Archive for September 2018

WCH Final Standings – Which Teams Showed Improvement From 2014?

Much to our sadness, the 2018 Men’s FIVB WCH came to an end. Check out the competition’s final standings and your favorite team’s performance comparison with its 2014 result and FIVB Rankings.

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Samoilovs/Plavins, Bansley/Wilkerson Take Inaugural p1440 Titles

When three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings founded the p1440 beach volleyball tour/concert series and health and wellness event, she had hopes for an international event featuring the best in the world. In the end, two international teams – Canada’s Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson and Latvia’s Aleksandrs Samoilovs/Martins Plavins won the inaugural titles in San Jose on Sunday.

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Pac-12: Trio Earn Sunday Conference Upsets

It was an exciting Sunday in the Pac-12, as Utah, Arizona and Arizona State played their way to upset victories. 9th-ranked USC and 22nd-ranked Washington State also collected wins to round out the conference weekend.

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Hofstra Earns Coach Emily Mansur 100th Win with Sunday Sweep

Hofstra University Head Volleyball Coach Emily Mansur earned the 100th win of her career as the Pride swept William & Mary on Sunday afternoon at the David S. Mack Physical Education Center.

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UTSA’s Neugebauer-Groff Records 300th Win with Roadrunners

For the school-record 300th time under head coach Laura Neugebauer-Groff, UTSA volleyball posted a win, besting UTEP (25-14, 28-26, 19-25, 19-25, 15-12) in five sets, on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Gym.

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Hawaii Cruises by UC Riverside 3-0

Hawaii earned its 4th in in a row and its 2nd consecutive sweep with a 3-0 victory over UC Riverside in Honolulu Saturday evening. The Rainbow Wahine outperformed the Highlanders in attack percentage (.184 to -.022) and served up 7 aces to record the one-sided win.

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Hawkeyes Come Up Clutch in Fifth; #12 Penn State Sweeps Michigan

#24 Iowa survives Northwestern in five sets while #12 Penn State picks up a huge win at #16 Michigan Sunday afternoon.

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Samantha Seliger-Swenson Joins 1,000-Career Digs Club

Senior Samantha Seliger-Swenson surpassed the 1,000-career digs mark with 13 in Minnesota’s sweep of Indiana on the road Saturday night. The 5-11 setter has 1,021 digs in her career, notching 273 as a freshman, 301 as a sophomore, 333 as a junior and 114 so far in 2018.

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Live: Kurek Getting Poland Closer to Another WCH, Up 2-0

Kursk has the trophy in his grasp for Poland, up 2-0.

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