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No. 24 CU Buffs volleyball preview: No. 15 Utah

Buffs open home portion of Pac-12 slate with top 25 showdown

No. 15 Utah Utes at No. 24 CU Buffs volleyball

GAME TIME: Friday, 7 p.m., CU Events Center.

BROADCAST: TV — Pac-12 Networks.

RECORDS: Utah 8-2, 1-0 Pac-12 Conference; Colorado 9-1, 0-1.

LEADERS: Utah — OH Dani Drews, Sr., 4.84 kills per set, 14 aces; S Stef Jankiewicz, Sr., 9.30 assists per set; MB Allie Olsen, So., 1.27 blocks per set; DS/L Vanessa Ramirez, So., 3.74 digs per set. Colorado — OH Leah Clayton, R-Sr., 4.27 kills per set; S Jenna Ewert, Sr., 10.24 assists per set; S/L Brynna DeLuzio, R-Sr. and Ewert, nine aces; MB Alexia Kuehl, R-So., 1.20 blocks per set; DeLuzio, R-Sr., 4.76 digs per set.

NOTES: CU’s program-record 9-0 start ended on Wednesday night in a three-set loss at Washington State in the Pac-12 Conference opener…Utah opened Pac-12 play on Wednesday with an impressive five-set win at No. 6 Washington…The Utes’ Dani Drews was the Pac-12 Player of the Year last season…CU posted one of its most impressive wins of the delayed 2020 season earlier this year against Utah, knocking off an 11th-ranked Utes team at home in three sets…Utah leads the all-time series 10-15…This is the first of three consecutive home matches for CU, which hosts the Oregon teams next week.

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