EUGENE, Ore. — The LSU volleyball team pushed 10th-seeded Oregon on its home court as the Ducks won 3-1, in a second- round NCAA tournament match Friday.
Scores for the match were 25-22, 21-25, 25-20, 25-20.
The Tigers finish 20-9 and Oregon improves to 23-9 and will move on to face the winner of North Carolina-Hampton or Coastal Carolina-Southern California in the Minneapolis Regional next week.
LSU was unable to continue the play that had become its calling card toward the end of the season, hitting just .185 with 57 kills and 26 attacking errors, while Oregon hit .264 with 61 kills and only 18 errors.
“They played a great match. Honestly we didn’t have an answer for (Martenne) Bettendorf,” LSU coach Fran Flory said. “We wish them the best of luck. We are sorry for our kids, but we played with great heart.”
Four LSU players finished with double-figures in kills and digs on the night, led by Briana Holman who led all players with 19 kills, with three solo blocks and a dig. Malorie Pardo served up 47 of the team’s 52 assists, while also earning three digs and two blocks.
Leading the trio of double-double performances was Cati Leak who had 12 kills on a .231 average, with 12 digs and an assist. Katie Lindelow finished with 11 kills and 17 digs, while having two of the Tigers’ three service aces. Mimi Eugene had 10 kills off the bench and hit .296, while also registering 21 digs.