Monday, 11 December 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Buffs Set for Final Weekend at Home

Buffs Set for Final Weekend at Home

BOULDER – The Colorado Women’s Volleyball team (14-13, 6-10) will welcome Washington (14-13, 5-11) and No. 11 Washington State (20-7, 10-6) this upcoming weekend for their final two matches in the CU Events Center this season. Friday’s match against Washington State will be at 7 p.m. MT, followed up with Sunday’s match against Washington at 12 p.m. MT. 

Friday’s match will be a Military Appreciation event where all military personnel and first responders can enter the match for free. Sunday’s game will be Senior Day, with Alexia Kuehl, Maya Tabron, Morgan Riddle, Lexi Hadrych, and Skyy Howard being honored prior to the match. At both matches, Prime 21 Gold Blenders will be raffled off throughout the game.

Colorado enters the week after a tough road trip to the desert, dropping their matches against Arizona and Arizona State. They took then-No. 17 ranked Sun Devils to four sets while going the full five sets with the Wildcats down in Tucson. After sweeping the Arizona schools earlier in the season at home, the Buffs split the season series with both schools. 

Despite losing both matches, senior Maya Tabron had a weekend to remember. The outside hitter tied a career-high in digs with 19 against the Sun Devils and then set a new career-high of kills in a single match with 26 against the Wildcats, smashing her previous high of 23 kills back in the 2021 season. 

Freshman Ana Burilovic logged her first career double-double Sunday afternoon with 13 kills and 13 digs, the second most on the team in each category for the match. She tacked on a career-high four service aces as well.

With just four matches left in the regular season, Colorado currently sits at seventh in the Pac-12 standings. They have two more matches at home this weekend then will travel to Berkeley and Salt Lake City to round out the season. 


Washington State

The Cougars have already reached the 20-win mark this season but still sit at fifth in the Pac-12 standings. They have lost four of their last six matches, but most recently took down No. 25 ranked USC at home. 

Colorado had a tough time with WSU in Pullman in the middle of October, dropping the match in a quick three sets. The Buffs won at home last season against the Cougars, which had snapped a seven-game losing streak to WSU.


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