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CU Buffs volleyball preview: Cal Bears

Buffs head to Bay Area with losses in three of past four matches

CU Buffs volleyball at Cal

GAME TIME: Friday, 8 p.m. MT, Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, Calif.

BROADCAST: Live stream available at

RECORDS: Colorado 11-4, 2-4 Pac-12 Conference; Cal 7-10, 0-7.

LEADERS: Colorado — OH Maya Tabron, So., 2.96 kills per set; S Jenna Ewert, Sr., 10.04 assists per set, 11 aces; S/L Brynna DeLuzio, R-Sr., 4.72 digs per set, 11 aces; MB Meegan Hart, Sr., 1.01 blocks per set; DS/L Savannah Perry, Jr., 11 aces. Cal — OH Katie Smoot, Sr., 3.18 kills per set; S Annalea Maeder, Fr., 6.83 assists per set, 21 aces; MB Bella Bergmark, R-Jr., 0.94 blocks per set; L Tara DeSa, So., 3.04 digs per set.

NOTES: After spending four consecutive weeks in the AVCA top 25, CU fell out of the poll this week…The Buffs have dropped three of their past four matches and are coming off two losses in Los Angeles last week against UCLA and USC…CU leads the all-time series against Cal 13-7 with wins in 11 of the past 13 matchups…CU’s road trip continues on Sunday at No. 18 Stanford (2 p.m. MT, Pac-12 Networks)…The Buffs return home next week to host Arizona and Arizona State.