Crabb/Gibb, Bourne/Crabb Make Men’s Quarters in Las Vegas
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.
China Follows Yingying’s 20 Points to Sweep of Dutch for Worlds Bronze
18-year old Li Yingying finally earned her time in the spotlight, racking up a match-high 20 points as China secured its second straight World Championships medal on Saturday, a bronze medal sweep of the Netherlands.
Loberg Sparks #7 Wisconsin to Five-Set Upset of #5 Nebraska
For the second straight season, Wisconsin knocked off Nebraska at UW Field House. The Badgers held the Huskers to a season-low .087 hitting clip, marking the first time the program had been held under .100 since at least the 2012 season.
Bastianelli’s Career-High 19 Kills Leads Illinois Past Michigan in 5
Four Illinois players managed double-digit kill tallies led by Ali Bastianelli’s career-high 19 as the Fighting Illini hung on for a five-set win over Michigan.
SEC: Gators Pile Up 23 Blocks vs. Ole Miss, Kentucky Sweeps LSU
Florida piled up a rally-scoring era record 23 blocks vs. Ole Miss, while Kentucky swept LSU to remain undefeated in league play. Missouri’s Alyssa Munlyn notched her 600th block in a four-set win over Auburn, while Tennessee outlasted Texas A&M in five sets.
21-0: Pittsburgh Keeps Streak Alive with Sweep of Notre Dame
Pittsburgh stayed perfect on the year and in ACC play with a quick sweep of Notre Dame on Friday behind double-digit kill tallies by Nika Markovic (16), Layne Van Buskirk (14) and Kayla Lund (10).
AVCA Awards 14 Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarships
The AVCA has announced the 14 recipients for the Coaches 4 Coaches Scholarship, which awards coaches money to pay for convention registration and hotel costs in order to attend their first AVCA Convention.
WATCH LIVE: Women’s Pool Play, Men’s Knockouts at Las Vegas Four Star
Women’s pool play continues on Friday with all 32 teams in action. First up, beginning at noon ET are the pool title matches, including three American pairs. Mens action begins at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Sidorenko/Dyachenko Earn Kazakhstan’s First FIVB Beach Gold in Iran
After earning a silver medal at the Babolsar One-Star last week, Kazakhstan’s Alexey Sidorenko and Alexandr Dyachenko earned their country’s first ever FIVB Beach World Tour gold medal at the Caspian Sea Series Bandar Anzli One Star on Friday.
Hill Stars as USA Clinches Fifth Place at #FIVBWomensWCH
Kim Hill stepped into the spotlight in the match, racking up 25 points as the United States ended the World Championships with a four-set win over Japan and fifth place out of the 24-team field.