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No. 9 Ducks move on to Sweet Sixteen of NCAA volleyball tournament with win over Arkansas

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Oregon's Colby Neal (7) and Mimi Colyer (15) go up for the block to grab the final point in the Ducks' 4 set win over Arkansas in round 2 of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament in Eugene, Ore., on Dec. 3, 2022.

Oregon Volleyball is headed to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament in Louisville.

The No. 9 Ducks earned their spot after a second-round win in four sets over Arkansas Saturday night in Eugene. The win was the 15th straight for Oregon, tying the longest winning streak in program history. The Ducks were perfect at home this year with a 14-0 record at Matthew Knight Arena.

The win advanced Oregon to the Sweet Sixteen for the eighth time in program history, and first since the 2020 season. Oregon will be in the hunt to reach the Elite Eight for the third time ever, and the first since 2018.

In Saturday night’s match, Senior Brooke Nuneviller had a match-high 19 kills, Pac-12’s Freshman of the year Mimi Colyer added 15 kills, Hannah Pukis had 42 assists with 12 digs, Kiari Robey added seven kills plus seven blocks and senior Gloria Mutiri had six kills.

Up Next: The Ducks travel to Louisville for the regional round of Sweet Sixteen to face Nebraska Thursday.

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.