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Thursday, April 15 updates: OSU's Aleah Goodman goes 30th in WNBA Draft; LaMarcus Aldridge retires.

Oregon volleyball advances — Morgan Lewis hit .684 with 13 kills and the No. 10-seed Oregon Ducks swept Notre Dame on Thursday, April 15, in the second round of the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tournament at Omaha, Nebraska.

The 25-17, 25-22, 25-13 win advances the Ducks to the found of 16 against Purdue on Sunday, April 18.

Brooke Nuneviller had 11 kills and 21 digs for her 16th double-double in 19 appearances this season.

Oregon (15-4) hit .362 for the match while limiting the Irish to .170.

Karson Bacon had nine kills and hit .471. Lewis had a team-high three blocks. Elise Ferreira had 24 assists and Kylie Robinson 17 and each had four digs. Becca Morse had three aces.

Aleah Goodman drafted — Oregon State guard Aleah Goodman was selected No. 30 overall in Thursday's WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun. A Milwaukie native and La Salle Prep graduate, Goodman is the sixth Oregon State player chosen over the last six WNBA drafts, joining Jamie Weisner (2016), Ruth Hamblin (2016), Sydney Wiese (2017), Marie Gulich (2018) and Mikayla Pivec (2020).

The Dallas Wings had three of the first five picks and took Texas forward/center Charli Colier with the No. 1 pick and Awak Kuier, a 6-5 from Finland with the No. 2 pick. They join a young roster that includes former Oregon standout Satou Sabally, the No. 2 pick in 2020.

Aari McDonald from Arizona was the first Pac-12 player drafted, going third overall to Atlanta.

LaMarcus Aldridge retires — Citing a scare with an irregular heartbeat, former Trail Blazer LaMarcus Aldridge retired Thursday, announcing his decision on social media.

The 35-year-old power forward said he experienced an irregular heartbeat during a Brooklyn Nets' game with the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, April 9, and that the condition worsened after the game.

Aldridge signed with the Nets on March 28 and appeared in five games for Brooklyn.

Aldridge played his first nine seasons with the Trail Blazers, after being drafted No. 2 in 2006 by Chicago then traded to Portland for Tyrus Thomas and Viktor Khryapa.


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