Saturday Roundup: 8 Sweeps, 3 Seeds Fall, Michigan Wins Marathon vs. Pitt
Saturday featured 12 matches with the winners earning a ticket to the Sweet 16 next weekend. Eight of the matches ended in sweeps, although two of those provided upsets as No. 9 Creighton and No. 11 USC fell to Washington and San Diego respectively.
Lukes Paces San Diego in 3-0 Upset of No. 11 USC, on to First Sweet 16 Since 2013
San Diego took down No. 17 USC in straight sets, 3-0, on Saturday evening at the Galen Center in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to advance to the NCAA Regional Semifinals for the first time since 2013.
Pac-12 Names Plummer, Lazaro, Gray, Hentz as 2018’s Best
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.
Stanford Looks to Clinch Share of Pac-12 Crown with 2 Two Wins
No. 2 Stanford, which has won 20-straight matches and claimed a nation-best 29-consecutive victories at home, could potentially clinch a share of the Pac-12 crown with two more wins this week.
Pac-12: Oregon State Upsets Arizona State To Earn First Conference Win
#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.
Stanford Wins 17th Straight with Road Sweep of USC
Stanford increased its lead atop the Pac-12 standings with a road sweep of USC on Friday night behind an efficient .373 hitting effort.
Pac-12 Kills Leader Kendra Dahlke Leaves Match with Another Injury
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.
Pac-12: #21 UCLA Records Historic Road Win at #17 Washington
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.
Khalia Lanier Leads #10 USC Past #17 Washington in Four Sets
#10 USC picked up a key road win over #17 Washington Wednesday night in Seattle.
Pac-12: Utah, Cal Shock Ranked Foes Sunday
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.