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BOULDER, CO - Jan. 22, 2021: ...
BOULDER, CO – January 22, 2021: Colorado’s Jenna Ewert sets against Oregon State’s in Pac-12 volleyball in Boulder on January 22, 2021. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

CU Buffs volleyball vs. California Golden Bears

GAME TIME: Friday, 7 p.m., and Sunday, Noon, at CU Events Center

BROADCAST: Online – CUBuffs.com.

RECORDS: Colorado 2-0 (2-0 Pac-12); California 0-4 (0-4 Pac-12).

COACHES: Colorado – Jesse Mahoney, 5th season (71-57; 159-98 career); California – Sam Crosson, 2nd season (20-14; 116-87 career).

KEY PLAYERS: Colorado – OH Elissa Alcantara, 6-2, So. (3.71 kills per set); S/LIB Brynna DeLuzio, 5-9, Jr. (5.0 digs per set); S Jenna Ewert, 5-10, Jr. (8.71 assists per set, 2.1 digs per set, 1.57 blocks per set); MB Rachael Fara, 6-3, Sr. (2.14 kills per set, 1.14 blocks per set); RS/MB Sterling Parker, 6-2, So. (2.29 kills per set). California – OH Darian Clark, 5-11, Jr. (3.50 digs per set); MB Lydia Grote, 6-2, Fr. (2.29 kills per set, 0.57 blocks per set); OPP Sydney Lilomaiava, 6-3, So. (2.08 kills per set, 0.62 blocks per set); OH Katarina Pantovic, 6-0, Fr. (2.73 kills per set, 1.91 digs per set); S Isabel Potter, 5-9, Sr. (6.93 assists per set, 2.0 digs per set; OPP Sam Taumoepeau, 6-0, Fr. (1.83 kills per set).

NOTES: CU opened the season with a two-match sweep of Oregon State, Jan. 22-24. … The Buffs are seeking their first 3-0 start to conference play since 1999. They haven’t started 4-0 since a 7-0 start in 1998. … CU leads the all-time series, 11-7, including 9-2 in the last 11 meetings. The Buffs and Bears split their two meetings in 2019. … CU has won the last five meetings with Cal in Boulder. … After getting swept at UCLA to open the year, Cal lost both matches at home against No. 8 Utah last weekend. … Fara ranks eighth nationally with a .500 hitting percentage.