All six home sides held court on Friday in the Big Ten, including upset wins by Indiana and Northwestern, who moved past Ohio State and Michigan State respectively. Illinois and Wisconsin each went the distance for wins over Michigan and Nebraska.
The Saint Francis Men’s Volleyball team has landed a class of 2019 commitment from MB/RS Alex Finch.
Virginia Tech went the distance to hold home court against Wake Forest, while Florida State, Syracuse and Pitt also won at home. It took five sets for Louisville to get past Virginia and stay perfect with a road win.
As was expected, most European national teams are not pleased with the FIVB’s recent published criteria for qualification to the 2020 Olympic Games.
People were wondering where was Patryk Czarnowski in Skra’s first two PlusLiga games this season
Miguel Espinosa has committed to King for men’s volleyball.
Following the pattern of the Nations League earlier this summer, Li Yingying was unleashed in the Nations League bronze medal match, and dominated.
What was already a history making showing for Serbia, got that much sweeter to the tune of a five-set comeback win over Italy and the nation’s first ever FIVB Women’s World Championships title. Serbia had never finished higher than third, meanwhile Italy claims its second ever medal following a gold in 2002.
The first two women’s quarterfinalists earned their spots, while the remaining six matches of Round 2 are slated to begin at noon ET Saturday. Americans Betsi Flint/Emily Day defeated two other Team USA pairs en route to the Final 8, while Brazilians Ana Patricia/Rebecca earned their spot with the Pool H title and a win over Japan.
Teams from seven different countries make up the men’s quarterfinal field with top seeded Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb and qualifiers Tri Bourne/Trevor Crabb highlighting the field. Both American pairs won their respective pools and claimed their spot in the quarters with tiebreak victories in Round 2.