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Game preview: CU Buffs volleyball at No. 2 Stanford

Struggling Buffs to face two top-15 foes in Bay Area

CU Buffs volleyball at No. 2 Stanford Cardinal

GAME TIME: Friday, 9 p.m. MT, Maples Pavilion, Stanford, Calif.

BROADCAST: TV — Pac-12 Networks.

RECORDS: Colorado 8-8, 0-6 Pac-12 Conference; Stanford 11-3, 5-1.

LEADERS: Colorado — Kills: OH Justine Spann, Sr., 218; Assists: S Jenna Ewert, So., 519; Blocks: MB Meegan Hart, R-So., 61; Digs: DS/L Rachel Whipple, Sr., 206. Stanford — Kills: OH Kathryn Plummer, Sr., 5.18 per set; Assists: S Jenna Gray, Sr., 11.67 per set; Blocks: MB Madeleine Gates, Sr., 1.33 per set; Digs: DS/L Morgan Hentz, Sr., 5.14 per set.

NOTES: The Buffs will be challenged to finally get in the win column in Pac-12 play on one of the toughest road swings of the season. After visiting the defending national champion Cardinal, CU visits No. 15 Cal on Sunday (1 p.m., Pac-12 Networks)…The struggling Buffs have won just three sets in six Pac-12 matches…CU is just 1-20 all-time against Stanford, with the Buffs’ lone win occurring at home in 2015. CU has lost six straight against the Cardinal since…Stanford’s Plummer has won the Pac-12’s Player of the Year award the past two seasons.