The road hasn't been to kind to the Ducks this year. Last weekend, Oregon suffered a pair of double-digit losses to the Huskies and Cougars up in Washington, falling to 13-14 on the year. The Ducks are just 2-9 on the road this season. There was a silver lining however, as sophomore Jillian Alleyne tied Bev Smith for the single season school record in double-doubles with 24 after scoring 19 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Alleyne has been just about the only bright spot for the Ducks who have gone 17-41 in her time at Oregon thus far.
The Oregon men's golf team won its first tournament of 2014 at the Wyoming Cowboy Desert Intercollegiate with a three day score of 837 (-27), edging out Colorado by three strokes. Sulman Raza led the Ducks by going 8-under par and finishing second overall. Ryan Ree and Brandon McIver also finished among the top-5 with Ree tying for third and McIver tying for fifth. Ree finished the tournament 7-under par while McIver shot 6-under par. Next up for the Ducks will be the Bandon Dunes Tournament beginning March 9.
It was a record-breaking weekend for the Oregon women's golf team who carded the lowest tournament score vs. par in school history to take second place at the Westbrook Spring Invitational. The Ducks carded a three day total of 848 (-16) which also tied for the lowest tournament score overall in school history. Cassy Isagawa and Cathleen Santoso both went 9-under par in the tournament to finish tied for second, four stokes behind Ohio State's Jessica Porvasnik who won the tournament after going 13-under par. Next up for the Ducks is the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational in San Jose, Calif.
The No. 4 Oregon softball team continued its blistering start to 2014 with five wins in three days at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. The Ducks opened with a 4-1 win over No. 23 LSU as Cheridan Hawkins tossed her fourth complete game. The win was Oregon's first over a ranked opponent so far this season. Against Fordham, Janie Takeda threw out two runners at the plate to keep Oregon's win streak alive in a hard fought 3-2 win. Immediately after, the Ducks' bats came to life in a 12-3 win over Virginia, with a combined eight runs coming in the third and fourth innings. Oregon wrapped up the busy weekend with a pair of shutouts, defeating No. 24 Notre Dame 2-0 and UC Davis 8-0 to improve to 14-1 on the year. The Ducks have another busy weekend ahead of them at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla., with five games in three days again, including a Friday afternoon showdown against No. 1 Florida which can be seen on ESPN3.com at 12:30 pm PT. Full notes about the upcoming tournament can be found here.
Oregon senior Robin Cambier tied the school's singles wins record over the weekend as the Ducks swept UNLV 7-0. Cambier defeated UNLV's Ace Matias 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (8-6) to improve his singles record to 17-2 on the year. With his next singles win, Cambier will hold seven school records. With the win over the Runnin' Rebels, the Ducks improved to 9-1 on the year. The win also marked Oregon's seventh shutout of the season. The Ducks return to the court on February 28 to take on the Washington Huskies in their first Pac-12 matchup of the year.
The Ducks snapped a four-match losing streak on Saturday in a 6-1 win over Akron. Fueled by victories in five-of-six singles matches, Oregon improved their home record on the year to a perfect 5-0. Oregon also won a pair of doubles matches as Lana Buttner and Sofia Hager came away with an 8-0 sweep to remain undefeated on the year, while Lina Åkesson and Marlou Kluiving used a 8-2 win to improve to 4-3 on the year. The Ducks return to action next weekend with a pair of Pac-12 match-ups against Colorado and Utah.