The No. 21-ranked USC women's volleyball team (9-3, 1-0 Pac-12) claimed a hard-fought five-set win (25-21, 15-25, 18-25, 25-21, 15-11) over crosstown rival No. 11 UCLA (7-3, 0-1) at Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday, Sept. 20, to open Pac-12 play.
Colorado (10-1) opens Pac-12 Conference play this week against a pair of top-20 opponents. The No. 25 Buffs will start the week in Salt Lake City, Utah to face No. 16 Utah on Friday, Sept. 22. First serve is set for 7 p.m. The Buffs will then head home to Boulder and the Coors Events Center to host the No. 4, reigning NCAA Champion, Stanford Cardinal at 12 p.m.
In a week of CU athletics that was highlighted by competition against in-state foes, quarterback Steven Montez (football) and outside hitter Alexa Smith (volleyball) have earned the honors of UC Health CU Athletes of the Week for the week of September 11-17.
The No. 21-ranked USC women's volleyball team (8-3) opens league play on the road against crosstown rival No. 11 UCLA (7-2) on Wednesday, Sept. 20. First serve is set for 8 p.m. PT with a live broadcast on ESPNU.