Ducks volleyball pulls out tough, five-set win at Princeton
Oregon 3, PRINCETON 2
After playing three teams ranked among the nation's top seven, and losing all three matches, Oregon got no breather Tuesday night at Princeton, New Jersey.
The Tigers nearly upset 14th-ranked UO, but Brooke Nuneviller carried the Ducks at crucial times and with a career-high 19 kills on .389, as Oregon prevailed 23-25, 25-22, 24-26, 25-18, 18-16.
Oregon (3-3) played again without standout outside hitter Willow Johnson, who has missed three-plus matches with an ankle injury.
The Tigers led nearly the entire first set and 10-13, then held off a late Oregon charge in which the Ducks closed to within 24-23.
Nuneviller became more of a factor later in the match. She notched eight kills in the fourth set and had the kill that tied the fifth set at 16-16. Oregon then won with a block and a Princeton attack error.
Ronika Stone added a season-high 18 kills and hit .293 for the Ducks.
Maggie O'Connell of Princeton (2-5) had 24 kills and hit .390.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S GOLF
Oregon State won the Cougar Cup by eight strokes over runner-up Oregon at Pullman, Washington.
The Beavers shot a 7-under-par 281 on the second and final day of the 54-hole tournament. They totaled 20-under 844. Oregon (852) closed with a 288 and held off third-place Denver and Washington by two strokes.
Host Washington State took fifth at 863 out of 15 teams.
OSU junior Ellie Slama, a co-leader with freshman teammate Issy Taylor of Australia after two rounds, took second. She was one shot behind UW's Karen Miyamoto, who fired a 68 on Tuesday to Slama's 70.
Slama had an 8-under 208 total. Her final round included her first three bogeys of the tourney, but the former state champion from South Salem High closed strong, making birdie on the 16th and an eagle 3 on the 17th.
Oregon's Tze-Han Lin tied for fifth at 211, and OSU's Nicole Schroeder and Taylor were in a group tied for eighth at 212. Schroeder had a final-day 66 — the best score of the tournament — while Taylor shot 74.
• Concordia's Cammie Decker was the runner-up and the Cavaliers finished fourth out of 11 teams at True North Classic in Richmond, British Columbia.
Decker's 3-over total of 147, which included a 4-over 76 on Tuesday, trailed Jaya Rampuri (72) of Simon Fraser by three strokes.
Simon Fraser won the team title by 25 shots over Western Washington.
COLLEGE MEN'S GOLF
Rain washed out the final round of the Husky Invitational at Bremerton, Washington, leaving host Washington the winner, with Oregon State fourth and Oregon fifth.
Washington shot 22-under-par 554 through two rounds Monday. OSU was at 569, Oregon 572.
The Beavers' Spencer Tibbits tied for second at 6-under 138, one shot out of first place.
Oregon freshman Nate Stember from Lincoln High had a strong start to his college career, shooting 69-71 to tie for ninth.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER
Oregon State's Brianna McReynolds has been named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week and was voted to the Top Drawer Soccer national team of the week.
The freshman forward scored her first hat trick in a 5-0 victory at Houston and had an assist. Three days later, her goal in the 98th minute lifted the Beavers to a 2-1 overtime win at Rice.
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