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Buffs Face Two Ranked Teams In Washington

Nov 15, 2022
Middle blocker Alexia Kuehl cheers after a point

BOULDER.  —  The Colorado women's volleyball team travels to Washington this weekend to face two top-25 teams in the form of No. 21 Washington and No. 25 Washington State.

This past weekend, the Buffs (17-9, 9-7 Pac-12) split their matches at the Events Center. After defeating No. 14 Oregon (19-5, 13-3 Pac-12) in the first two sets, CU was reverse swept by the Ducks. Despite the loss, the Buffs hit an impressive .289 and earned 13 blocks while holding Oregon to .181. The Buffs bounced back on Saturday, sweeping Oregon State University (7-19, 2-14 Pac-12). CU held the Beavers to a .000 attack percentage while the Buffs hit .306.

Against Oregon, four CU players earned double-doubles. Setter Taylor Simpson led the Buffs in assists with 38 and also achieved 11 digs. Setter and defensive specialist Brynna DeLuzio earned 17 assists and 13 digs. Jill Schneggenburger picked up 11 digs and hit .400 with 10 kills and zero errors on 25 attempts. Maya Tabron achieved 12 digs and 11 kills.

Lexi Hadrych earned 22 kill, a team season high, and hit .356 during the match.

When playing the Beavers, Meegan Hart hit an impressive .571 with eight kills on 14 attempts and was the only Buff player who didn't have a single hitting error throughout the weekend. Hart is currently ranked fifth in the NCAA in attack percentage at .429.

For the third consecutive week, the Buffs received votes in the AVCA Coaches Poll.

Friday's game against Washington will air at 8 p.m. MT while Sunday's match against Washington State will be played at 1 p.m. MT.


The Huskies (18-8, 10-6 Pac-12) fell in ranking by one spot after losing in five to Arizona over the weekend. Washington hit .405 in an Arizona sweep earlier this year but failed to repeat as the Wildcats held them to .182 this time around.  

Outside hitter Claire Hoffman leads the Huskies in kills with 412 and a .270 attack percentage while middle blocker Marin Grote has notched 250 kills and 79 blocks this season.

Washington State

The Cougars (19-8, 11-5 Pac-12) have received AVCA votes for most weeks throughout the season, but this is their second consecutive week being ranked 25th. WSU is on a two-game win streak, defeating both Arizona State and Arizona while on the road last week.  

Outside hitter Pai Timmer was voted offensive player of the week for the first time this season. Timmer averaged 4.57 kills per set and had a .310 attack percentage against the Arizona schools.