It was fun, memorable and riveting. But yesterday afternoon, the Ducks’ magical season reached its end.
The Oregon women knew that they faced a sizable obstacle, as they faced the best team in the country in the land for a chance to play for a National Championship. Baylor came into the game with only one loss on the season, earning the best record in the country. With size, athleticism and talent across the board, the Bears posed a significant challenge for every opponent that they faced.
The Ducks came into the game with plenty of momentum of their own, though. The Oregon women reached their first Final Four in program history on the heels of the superstar play of guard Sabrina Ionescu and her loaded supporting cast. They almost didn’t even make it this far, but they pulled off a last-minute victory against the one-seeded Mississippi State Bulldogs to advance in a thrilling Elite Eight showdown.
But things didn’t fall Oregon’s way yesterday despite a four-quarter fight. Baylor’s moving on to the big dance and the Ducks now face a long off-season.
Of course, this season was a huge success and one that will not long be forgotten. But with the Ducks falling just short of a chance at their first-ever championship, how are you feeling just a day after the devastating defeat?
Are you satisfied with the historic season, or are you disappointed that this high-flying bunch wasn’t able to get the job done one last time?
Morgantown, West Virginia Top Photo from Video
P.S. Mr. FishDuck is going to give us a run-down tomorrow of the Spring Football Scrimmage in Hillsboro taking place today, as he is there.
Joshua is an adopted Duck fanatic, originally hailing from southwestern Pennsylvania. His love for the University of Oregon began as a young child when he became mesmerized by the flashy uniforms and explosive offenses of the Chip Kelly era, and now, he follows the team religiously. His fondest memory of the team is seeing De’Anthony Thomas race past Wisconsin defenders back in the 2012 Rose Bowl. A true football enthusiast, Joshua loves studying the intricacies of the game, and he aspires to become a professional sports journalist. Joshua now resides in Morgantown, West Virginia where he works in customer service. When he’s not watching Oregon replays, Joshua loves reading, writing, and spending time with his family. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
FishDuck….you are one WEIRD Dude.
I’ve heard that before. Often people do not like my contrarian view to some topics, but being a football critic is who I am.
I will call it as I see it whether positive or negative, and I will never create anything to simply generate a response; I believe in everything I write.
If we were all in agreement, then there are fewer opportunities to learn and I do love the debates we have in our protected environment. More discussion creates more learning, which makes us all better fans. Let’s make the most of it!