St. John’s rallied from down two sets to defeat Xavier at home. Meanwhile Butler overcame a first-set loss to top Seton Hall. Creighton and Marquette kept their spots as the top two in the league standings with sweeps.
The Chetumal Three Star quarterfinals will include two teams each from Brazil, Canada and the United States as well as one each from Mexico and Russia.
Stanford increased its lead atop the Pac-12 standings with a road sweep of USC on Friday night behind an efficient .373 hitting effort.
It was a match of runs, with the teams trading late rallies over the first four sets. In the end, Wisconsin was too strong from start to finish in Set 5 to claim the road victory and hand Michigan just its second home loss of the season.
The NCAA runnerup UCLA men’s volleyball team kicks off its 2018-19 season at the USC Tournament on Nov. 3 followed by a visit to Stanford the following day.
Five American teams, including Pool C winners Kerri Walsh Jennings/Brooke Sweat, remain among the final 24 teams at the Chetumal Three Star in Mexico. Top seeded Canadians Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson and collegiate stars Nicole and Megan McNamara also won their respective pools on Thursday.
Honorable Mention All-American Mikayla Shields continues to ink her name in the South Carolina record books, becoming just the fifth junior in program history and the fourth fastest to reach the 1,000 kills milestone.
China is set to host four women’s pools as well as the 2019 finals, while the American men will host one preliminary round weekend and the finals.
Three players joined the 1,000 kill/1,000 dig club on Week 9 as Auburn’s Brenna McIlroy, College of Charleston’s Devon Rachel and American’s Aleksandra Kazala each crossed the 1,000 digs mark.
Hannah Hill of Weber State is the most efficient hitter nationally for the second straight week, boasting a .458 effort….