Pac-12 Throws Down: 4 5-Set Thrillers Occur Sunday

  0 Jil Price Igara | September 23rd, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, News, Pac 12

Four of 5 Sunday Pac-12 Conference matchups took 5 sets to solve, as 2nd-ranked Stanford, 10th-ranked USC, 14th-ranked Washington, 16th-ranked Oregon and Arizona State registered victories.

Updated Standings:

Teams Conference Overall
Stanford 2-0 10-1
USC 2-0 10-3
Oregon 2-0 9-3
Washington 2-0 10-2
Arizona 1-1 12-2
Arizona State 1-1 10-4
Colorado 1-1 9-4
UCLA 1-1 6-3
Washington State 0-2 9-3
Oregon State 0-2 10-4
California 0-2 8-5
Utah 0-2 8-5

#2 Stanford def. Arizona 3-1 (25-17, 25-27, 25-20, 25-21)

2nd-ranked Stanford surged past Arizona on Sunday, 3-1, to remain perfect at home, 4-0, and in Pac-12 play, 2-0. The Cardinal posted a .246 attack percentage, while holding the Wildcats to a .146 hitting effort.

The Cardinal have won 23 matches in a row inside Maples Pavilion.

Team Comparison: STAN / ARIZ

  • Points: 72 / 64
  • Kills: 54 / 45
  • Aces: 6 / 7
  • Blocks: 12 / 12
  • Assists: 50 / 40
  • Digs: 50 / 43

Statistical Leaders โ€“ Stanford

Statistical Leaders โ€“ Arizona

#10 USC def. RV Colorado 3-2 (25-18, 27-25, 25-19, 21-25, 15-10)

10th-ranked USC came out on top of a 5-set thriller against RV Colorado Sunday afternoon to remain perfect in the Pac-12. The Trojans have prevailed over the Buffaloes in 16 of 17 matches all-time.

Team Comparison: USC / COLO

  • Points: 82 / 73.5
  • Kills: 68 / 59
  • Aces: 6 / 5
  • Blocks: 8 / 9
  • Assists: 66 / 52
  • Digs: 66 / 65

Statistical Leaders โ€“ USC

Statistical Leaders โ€“ Colorado

#14 Washington def. #24 Oregon State 3-2 (20-25, 21-25, 25-18, 25-19, 15-10)

In a Top 25 Pac-12 battle, 14th-ranked Washington downed 24th-ranked Oregon State in 5 sets. The Huskies outdid the Beavers in attack percentage, .238 to .167, and battled back from an 0-2 deficit to secure the comeback victory.

It is the first win for Washington over Oregon State since the 2016 season, as the Beavers claimed both matchups during the 2017 regular season.

Team Comparison: WASH / OSU

  • Points: 81 / 70
  • Kills: 64 / 54
  • Aces: 6 / 5
  • Blocks: 11 / 11
  • Assists: 60 / 54
  • Digs: 73 / 70

Statistical Leaders โ€“ Washington

Statistical Leaders โ€“ Oregon State

#16 Oregon def. #21 Washington State 3-2 (22-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 15-12)

In a battle of Top 25 programs, 16th-ranked Oregon emerged the victor against 21st-ranked Washington State. The Cougars outdid the Ducks in attack percentage, .215 to .181, and blocks, 14 to 10, but could not come out on top.

The Ducks remain undefeated, 6-0, on their home court following the 5-set thriller. In the match, Lindsey Vander Weide became the 11th active Division I player to compile 1,000 digs and 1,000 kills in her career.

Team Comparison: UO / WSU

  • Points: 86 / 83.5
  • Kills: 71 / 65
  • Aces: 5 / 4
  • Blocks: 10 / 14
  • Assists: 65 / 58
  • Digs: 103 / 93

Statistical Leaders โ€“ Oregon

Statistical Leaders โ€“ Washington State

Arizona State def. California 3-2 (25-20, 25-27, 25-22, 21-25, 18-16)

Arizona State edged California, 3-2, on the road to even its Pac-12 record, 1-1., and earn its first conference win since 2016 (21-match conference losing streak).

The Sun Devils registered more kills (62 to 52), more assists (58 to 46), and more digs (81 to 68) in the victory, while the Bears had a higher attack percentage (.164 to .132), and more blocks (14 to 12).

Team Comparison: ASU / CAL

  • Points: 81 / 71
  • Kills: 62 / 52
  • Aces: 7 / 5
  • Blocks: 12 / 14
  • Assists: 58 / 46
  • Digs: 81 / 68

Statistical Leaders: Arizona State

  • Ivana Jeremic: 17 kills, 19 digs, 4 blocks
  • Alyse Ford: 16 kills
  • Nicole Peterson: 10 kills, 7 digs, 7 assists
  • Megan Beedie: 10 kills, .364 attack percentage

Statistical Leaders: California

Up Next:

Date Matchup Location Time
Wednesday, Sept. 26 UCLA at Stanford Stanford Calif. 10 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 28 Colorado at Washington Seattle, Wash. 9 p.m.

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