SEATTLE — The Oregon volleyball team won the first two sets Sunday, but it was all No. 11 Washington after that as the Ducks' rough Pac-12 season continued.
The Huskies (13-3, 4-2) rallied for a 23-25, 21-25, 25-20, 25-18, 15-11 home victory over the Ducks (5-10, 1-5).
Oregon had hitting percentages of .179 and .227 in its sets wins, but fell off to .087, .067 and .150, respectively, in its three set losses to finish at .148 for the match.
The Ducks led most of the way in the first set with leads of 8-5 and 13-6 before Washington made a late run to to tie it at 23. However, two attack errors by the Huskies gave the Ducks the set.
Trailing 13-11 in the second set, Oregon used an 8-1 run for a 19-14 lead and never led by less than three points the rest of the set.
Washington began its comeback in the third set, breaking away from a 15-15 tie for the win. The Huskies used a 6-1 run in the fourth set to break away from a 13-13 tie en route to tying the match at two sets apiece.
In the fifth set, Oregon rallied from deficits of 6-2 and 11-5 to pull with 12-10, but two kills from Kara Bajema and one from Avie Niece allowed Washington to win the set and the match.
Brooke Nuneviller had 16 kills for the Ducks, Willow Johnson tallied 11 kills and Ronika Stone added 10. Elise Ferreia handed out 25 assists and Georgia Murphy had 22 digs.
Bajema had 21 kills for the Huskies and Claire Hoffman, the former Marist High standout, added 14 kills.