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.
USC hit at a .317 clip and served up five aces in a home sweep of Oregon State on Thursday to move to 5-0 at the Galen Center and 4-1 in Pac-12 play.
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.
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.
In a Top 10 matchup, 2nd-ranked Stanford bested 9th-ranked USC in straight sets. The Cardinal, which has now won 9 matches in a row, remains undefeated in Pac-12 action and owns a 5-match win streak against the Trojans.
Four of 5 Sunday Pac-12 Conference matchups took 5 sets to solve, as 2nd-ranked Stanford, 10th-ranked USC, 14th-ranked Washington, 16th-ranked Oregon and Arizona registered victories.
#10 USC got by (RV) Colorado in a five-set volleyball match where three Trojans almost matched the Buffs kill totals.
Raquel Lazaro set up the Trojans’ offense and served up 6 aces to power #10 USC past #15 UCLA in their Pac-12 opener.
When you think of the Pac-12 this season, one word comes to mind. Competitive.