#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.
Arizona’s offense didn’t miss a beat on Friday against Oregon State with one of their best performances of the season.
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.
Arizona (14-6, 3-5 Pac-12) returns home to face Colorado (11-8, 3-5 Pac-12) and Utah (11-8, 3-5 Pac-12) this week to wrap up the first half of Pac-12 play. The Wildcats are looking to snap a four-match skid.
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.
Dahlke is the 3rd Wildcats hitter to miss time with a concussion this month, and the offense has struggled with the absences.
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.
Arizona outside hitter Paige Whipple missed the team’s loss to Washington last night and will be out for the rest of the weekend.
Twenty-first ranked Arizona volleyball (14-2, 3-1 Pac-12) returns home after three straight matches on the road to host a pair of ranked teams in McKale Center this weekend.