Season Continues at San Diego State

EUGENE, Ore. – The second weekend of the 2023 season takes the No. 6 Oregon volleyball team to the San Diego State Invitational beginning Thursday against the host Aztecs. First serve is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. (PT) and will be streamed on the Mountain West Network.

The Ducks will also play UCSB and Pepperdine during the three-day round robin.

San Diego State Invitational (all times PT)

Thursday, Aug. 31

#6 Oregon at San Diego State

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Friday, Sept. 1

#6 Oregon vs UCSB

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Saturday, Sept. 2

#6 Oregon vs Pepperdine

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Series History vs San Diego State

Oregon and San Diego State have met 10 times prior to Thursday’s meeting but have not played since 2016, a 3-0 win for the Ducks in Eugene. San Diego State owns a slim 6-4 advantage in the series but Oregon has won the past three. It will be the first meeting in San Diego since 1987.

Climbing the Ranks

On the heels of its 3-0 opening weekend, Oregon moved up three spots to No. 6 in the Aug. 28 release of the AVCA top-25 poll. It is the team’s highest in-season ranking since the 2012 squad earned a No. 2 ranking four times, one of those in the final standings.

And the Winners Are…

Mimi Colyer and Karson Bacon collected Pac-12 Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors, respectively, after their efforts at the Rainbow Wahine Classic. It was the 10th-career weekly award for Colyer who set a league record with eight Freshman of the Week selections in 2022. The win for Bacon was the second of her career, and first since a Freshman of the Week nod in 2019.

Milestone Watch

Grad transfer Gabby Gonzales heads into the San Diego State Invitational needing 35 digs to reach 1,000 for her career. She picked up 949 digs during her career at Ohio State (2019-22). Gonzales had eight kills and a season-high eight digs against Hawai’i.

Last Time Out

The Ducks swept their way past host Hawai’I to cap an undefeated weekend at the Rainbow Wahine Classic. Hannah Pukis had 37 assists and 10 digs for her first double-double of the season. Mimi Colyer led all players with 17 kills and Kara McGhee posted a match-high seven blocks.

Life on the Road

The Ducks will spend the entirety of their 11-match, non-conference schedule on the road. Eight of the 11 matches will be against teams that appeared in the AVCA preseason poll (five top 25, three receiving votes). Hawaii, Sunday’s opponent, is one of the three teams receiving votes in the first poll of the year.

Season tickets, starting at just $54, are available through the UO ticket office or by clicking HERE. After life on the road during the non-conference schedule, the Ducks’ home opener will double as the Pac-12 opener Friday, Sept. 22, against Oregon State.

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