Days After Heartbreaking Exit From NCAA in the Hands of Wisconsin Badgers, Oregon Volleyball Star Stuns Fans With Shocking Update

Published 12/11/2023, 6:45 AM EST

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In the unpredictable world of volleyball, triumphs and tribulations coexist, painting a poignant picture of the sport’s emotional rollercoaster. Just hours ago, the Oregon team faced a setback, absorbing a defeat that left their fans disheartened. 

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Yet, the echoes of this loss pale in comparison to the shockwaves generated by another devastating news— one of their star performers is opting for a transfer post-game. A fresh social media update, currently the talk of the town, has plunged the volleyball community into speculation. Any guesses for the name of this athlete?

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On December 11, the College VBall Transfers X (Twitter) handle dropped a bombshell for sports enthusiasts. An update on her unveils a breaking post that read, “𝗜𝗻 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗹 Becca Kelley, Outside/Opposite, RS Freshman, Oregon.” Accompanied by a snapshot capturing Kelley in her game attire with a volleyball in hand, the post announced her 2024 transfer portal move. Not much information is available on her transfer, however, this new update on social media has been a talk in the sports world.

Apart from this, the Wisconsin Badgers played well and emerged victorious. The team has secured a Final Four spot after a hard-fought 3-1 win over the Oregon Ducks. The Elite Eight clash was a nail-biter, with both teams displaying remarkable prowess. Here is a closer look at the game.

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Oregon vs. Wisconsin Badgers in a grueling showdown

Wisconsin claimed the first set 25-22, propelled by Sarah Franklin’s stellar performance. Despite Oregon’s resilience, Wisconsin’s dominance continued. The third set transpired as a volleyball spectacle, with both teams leaving it all on the court. Oregon initially took the lead but found themselves, pushing the set beyond the minimum points. Despite Oregon’s three set-point opportunities, a crucial error by Franklin forced a fourth set.

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Seizing control with a 7-0 run, the Badgers dominated the fourth set, sealing a 25-18 win and sparking jubilation in the Field House. Wisconsin, hungry for redemption after a heartbreaking loss last year, now heads to the Final Four to face the Texas Longhorns. The journey continues for Wisconsin, just two games away from reclaiming the National Championship they secured in 2021. As more championships are on their way, fans eagerly await for more new updates from the teams.

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Harshita Chawla

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I'm Harshita Chawla, a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. My journey began as a sports writer for a college magazine, cultivating a rich understanding of content creation in the sports industry. My versatility spans from crafting insightful content on alpine skiing to exploring various facets of gymnastics.
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