Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer
Colorado senior Alexa Smith enjoyed a solid all-around game for the Buffaloes in an Oct. 5 win against Cal.

The Colorado volleyball team took a step in the right direction Sunday with a home win against No. 21 Washington.

Colorado volleyball at Cal

Game time: Wednesday, 8 p.m. MT, Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, Calif.

Broadcast: Pac-12 Network.

Records: CU 13-10, 5-7 Pac-12 Conference; Cal 12-11, 4-8.

Notes: The Buffs improved to 2-8 this season against ranked foes with a four-set win Sunday against then-No. 21 Washington … CU begins the week tied for seventh in the Pac-12 with Washington, trailing sixth-place Arizona and UCLA … The Buffs rallied from a 2-1 set deficit to top Cal in five sets at home on Oct. 5. Senior Alexa Smith led the way in that win with 17 kills and 17 digs … CU has won seven of its past eight games against Cal … The Buffs play at No. 2 Stanford on Friday night (8 p.m. MT, Pac-12 Mountain) … Despite the 5-7 mark in league play, the Buffs still are unofficially ranked 30th in the nation as the fourth program listed among others receiving votes (this week’s poll features a tie at No. 25) … Next week CU hosts its final home series of the season against Arizona State and Arizona.

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