This week marks the halfway point of the season, with the first half of Conference play wrapping up, then closing out the week with the start of the second half of league play. Kicking off the week’s action are ARIZONA and OREGON STATE on the Pac-12 Networks’ Spike Night on Wednesday. Two of the nation’s top blocking teams go head-to-head this week, as well, with No. 2 STANFORD hosting No. 14 WASHINGTON on Thursday on ESPNU.
Pac-12 volleyball players of the week. Pac-12 Offensive Player of the week is Mary-Kate Marshall, Oregon State. Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week goes to Grace Massey, Oregon State. Pac-12 Freshman of the Week is Maddie Goings, Oregon State.
The 19th-ranked USC women's volleyball team (14-5, 6-2 Pac-12) lost in four sets (25-18, 23-25, 25-17, 26-24) to No. 3 Stanford (15-2, 8-0) at Galen Center on Sunday, Oct. 15. It was the first home loss of the season for the Women of Troy, who had previously won six consecutive home contests.