Washington’s Samantha Drechsel and Avie Niece were tabbed as Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week respecitvely, while Stanford’s Holly Campbell was honored as the Pac-12’s Freshman of the Week.
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.
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.
19th-ranked Oregon claimed its first-ever sweep of 21st-ranked UCLA in Los Angeles, Calif., and the first overall since 2014 to get back on track this week. 2nd-ranked Stanford kept its perfect Pac-12 start going with a 4-set win over Utah, which received votes this week.
Washington put up nine blocks and outhit Arizona a season-high .333 to .173 to snap the Wildcats’ two match win streak on Friday night.
When you think of the Pac-12 this season, one word comes to mind. Competitive.
RV Portland, 1 of 7 remaining undefeated volleyball programs in NCAA Division I, and 13th-ranked Washington put up 3-0 marks at the Boise State Classic to close out nonconference action over the weekend.
Washington was much more balanced than Boise State as the 13th ranked Huskies earned the road sweep.
The favorites came out on top on Day 1 of the Panther Invitational with No. 13 Pittsburgh winning twice and No. 12 Washington hanging on for a five-set win over Dayton.