LOUISVILLE, Ky. —
Three Oregon players had double-doubles including Liz Brenner (17 kills, 17 digs), Katherine Fischer (16, 12) and Alaina Bergsma (16, 15), who selected the national player of the year Friday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
“The great thing about Thursday night is that we weren’t at our best and really didn’t play very well,” said setter Haley Jacob, who had 20 digs. “There were a lot of things that we could have done much better. If we do those things much better, that’s what we need to carry over into tomorrow’s game.”
The late finish of Thursday’s match didn’t allow Oregon much time to celebrate beating Penn State, which Moore considered a good thing. While this has been the Ducks’ most successful season by far, they’re still a match away from achieving the destiny they’ve always dreamed of.
“We just need to play,” Moore said. “We have to take all the things they throw at us and do what we’ve done all year long, which is playing our opponent.
“We will defend them in the way we feel is the best way to defend them. We’ll attack them in a way we feel is the best way to attack them and we’ll play hard. When the match is over, we’ll see what happens.”