Volleyball is Oregon’s Highest-Ranked Team During Football Bye Week

by Steve Mims


University of Oregon Volleyball 2023, Photo by GoDucks.com

The highest-ranked team at Oregon is volleyball.

The Ducks remain No. 5 in the AVCA poll after winning at Colorado and Utah last week. The Ducks are 15-2, including a 5-1 mark in Pac-12 play.

Gabby Gonzales had 13 kills and 10 digs while Hannah Pukis had 38 assists and an ace during a 25-18, 25-19, 25-21 win over Colorado on Friday. Two days later, Oregon beat Utah 25-16, 21-25, 25-17, 25-16 as Mimi Colyer led the way with 15 kills.

Oregon hosts Arizona and Arizona State this weekend.


University of Oregon Women’s Golf 2023, Photo by GoDucks.com

Ching-Tzu Chen shot 8-under par to finish tied for fourth as UO placed third at the Windy City Collegiate Classic in Chicago.

Briana Chacon tied for 11th at 6-under par followed by Kiara Romero at 5-under.

The Ducks wrap up the fall season on Oct. 20 at the Stanford Intercollegiate.


University of Oregon Men’s Golf 2023, Photo by GoDucks.com

Nate Stember shot 6-under par to lead the Ducks to a fourth-place finish at the Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational in Texas.

Greg Solhaug shot 4-under to tie for seventh.

Oregon wraps up the fall schedule later this month at the Cal Poly Invitational.


University of Oregon Women’s Soccer 2023, Photo by GoDucks.com

Oregon still seeks its first victory of the year after being swept at USC and UCLA. The 15th-ranked Trojans beat UO 3-0 before No. 5 UCLA delivered the Ducks a 4-0 defeat. 

Steve Mims has spent 25 years as a sportswriter, including 21 years at The Register-Guard. He covered University of Oregon athletics from 2013-2020. He works in Eugene as a registered representative and insurance agent at PBC Insurance. He can be reached at smims@pbcins.com.

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