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.
After missing a match last week while in the concussion protocol, Arizona outside hitter Kendra Dahlke left Sunday’s match against Utah with a leg injury.
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.
Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson averaged 7.89 kills, 3.00 digs and 0.56 blocks per set, while hitting .400 in wins over Tulsa and Wichita State in a record-setting weekend en route to her second VolleyMob Player of the Week honor.
2nd-ranked Stanford extended its win streak to 14 in a row with a victory in straight sets against 16th-ranked Washington inside Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal, which has won 27 consecutive home matches, is perfect in Pac-12 play at 8-0.
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.
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.
Victories by Arizona and Arizona State highlighted Pac-12 action Friday night, as the Wildcats outlasted 14th-ranked Oregon in 5 and the Sun Devils swept RV Oregon State for its 2nd conference win since 2016.