#8 BYU Fends Off Comeback, Upends #1 Stanford in 5; (RV) Wichita State Downs WVU
Roni Jones-Perry was magnificent as #8 BYU fended off a charge by #1 Stanford to win in five sets.
#7 USC Downs #3 Florida to Start Bubly Invite, Louisville Wins 3-0
Louisville started the Bubly Invitational with an sweep of UCF, but it was the nightcap between No. 7 USC and No. 3 Florida that lived up to the hype with the Trojans pulling up the road upset in four sets.
#24 Washington State Stuns #14 Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls
In its first ranked match of the season, No. 24 Washington State stunned No. 14 Northern Iowa, 3-1, inside the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Cougars were dominant on the block, notching 17 to the Panther’s 5.5.
#5 Nebraska Cruises to Friday Sweeps at Home; Santa Clara Also Wins 2
The Huskers secured dominant back-to-back sweeps against Ohio and Wake Forest in Ameritas Players Club Challenge action inside the Devaney Center on Friday, while Santa Clara also posted two victories.
Offense Rules as Minnesota, Arkansas Sweep Day 1 of Diet Coke Classic
Strong offensive efforts lifted both Arkansas and No. 4 Minnesota to sweeps on Friday to open the Diet Coke Classic. The teams will face off in the tournament finale on Saturday night, the fourth contest of Day 2.
Kansas’ Leading Scorer Patricia Montero Leaves Match with Injury
Patricia Montero (#13) left Kansas’ first match on Friday with an injury, and didn’t play in the team’s 2nd match,
Maurissa Leonard Breaks Toledo’s All-Time Record in Career Digs
Maurissa Leonard broke the Toledo school record in career digs midway through a 3-2 loss to George Washington on Friday.
Perguia Declines Spot in Club Worlds; Wildcards Named
Sir Safety Perugia, who lost Ivan Zaytsev but signed Wilfredo Leon this season, declined a spot at the 2018 FIVB Club World Championships.
#12 UCLA Prevails Over #13 Baylor in 5-Set Thriller
No. 12 UCLA outlasted No. 13 Baylor in a neutral site matchup in San Diego, Calif., Friday afternoon. The Bruins remain undefeated on the season following the victory and hand the Lady Bears their first loss of the year.
Guatemala, Haiti to Battle for Fifth at U-21 NORCECA Championships
Guatemala won via sweep, while Haiti went the distance, rallying for a five set win for the right to play for fifth place at the NORCECA U-21 Championships.