Colorado Buffaloes volleyball returned home after a road split in Oregon to take down USC in four sets on Friday night. It was just the second victory in school history against Southern California.
After a road win over Oregon State and a five-set loss at Oregon, and last nights win over the Trojans, the Buffaloes now have a chance to move to 6-8 in conference play with a win over the Bruins on Sunday.
Colorado now has a 14-8 record, including a 5-8 conference record. Playing in a very difficult conference as well as lineup changes and a young roster have contributed to a wild season for the Buffs.
Colorado had one of its best offensive showings of the year on the road trip. Sophomore outside hitter Maya Tabron had 42 kills over the two matches, including her first 20+ kill performance against Oregon. She has also had four straight double-double performances.
Redshirt senior middle blocker Meegan Hart has been electric against the net with 85 blocks on the season while sophomore middle blocker Alexia Kuehl has 67 prior to the win over the Trojans. Blocking has been a massive aspect of the Buffs game thus far.
Digs were a massive aspect of the Buffs play over the weekend. Redshirt senior libero notched 30 digs for the first time in her career at Oregon State, while senior setter Jenna Ewert shattered her previous career-high of 19 by grabbing 23 in the same match.
Despite the poor record in conference play, the Buffs have been playing well. The slight mistakes have cost them matches against top teams, but still have consistent numbers in kills, digs, and blocks.
Colorado will battle No. 13 UCLA at home on Sunday at noon.