Four pool winners were crowned for each gender on Thursday, setting up Friday’s Round of 12 and eventually the quarterfinal matches. Three Swiss women’s teams and three French men’s pairs were among those crowned at 2-0.
Led by 58% hitting from Jess Mruzik, no opponent scored more than 35 points in a match against the US in pool play.
For NC State the schedule doesn’t get any easier this weekend, as the Wolfpack plays three teams that each recorded 20 or more wins last season.
After an exciting first weekend of action last week including two upsets of Power 5 teams, the ASUN Conference Volleyball non-conference slate heats up this weekend with all nine squads in action.
Iranian setter Saeid Marouf had another brilliant performance to lead Iran to the finals of the tournament, where they’ll face South Korea.
The Illinois volleyball team will participate in the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge for the fifth-straight season this weekend, traveling to Seattle, Wash., to face Colorado and host Washington on August 31-September 1.
No. 7 USC takes its perfect 3-0 record on the road to face off with No. 3 Florida, UCF and Louisville at the Bubly Invitational in Gainesville, Florida.
Chatchu-on Moksri is expected to miss the rest of the Asian Games tournament in 2018.
Brazil has jumped out to a perfect 2-0 record at the Pan Am Cup, earning a maximum of 10 points after the second day.
Coppell volleyball knocked off the #1 team in the state on Tuesday and in the process gave coach Julie Price her 500th career win.