Articles by Wendy Mayer

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Serbia Hands Italy First Loss of Worlds to Take Pool G

Serbia’s Tijana Boskovic turned in 29 points (27 kills, 2 blocks), while Italy’s Paola Egonu notched 28 as the Serbians issued Italy its first loss of the World Championships heading into the semifinals.

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Penn State Climbs Back Into AVCA Top 5, Kansas Joins Rankings at 22

Penn State jumped back into the AVCA Top 5, climbing five spots to No. 4 after topping No. 17 Purdue and No. 5 Nebraska. An upset in the Big 12, dropped Texas from No. 4 to No. 8 and earned the victor, Kansas, a spot in the poll at No. 22.

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Italy Survives Five Setter with Japan to Claim Semifinals Spot

Italy stayed perfect on the World Championships with its 10th straight victory to eliminate Japan from contention on Monday as 19-year old Paola Egonu turned in a match-high 36 points.

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Sloetjes’ 38 Points Rally Dutch from Down 2-0 to Eliminate USA from Worlds

Morrison, formerly an assistant with the U.S. Women’s National Team, solved the puzzle his predecessors had been unable to and sent him home country packing in the race to defend their world title.

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UCF Becomes One of Just 24 Programs with 1,000 Wins

UCF’s 3-1 win over UConn put the program in elite company as one of just 24 Division I schools to reach the 1,000 victory milestone.

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UCF’s Pingel Becomes First Knights’ Player to Surpass 2000 Digs

It was an historic day for UCF volleyball as senior libero Jordan Pingel surpassed the 2,000 digs mark, becoming the first player in school history to do so.

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Cincinnati’s Thompson Sets AAC, School, Arena Record with 44 Kills

She already leads the nation in scoring and in kills per set, but you can add two other notes on Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson’s resume – American Athletic Conference and Cincinnati record holder for kills in a match.

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Russians Semenov/Leshukov Best Countrymen for 2nd FIVB Title of 2018

No. 5 seed Konstantin Semenov/Ilya Leshukov of Russia rallied after dropping the first set to claim the Yangzhou Four Star men’s gold in tiebreak on Sunday.

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Klineman/Ross Win Yangzhou Four Star, Hughes/Ross Place Third

Second-seeded Americans Alix Klineman/April Ross topped the podium at the Yangzhou Four Star on Sunday, while Sara Hughes/Summer Ross brought home the bronze.

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Big Ten: Penn State, Purdue Win in Five; Minnesota Stays Perfect

Penn State ended a seven-match losing streak against Nebraska, winning in five sets at home, while Illinois picked up a key home win over Wisconsin in four. Purdue, Minnesota and Indiana also won on Saturday.


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