Saturday, 30 September 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Ducks Sweep Marquette in Non-Con Finale

Oregon State

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Having played three five-set matches in its past four, the No. 7 Oregon volleyball team swept its way past Marquette (25-16, 25-19, 25-22) in Sunday’s non-conference finale. The Ducks hit .333 in the first-ever meeting between the two programs and will head into Friday’s Pac-12 opener with a 10-1 record.
Mimi Colyer led all players with 18 kills and 15 digs, good for her fifth double-double of the season. She had six kills in each set and posted .333 efficiency against the Golden Eagles. Hannah Pukis tallied a fifth-consecutive double-double, and seventh overall, with 39 assists and 10 digs. Oregon has now hit .333 or higher in five matches this year.
Gabby Gonzales and Morgan Lewis each had 10 kills in the match. Lewis, continuing her standout week, did not commit an error in 15 swings to post a .667 hitting percentage. The senior opposite finished the three-match road trip hitting .487 while putting away 3.38 kills per set.
Defensively, the Ducks held Marquette to a .111 figure and had 54 digs, a new season’s best in a three-set match. Senior libero Georgia Murphy and freshman Kate Thibault had 10 and six digs, respectively. Karson Bacon had a match-leading four blocks to along with her six kills. Thibault had two service aces for a second-consecutive match while Pukis and Kara McGhee each posted three blocks.
How It Happened
Marquette (4-7) held an early 5-3 lead but the Ducks put together a six-point surge capped by a kill by Colyer to force the…

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