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.
With a new half to conference play upon them, the University of Colorado women’s volleyball team looks forward to this weekend against the Washington schools as an opportunity to put themselves in playoff competition.
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.
The University of Colorado women’s volleyball team finds itself a pair of games below .500 in conference play as the team heads to Arizona this weekend for a Friday meeting with Arizona and a Sunday contest against Arizona State.
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.
Colorado senior Naghede Abu became just the second player in school history to record 500 career blocks Sunday afternoon in a sweep of Oregon State.
The Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences played to a split in challenge action Friday, as #11 Illinois swept #20 Colorado and #10 Washington topped Iowa in 4.
The University of Colorado volleyball team will stay on the road for another weekend; this time playing in the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge in Seattle, facing Illinois and Iowa.
Wyoming was able to pull off a top-15 upset as they took down Colorado at home 3-2.
Berta will fight for a starting job vacated by the graduation of the school’s all-time kills leader Cierra Simpson.