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Oregon Volleyball In NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16

Mark Kuhlman
NCAA Photos

University of Oregon Volleyball is moving on to the Sweet 16 of the 2021 NCAA Volleyball tournament after a 3-0 sweep of Notre Dame on Wednesday in Omaha. The Ducks won in straight sets, 25-17, 25-22 and 25-13.

Morgan Lewis set an Oregon NCAA Tournament record for hitting percentage, hitting .684 with 13 kills on 19 swings and no errors. Brooke Nuneviller recorded her 16th double-double, finishing with 11 kills and 21 digs.

The Ducks are the No.10 overall national seed in this year’s tournament. They entered the tournament as the Pac-12 runner-up and winners of their last 12 of 14 matches.

Credit Mark Kuhlman / NCAA Photos
NCAA Photos
Karson Bacon (42) and Gloria Mutiri (16) go up for a block in their second round match with Notre Dame at the NCAA Tournament on April 15, 2021 in Omaha, Neb.

Oregon finished 14-4 in the conference-only regular season, matching the program’s highest-ever league finish by coming in second in the Pac-12. Oregon’s 14 conference wins are also tied for the second most in a season in school history, matching the total from the 2011 season and behind only the 2012 season.

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The Ducks will face No. 7 Purdue Sunday, April 18.

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Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.