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.
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.
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.
It was an exciting Sunday in the Pac-12, as Utah, Arizona and Arizona State played their way to upset victories. 9th-ranked USC and 22nd-ranked Washington State also collected wins to round out the conference weekend.
#14 Washington survived a five set thriller against Washington State while #16 Oregon and Arizona defeated their in-state rivals for first conference win.
When you think of the Pac-12 this season, one word comes to mind. Competitive.
Oregon State senior outside hitter Mary-Kate Marshall registered a team-leading 21 kills, but it was her defensive prowess that moved her into the national spotlight as a member of the elite 1,000 kill/1,000 dig club.
Senior middle blocker Oluoma Okaro notched a school rally-scoring record tying 30 kills and 17 digs, but it was not enough to lift Arizona State to an upset over No. 7 Washington.
Match Stats Arizona State def. Arizona 3-2, (19-25, 26-24, 22-25, 25-18, 20-18) Arizona State improves to 12-20, 5-15 Pac-12, Arizona…