Ducks spike Utes in volleyball
OREGON 3, Utah 1
• At Matthew Knight Arena, the 15th-ranked Ducks beat the 12th-ranked Utes for the second time this season. Scores of the four-set win were 25-18, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22.
Oregon improved to 14-5, 7-4 in the Pac-12. Utah is 17-5 and 8-3.
The decisive set was the third. The Ducks built a 24-18 lead, but the Utes scored five points in a row to pull within 24-23 before a Ronika Stone kill won the set for Oregon.
In the fourth set, a 5-0 Oregon run that included kills from Jolie Rasmussen, Willow Johnson and Stone built a 19-12 lead. Utah twice climbed to within two, but a blast from Lauren Page created set point for the Ducks and another Stone kill sealed the win.
Rasmussen, in her second match back from injury, hit .375 with 15 kills to lead the Oregon attack. She also had 12 digs for a double-double. Stone hit .450 and had 11 kills and seven blocks.
Oregon hit .288 for the match — well above .300 in each of the sets it won. Taylor Agost (10 kills), Johnson (nine kills) and Lindsey Vander Weide (eight kills) contributed to a balanced Ducks' attack.
Maggie Scott had 26 assists and 12 digs.
Oregon wraps up a four-match home stand at 7 p.m. on Friday against Colorado.
Willamette 3, LEWIS & CLARK 1
• At Griswold Stadium, Courtney Schmidt scored her third goal of the season, but the Pioneers fell to 3-12-2 and 2-10-1 in the Northwest Conference with the loss to the Bearcats (11-4-2, 8-4-1).