As a sports reporter at The Daily Emerald, an independent student-run publication based out of the University of Oregon campus, I cover sports such as football, men's and women’s basketball, volleyball, men's tennis, softball and indoor track and field.
Oregon freshman Lauren Burke's two-run, pinch-hit home run secured the No. 1 Ducks' win in the 2018 NCAA first-round Eugene Regional over No. 4 University of Albany. I covered the game and spoke with Burke's mother afterward on reaction of her daughter's first postseason at-bat home run.
Oregon junior right-side hitter Willow Johnson’s one serve quickly turned into two, and two serves became three and so on; until eleven straight serves from Johnson led way to an 11-0 run, three service aces and a nine-point Oregon lead. The No. 15 Oregon Ducks (21-10) defeated the New Mexico State Aggies(24-8), 3-1, to claim a first-round victory in the 2018 NCAA Championship Tournament.
The then-ranked No. 2 Oregon Ducks faced then No. 12 Oregon State Beavers for the conclusion of the weekend’s Civil War games. The Ducks fell in a dramatic 67-62 upset to their state rivals Monday night in Corvallis after beating the Beavers 77-68 just four days prior in Eugene. While Oregon’s star forward Ruthy Hebard spent the majority of the game benched with an injury, both teams played in a game that will long be remembered.
After Oregon's Shannon Rhodes didn't start for the second game in a row, her pinch-hit in the fourth inning against Stanford, affirmed head coach Mike White's decision to bring her in late in the game. The Ducks beat the Cardinal 4-1, sweeping a three-game series.
A complete rollercoaster of emotion. A game unlike any other this season. A team with everything on the line against another with everything to prove. And when the seconds ran down, there was no doubt Oregon senior Elijah Brown’s screams were of pure and utter elation.