Saturday featured 12 matches with the winners earning a ticket to the Sweet 16 next weekend. Eight of the matches ended in sweeps, although two of those provided upsets as No. 9 Creighton and No. 11 USC fell to Washington and San Diego respectively.
Washington def. Creighton 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-23) Washington moves to 20-12; Creighton ends the season at 29-5 Washington advances to…
Baylor’s Shelly Fanning was a force at the net both offensively and defensively in wins over Iowa State and Kansas State en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
Washington’s Samantha Drechsel and Avie Niece were tabbed as Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week respecitvely, while Stanford’s Holly Campbell was honored as the Pac-12’s Freshman of the Week.
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.
Washington put up nine blocks and outhit Arizona a season-high .333 to .173 to snap the Wildcats’ two match win streak on Friday night.
#14 Washington survived a five set thriller against Washington State while #16 Oregon and Arizona defeated their in-state rivals for first conference win.
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.