Stanford junior outside hitter Kathryn Plummer was voted the Pac-12 Volleyball Player of the Year for the second-straight year, while teammates Jenna Gray and Morgan Hentz were tabbed as Setter and Libero of the Year and USC’s Raquel Lazaro was selected as Freshman of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
19th-ranked Oregon claimed its first-ever sweep of 21st-ranked UCLA in Los Angeles, Calif., and the first overall since 2014 to get back on track this week. 2nd-ranked Stanford kept its perfect Pac-12 start going with a 4-set win over Utah, which received votes this week.
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.
Raquel Lazaro set up the Trojans’ offense and served up 6 aces to power #10 USC past #15 UCLA in their Pac-12 opener.
#15 UCLA earned a four set win over Long Beach State Thursday night in Long Beach.
No. 12 UCLA outlasted No. 13 Baylor in a neutral site matchup in San Diego, Calif., Friday afternoon. The Bruins remain undefeated on the season following the victory and hand the Lady Bears their first loss of the year.
No. 12 UCLA and Gonzaga decided to avoid Hurricane Lane and stay on the mainland instead for a pair of contests to open the 2018 season. The Bruins won both matches in four sets behind Mac May’s offensive prowess and Zana Muno’s defense.