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CUBuffs.com: Buffs Host Top-Ranked USC And No. 12 UCLA (Volleyball)

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    CU open its Pac-12 home slate this Friday against No. 1 USC. The Buffs will also host No. 12 UCLA on Sunday.
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    BOULDER — The University of Colorado volleyball team will open its Pac-12 Conference home slate this Friday, Oct. 9, against top-ranked Southern California at 8 p.m. in the Coors Events Center. The Buffs will also host No. 12 UCLA on Sunday, Oct. 11, with a 12 p.m. first serve.

    Friday’s match against USC is CU’s annual Dig Pink Match. Breast cancer survivors and their families will be honored at the match and can receive complimentary tickets by visiting CUBuffs.com/pink. Early arriving fans will also receive a free Pink CU Giveaway item. Fans who wear pink will receive $3 admission at the Coors Events Center on the day of the match.

    State Farm is the sponsor of Sunday’s contest against UCLA. Fans can get free tickets by visiting local State Farm agents. State Farm will be on hand with giveaways and raffle prizes to be given out throughout the match. More information can be found at CUBuffs.com/StateFarm.

    The Buffs will also host a free post-match clinic for fans 12 and younger after Sunday’s match versus the Bruins. Fans can RSVP by e-mailing CUPromos@colorado.edu.

    Both contests will be broadcast live on Pac-12 Network. Chris Marlowe will provide the play-by-play on Friday, while Anne Marie Anderson will fill that role on Sunday. Holly McPeak will serve as the color analyst both matches.
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    About the #1 Trojans, Friday's opponent-

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    USC is sporting a perfect 16-0 record (4-0 Pac-12) entering Friday’s match. The Trojans received 59 of 64 first place votes in the AVCA Coaches Poll and are the top-ranked team in the country.

    Samantha Bricio ranks fourth in the nation, first in the Pac-12, with 5.06 kills per set. She is also lethal at the service line, leading the country with 0.81 aces per set. The Trojans are leading the league with 14.64 kills per set and 13.66 assists per set. Their hitting percentage of .323 is second in the Pac-12. Alicia Ogoms has the best hitting percentage at .419 for USC, while Elise Ruddins is second (.412). USC is using a 6-2 offense this season. Baylee Johnson is averaging 6.36 assists per set, while Alice Pizzasegola is recording 5.64 assists per set.

    Taylor Whittingham leads USC in the back row with 4.66 digs per set, the second best mark in the league. Bricio is second on the team with 2.68 digs per set. Ogoms ranks second in the NCAA with 1.76 blocks per set, while Ruddins is second on the team with 0.96 blocks per set.

    The Trojans lead the all-time series 10-0.
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    Note- There was also another article written regarding the deeper significance of the "Dig Pink" match Friday from the perspective of Buff Asst. Coach Ryal Jagd- http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=210400890 .



    Live video- on Pac 12 networks (Mountain and Los Angeles channels), and also available online at http://pac-12.com/live?network=P12MTN for those whose cable/ satellite subscription includes Pac 12 Network online access .

    Link to Link to Live Stats- http://www.cubuffs.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=600
     
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    Good luck to the Buffs tomorrow night as they try to topple a #1 ranked team at home for the 3rd year in a row. Hope some Allbuffers can make it out to the match. (EDIT- One correction to the 1st sentence. Although undefeated when the Buffs beat them last year, I guess the Washington Huskies were "only" ranked #2 at that time.)

    Re USC, they have significantly outperformed expectations this year en route to their current #1 ranking. Historically, them finishing 8-12 in the Pac 12 last year was "horrible", and that carried over to this year's pre-season poll where they started ranked "only" #22 in the country. (Not that bad for most teams, but USC as a traditional power usually expects to be in the top 10 if not top 5 every year.) It was thought that the loss of 2 major contributors to transfer, including the 2013 national freshman of the year, would hurt them this season. However, it seems many of their freshmen have hit college competition "running" and are playing great, and they have two VERY good middle blockers. And, as indicated in the OP, long-time Buff nemesis Samantha Bricio is playing even better than she has in the past, and is considered the front runner right now for national player of the year.
    (The Buffs have generally had pretty good success to at least slow down the Pac 12's superstars the last couple years (Krista Vansant, Karsta Lowe, Macey Gardner, etc.), but I can't remember the Buffs ever having much success containing Ms. Bricio, who seems to be able to get quality HARD hitting kill attempts even on challenging sets, and also possesses the scariest, hardest jump serve in the country. It should be a fun challenge for the Buffs this time around to try and minimize the damage her game causes.)
     
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    Just noticed it looks like someone is trying to start a CU student volleyball fan group. Hope it leads to some increased fan interest in this exciting sport!

     
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    Article added on buffzone (written by Pat Rooney) about tonight's match, starting with memories about the 2 prior times Buff volleyball has defeated the #1 teams in the country- http://www.buffzone.com/buffzonetopstories/ci_28940909/cu-volleyball-buffs-bracing-no-1-usc

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    It hasn't occurred very often. Just twice, in fact.

    And both times, Nicole Edelman was in the gym.

    The CU volleyball team's senior setter has fond memories of those two nights when the Buffaloes managed to knock off the nation's No. 1-ranked team. Two years ago she was a key component of an upset against Washington, putting up 46 assists.

    The first time the Buffaloes pulled off that feat, Edelman was an impressionable 12-year-old fan, urging CU on from the stands.

    "I actually was here in 2006 when CU beat Nebraska when they were No. 1. I was just a little girl," said Edelman, a Boulder native and a graduate of Fairview. "I think it's amazing that we're still able to continue that and have these memories at Coors."
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    And, a short (~1 minute) video with Coach Kritza and a few of the players dedicating this match to various people as part of it being "Dig Pink" night- http://www.cubuffs.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?id=4518095
     
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    Match started.

    10-8 CU. TO usc
     
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    20-16 CU..TO usc
     
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    24-21 CU. TO CU
     
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    Buffs get the 1st set 25-21. Nice start; 2 to go.
     
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    14-15 USC in the 2nd. Media to
     
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    18-20 after Buffs lose long rally. TO CU
     
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    18-22. To CU. Still in system offensively, but just made a couple too many errors this set.
     
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    21-22. To USC.
     
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    23 all. To usc
     
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    finish this set buffs!!!
     
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    Heart breaker. USC gets the 2nd 27-29.
     
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    That girl has a serious serve. Jesus.
     
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    Looks like USC did a better job defensively, esp.digging. Buffs still playing well, with the passing generally keeping them in system.
     
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    10-12. To CU.
     
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    Stats for this match are about as even as they could possibly be. Wish I'd gone. This is a great battle.

    12-14
     
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    16-14 CU. To usc
     
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    21-20

    Go Buffs!
     
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    22-23. To CU after a USC block at a critical point and Bricio serving.
     
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    23-23
     
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    24-25
     
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    27-26. To usc
     
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    25-26
     
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    This. Set point for the Buffs.
     
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    Buffs get the 3rd 29-27!
     

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