ATHENS, Ohio — Alaina Bergsma and Katherine Fischer had 14 kills apiece and Lauren Plum had 43 assists to lead 17th-ranked Oregon to a convincing 25-18, 25-14, 25-16 victory over No. 10 Kentucky at the Baymont Invitational volleyball tournament on Saturday.
“Lauren Plum did an unbelievable job,” Oregon coach Jim Moore said. “She executed the game plan right from the start. We wanted to go to the (outside) pins early, and then when they made adjustments, she did too, without us even saying anything.”
Oregon (4-0) hit a season-high .500, including .619 by Fischer. Liz Brenner added 10 kills for the Ducks, and Haley Jacobs had 12 digs.
Duck women finish 4-0 on trip to Spain
SANT JULIA, Spain — Amanda Delgado scored 15 points and Lexi Petersen added 13 to help Oregon finish off a perfect four-game trip to Spain with a 70-52 victory over Santa Rosa de Lima on Saturday.
Jordan Loera added 11 points and six rebounds, and Megan Carpenter collected 10 points and 14 rebounds, her third double-double of the trip.
Oregon shot just 35 percent from the field and 7-of-35 from three-point range, but Delgado made five three-pointers, and the Ducks held Santa Rosa to just 28 percent shooting.
Top-ranked Oregon sweeps at Pier Park
PORTLAND — The top-ranked Oregon women started their cross country season with a sweep of Oregon State, Portland and Portland State at the Pier Park Invitational on Saturday.
Oregon beat OSU 15-50, Portland 15-48 and Portland State 15-49.
Anne Kesselring led the way for the Oregon women, winning the 5,000-meter race in 17 minutes, 12.90 seconds, followed by Alexi Pappas (17:13.18) and Katie Conlon (17:13.43). Sarah Penney was fourth in 17:13.68, and Megan Patrignelli was fifth in 17:24.72.
The Oregon men also swept their three-way dual, beating seventh-ranked Portland 17-46 and Portland State 15-50.
Cole Watson won the race, covering the 6,000-meter course in 17:52.69, followed by Ben DeJarnette in second (17:53.00) and Daniel Winn in third (18:02.22).
Northwest Christian’s Ally Manley finished 12th in the women’s race in 17:55. In the men’s race, NCU’s Nick Lopez was 18th in 19:03.
Beavers win pair at Illinois State tourney
NORMAL, Ill. — Camille Saxton had 16 kills to lead Oregon State to a 25-13, 25-21, 25-22 victory over Presbyterian at the Redbird Classic volleyball tournament on Saturday.
Tayla Woods had 34 assists, and Becky Defoe had 22 digs for the Beavers.
Later Saturday, Saxton had 19 kills and 13 digs, and the Beavers struggled before finally putting away host Illinois State 23-25, 25-21, 25-22, 26-28, 15-6.
NCU rally falls short in loss
Devan Belshe had 18 kills and Rylie Engelson added 17 to lead Warner Pacific to a 27-25, 25-22, 21-25, 21-25, 15-8 victory over Northwest Christian in a Cascade Collegiate Conference volleyball game at the Morse Event Center.
Tami Brown had 16 kills and 19 digs for the Beacons, whose rally from a two-game deficit came up just short. Taylor Richardson added 14 kills and Maren Mansfield had 11. Cori Wallace had 28 assists, and Alyssa Dorr had 27.
NCU women shut out Simpson
SPRINGFIELD — Katelyn Partridge, Alisandra Alcocer and Mishayla Bertelsen all scored in the second half, and Northwest Christian pulled away in the second half for a 4-0 victory over Simpson in their season-opening nonleague women’s soccer game on Saturday.
Melyssa Weber started the scoring with an unassisted goal from the left side in the 17th minute. Partridge took a pass from Amanda Sunthonlap to make it 2-0 in the 58th minute, and Alcocer scored 11 minutes later off a breakaway pass from Partridge. Bertelsen completed the scoring in the 88th minute with a goal off a cross from Brianne Lagumina.
Herriage scores twice in Beacons’ win
SPRINGFIELD — Ryan Herriage scored two goals to lead Northwest Christian to a 4-3 men’s soccer victory over Simpson on Saturday.
Travis Brown had three assists for the Beacons (1-2), who led 3-1 at halftime before holding on for the victory. Josh Bramlett and Chris Longi also scored for NCU.