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.
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.
#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.
Oregon State, which received votes in VolleyMob’s latest power rankings release, and 10th-ranked USC both turned in undefeated weekend resumes at the SDSU/USD Tournament held in San Diego, Calif., this past weekend.
10th-ranked USC demonstrated its dominance with a pair of Friday sweeps against Louisiana and 24th-ranked San Diego in SDSU/USD Challenge action.
Top-ranked BYU remained undefeated on the season at 8-0, with a 3-0 Marquette Invitational mark this weekend. Meanwhile, 5th-ranked USC salvaged its weekend, outlasting Syracuse in a 5-set battle to go 1-2.