Stanford junior outside hitter Kathryn Plummer was voted the Pac-12 Volleyball Player of the Year for the second-straight year, while teammates Jenna Gray and Morgan Hentz were tabbed as Setter and Libero of the Year and USC’s Raquel Lazaro was selected as Freshman of the Year.
#2 Stanford swept #19 UCLA on the road to remain perfect in the Pac-12. #16 Oregon, #11 USC, and (RV) Colorado all picked up four set wins Sunday afternoon. In Tempe, Arizona, Oregon State earned its first Pac-12 win with a four set victory over Arizona State.
2nd-ranked Stanford showed its clout, besting 11th-ranked USC in straight sets to stay perfect in league play at 11-0. Upsets were the storyline outside of that, as Utah topped 20th-ranked Washington and California stunned 19th-ranked UCLA.
With a new half to conference play upon them, the University of Colorado women’s volleyball team looks forward to this weekend against the Washington schools as an opportunity to put themselves in playoff competition.
21st-ranked UCLA overcame 17th-ranked Washington on the road for the first time since 2003, ending a 9-match losing streak against the Huskies overall. 16th-ranked Oregon, RV Arizona, 2nd-ranked Stanford, Utah and 20th-ranked Washington State also earned Friday night Pac-12 wins.
The University of Colorado women’s volleyball team finds itself a pair of games below .500 in conference play as the team heads to Arizona this weekend for a Friday meeting with Arizona and a Sunday contest against Arizona State.
Utah and California earned upset victories over ranked opponents Sunday, toppling 15th-ranked Oregon and 18th-ranked Washington State, respectively. Also rounding out the weekend with wins were 12th-ranked USC and 20th-ranked Colorado.
Colorado senior Naghede Abu became just the second player in school history to record 500 career blocks Sunday afternoon in a sweep of Oregon State.
Raquel Lazaro had nearly 60 assists and over 20 digs as she fed the USC pins enough to down (RV) Arizona State on a loaded night for the Pac-12.
#2 Stanford was the only favored Pac-12 team to win on Sunday. #20 Washington State, #19 Oregon, (RV) Arizona State and Cal all pulled off upsets.