Colorado Wraps Up Home Stretch With Oregon State, Oregon

  0 volleymob | September 27th, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, News, Pac 12

Press Release courtesy of Colorado Athletics.

Colorado will play a pair of contests this week at Coors Events Center to close out a three-match home-stand. The Buffs will start on Friday, Sept. 29, with a match against Oregon State, which is set to start at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 30, CU will host No. 12 Oregon at 7 p.m.

HOW TO WATCH: CU’s match against Oregon State will be broadcast live on Pac-12 Mountain and Pac-12 Oregon. Kevin Barnett will have the call, while Tammy Blackburn will provide the color.

The contest against Oregon will be streamed on the Pac-12 Digital Network. A link to the video is available at

LIVE STATS: Links to the live stats for both matches are available at

ABOUT THE BUFFS: CU is currently 10-3 to start the season. The Buffs have started the Pac-12 slate 0-2, falling to a pair of top-25 opponents. CU dropped a four-set match to then-No. 16 Utah and almost recorded an upset of then-No. 4 Stanford, falling in a very closely contested five set match.

Junior Alexa Smith leads the Buffs and ranks sixth in the Pac-12 with 4.19 kills per set. She is also second in the league in attacks (11.14 per set). Junior Naghede Abu leads the Buffs and is third in the league with her .375 attack percentage, while senior Anna Pfefferle is 11th with a .343 hitting efficiency.

Colorado’s offense is being directed by freshman setter Brynna DeLuzio. She ranks third in the Pac-12 and is 27th in the NCAA with an 11.18 assists per set average and has directed the Buffs to a .271 mark.

Defensively the Buffs are led by Abu, who is recording 1.33 blocks per set (seventh in the Pac-12). Junior Gabby Carta-Samuels ranks ninth in the conference with a 3.43 digs per set mark.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS: Oregon State has a 10-4 record to start the season, and, like the Buffs, is 0-2 after the first weekend of conference play. Mary-Kate Marshall leads the team and ranks highly in the Pac-12 in several areas. She is first in the conference in attacks per set (12.35), is third in kills per set (4.65) and points per set (4.65) and is fifth in aces per set (0.39). The Beavers have a pair of blockers posting 1.00 blocks per set or better. Maddy Gravley is averaging 1.25 per set, which is 10th in the conference, and Kory Cheshire is recording 1.00 per set.

SCOUTING THE DUCKS: Oregon is currently ranked 12th in the AVCA Coaches Poll after starting the season with an 8-2 record, 1-1 in the Pac-12. Lindsey Vander Weide is averaging a team-best 3.49 kills per set, which is eighth in the Pac-12. A pair of Ducks are hitting quite well to start the season. Ronika Stone leads the league (.426) and Willow Johnson is ninth (.344). UO also has a pair of Ducks posting over 1.00 blocks per set. Sumeet Gill is averaging 1.29 per set (ninth in the league) and Stone is 12th with 1.23 per set.

WHAT’S NEXT: Colorado will head out on the road for the next two weekends. The Buffs will first travel to the Washington schools, facing Washington State on Oct. 6and Washington on Oct. 8. The following weekend CU will head to the desert to face Arizona State (Oct. 13) and Arizona (Oct. 15).


  • Fans can purchase four general admission tickets for just $10 (must be bought in increments of four)
  • Head coach Jesse Mahoney will host a pre-match ‘Chalk Talk’, in the Coors Club Room approximately 35 minutes prior to the start of the match. This is open to the public.


  • The team will sign autographs following the match on the concourse behind sections 3 and 4.


Single match tickets start at just $5 for general admission and $8 for reserved seating. Kids 12 and under are free. Season tickets are also available and start at just $25 for general admission, while reserved seats are $40. Fans can purchase single match and season tickets online at or by calling 303-49-BUFFS.

New for the 2017 season is the General Admission Flex season ticket for $35. Fans will receive 14 match vouchers redeemable to all games. The flex plan is 50% off single game pricing.

And don’t forget about the Women’s Sports Pass. For just $125, the Women’s sports pass gives you general admission seating for all volleyball, soccer and women’s basketball home games.


In an effort to provide a safer environment for fans, the University of Colorado will continue its clear bag policy at the Coors Events Center for all CU volleyball matches, men’s basketball and women’s basketball games.

Fans may bring one clear bag no larger than 12 inches x 6 inches x 12 inches, or a one-gallon reseal-able clear plastic storage bag, into the arena. Fans will also be allowed one small clutch purse, no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.

Bags that are not allowed into the CEC include backpacks, large purses, oversized tote bags, camera bags and binocular cases, diaper bags, fanny packs and printed plastic bags.

For more information check out the following links: and

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