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.
A stellar and efficient hitting effort coupled with a strong defensive stand earned UNLV outside hitter Mariena Hayden the Week 5 VolleyMob Player of the Week nod.
The Pac-12 Conference tabbed Oregon’s Ronika Stone and Lindsey Vander Weide as Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week and USC’s Raquel Lazaro as Rookie of the Week for Week 5 efforts.
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.
Oregon outside hitter Lindsey Vander Weide racked up 22 kills and a career-best 28 digs to lead the #16 Ducks to a five-set victory over #21 Washington State on Sunday, joining the 1,000 kill/1,000 dig club in the process.
#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.
Northern Kentucky’s Haley Libs recorded her 1,000th dig last weekend, earning membership into the 1,000 kill/1,000 dig club, while seven players each reached 1,000 kills or 1,000 digs.
Oregon has now won the past three times they have faced Hawaii.
Lindsey Vander Weide led everyone with 15 kills as #16 Oregon won their sixth match in seven tries in downing Hawaii.