Serbia snapped its two-match losing skid on Sunday with a sweep of Japan to open Pool G play in the Final Six at the FIVB Women’s World Championships.
Zhu Ting led the way as China rallied for a 5-set win over the United States to open Final Six play at the World Championships leaving the Americans in a must-win situation on Monday against the Netherlands.
Penn State’s five-set comeback win snapped a seven-match losing skid against the Huskers with the last win PSU coming on Nov. 29, 2014 in University Park.
Illinois snapped an eight-match losing streak against the Badgers with the four-set win and evened the season series after falling 3-1 in Champaign on Oct. 3.
Viacheslav Krasilnikov/Oleg Stoyanovskiy are looking for their second podium finish of 2018, while Konstantin Semenov/Ilya Leshukov are aiming for their second title of the year, following a win at the Mersin Three Star in May.
Freshman outside hitter élan McCall missed her second straight match for TCU as the team fell to Iowa State on the road via sweep on Saturday.
Michigan head coach Mark Rosen alongside his wife and associate head coach Leisa earned their 400th victory with the Wolverines on Friday as the team outlasted Ohio State in five sets on the road.
It will be an all-Russian final at the Yangzhou Four Star as No. 4 Viacheslav Krasilnikov/Oleg Stoyanovskiy and No. 5 Konstantin Semenov/Ilya Leshukov will battle for the top podium spot Saturday night.
Americans Alix Klineman/April Ross will go for their first FIVB title as a pairing since winning the Hague Four Star in January against Brazil’s Ana Patricia/Rebecca on Saturday night. Americans Sara Hughes/Summer Ross will be playing for bronze.
UNI remains unbeaten in MVC action and sits 8-0 in league play, while Illinois State claimed a 3-1 win over Valparaiso to take sole possession of second place in the MVC standings.