responding with a five-set win at UCLA. This weekend's opponents, Utah and Colorado, are both RPI top-35 opponents.
 
Last Time Out
Trailing two sets to one, the Ducks rallied for a five-set victory at UCLA (Oct. 16). Oregon hit .309 in the win including a .477 figure over the final two sets. The result snapped UO's three-match losing streak and gave the program its first road win in the series since 2018.
 
Top 10…Again
With her 16th kill against the Bruins, senior Brooke Nuneviller moved into the Oregon top 10 for career kills, and is now the fourth player in program history ranked among the top 10 in both career kills and career digs. She joins the short list already featuring Teri Kramer (1984-87), Sonja Newcombe (2006-09) and Lindsey Vander Weide (2015-18).
 
Three of a Kind
For the eighth time this season and third-straight match, the Ducks had three players with 10 or more kills in Sunday's win at UCLA. Mimi Colyer and Brooke Nuneviller put down 23 and 22 kills, respectively, while Kiari Robey registered a career-high 10 kills behind a .526 hitting percentage. Oregon is 5-3 in the eight matches.
 
Dish It Out
Junior Elise Ferreira had a career-high 66 assists in the Ducks' five-set win at UCLA. With the effort, she replaced her previous high of 58 assists against Arizona State in 2019. The 66 assists by Ferreira are the highest total in the Pac-12 and tied for the fifth most in the NCAA this season. In the last four matches, Ferreira is averaging 11.58 assists per set.
 
Series Info vs Utah
Oregon and Utah have split the last 10 meetings in the series with the Utes winning both last season. There have only been two sweeps by either team in that 10-match span. Dating back to 2011—when Utah joined the league—Oregon owns an 11-7 lead in the all-time series and has won seven of nine in Eugene.
 
Series Info vs Colorado
Oregon has won its last four matches against Colorado and holds a slight 6-4 lead in the last 10 of the series. In the all-time series, the Ducks lead 15-5 with an 8-3 record in Eugene. Thirteen of the past 15 meetings have been extended to at least four sets.
 
Up Next
After their home weekend against the Mountain schools, the Ducks begin the second half of conference play next Friday at Arizona. Click HERE for the complete schedule.
 
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