Oregon Pave Their Way to NCAA Sweet-8 After a Nail-Biting Victory Over Purdue Boilermakers

Published 12/07/2023, 11:34 PM EST

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Even though the Nebraska Huskers and Wisconsin Badgers are the top two most anticipated teams at the NCAA Tournament, spectators are thrilled to witness other exceptional performances this season. Half of the 32 competing teams made it to the top 16 NCAA Tournament showdown commencing today.

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In a recent top 16 NCAA Tournament showdown, Purdue’s volleyball team entered the volleyball turf to compete against the higher-ranking opponent Oregon. While both the teams stood in the same position with two wins each, Oregon made it to the next round of the NCAA volleyball tournament.

Oregon’s volleyball ducks Purdue aside

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Today, No. 6 Oregon’s volleyball team locked horns to compete against No. 12 ranking team Purdue. Soon after entering the volleyball turf, Oregon started to dominate the riveting showdown. The recent tweet by NCAA Volleyball was captioned, “THE DUCKS WILL NOT BE DENIED  (2) OregonVB flies into the Quarterfinals after a quick sweep over (3) Purdue

In the first set of the showdown, No. 6 ranking team Oregon overpowered the No. 12 Purdue’s volleyball team while securing a win by 25-24. From the beginning of the set 2, both the teams gave tough competition to each other. However, in the last few minutes, Oregon’s volleyball offered a relentless offense to the opponent. Eventually, team Oregon secured the second set with a convincing scoreline of 19-25. 

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On the other hand, Purdue Boilermakers needed help to thwart the determined march of Oregon’s team toward victory. Oregon’s team maintained their unwavering momentum and offense as the third showdown set commenced. Despite fighting valiantly, Purdue could not clinch even the following set. Therefore, Oregon concluded today’s top 16 NCAA showdown with a 29-27. 

Overall, Oregon’s volleyball team played well on the court today with the right strategy of taking points in the last few minutes of every set. But that is not the only reason for today’s spectacular win. 

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Key players in today’s NCAA epic showdown

Oregon’s impressive win is truly a testament to the team’s collaborative efforts. But, standout performances from Purdue’s key players illuminated the court. Notably, Mimi Colyer showcased prowess on the NCAA Volleyball court by performing exceptionally well. She managed to secure 15.5 individual points in today’s match.

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On the other hand, Morgan Lewis also contributed 14.5 points to the team’s collection while featuring a .462 hitting percentage. While Oregon has made it to secure a spot at the top 8 NCAA showdown, the Purdue Boilermakers journey has come to an end this season. Will Oregon make it to the top 4 in the upcoming showdown?

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Yashika Dutta

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I come from a family of dedicated civil servants, where a passion for sports runs deep. My journey into the world of sports began at the age of 11 when I first picked up a basketball. My love for basketball was unwavering, and I even secured the second position at the state basketball tournament, marking a significant achievement.
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