Ducks end regular season with a winless weekend at Pac-12 North Invitational

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After their redeeming win over Portland last weekend, the Ducks ended the regular season with a disappointing performance at the Pac-12 North Invitational

Oregon (2-8, 0-2) lost all four of its matches this weekend, by the score of 0-5 in each, against No. 14 Stanford, No. 13 California, Washington and No. 4 USC at the Invitational in Seattle.

The Ducks began the weekend dropping four straight sets to the Cardinal (16-10, 7-3) on Saturday morning. Lindsey Vander Weide and August Raskie pushed their match on court No. 1 to Oregon’s only extra set of the weekend, after earning Oregon’s only win of the weekend, 21-16 in set two.

The Ducks faced their biggest scoring deficit of the weekend in court No. 3 with Lauren Page and Willow Johnson losing a second set, 21-4, to the Cardinal’s Kate Formico and Catherine Raquel.

Following the Stanford match, Oregon fell 0-5 to the Golden Bears (19-6, 3-4). In their second match of the day, Page and Johnson only fell by two points in their opening set against the Cal pairing of Bryce Bark and Madison Dueck, 22-20, but also dropped the second set as well, 21-14.

On Sunday morning the Washington Huskies (10-11, 2-4) defeated the Ducks in five straight sets. The Ducks got as close as five to the Huskies with Maggie Scott and Ronika Stone’s opening set loss of 16-21 in court No. 4 to UW’s duo of Anna Crabtree and Kara Bajema.

To conclude the Invitational, the Ducks lost 0-5 to the Trojans (20-10). In court No. 3, Page and Johnson came back from a 7-21 lost in set one, to lose set two only by three, 18-21, against USC’s Terese Cannon and Sammy Slater.

The Ducks will look to turnaround their momentum when they return to the sand at the Pac-12 Championships in Stanford, California, April 26 through 28.

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