Oregon pulled off maybe the upset of the tournament in downing Minnesota to finish the year in the VolleyMob Top 10.
Saturday featured 12 matches with the winners earning a ticket to the Sweet 16 next weekend. Eight of the matches ended in sweeps, although two of those provided upsets as No. 9 Creighton and No. 11 USC fell to Washington and San Diego respectively.
In front a boisterous crowd of over 3,700 Illini fans, the No. 3 seeded and ranked Illinois volleyball team earned its second-straight trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 and ninth in the last 11 seasons with a hard-fought 3-1 (25-22, 28-26, 25-17, 25-18) victory over Louisville.
With the match tied at 2, and the season on the line, the No. 18-ranked University of Michigan volleyball team pulled off a gritty win over host Pittsburgh (19-25, 25-22, 25-17, 21-25,15-9) on Saturday evening.
The No. 8 seed Penn State women’s volleyball team advanced to the third round of the 2018 NCAA Volleyball Tournament with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-20, 25-16) sweep of the Orange of Syracuse on Saturday evening in Rec Hall.
Washington State has a VM Top 20 showdown on their hands with Tennessee for a spot in the Sweet 16.
The quarterfinals for the Women’s NIVC are set after eight contests on Friday, including five set wins by Portland and UNLV. Action resumes Wednesday, Dec. 5.
NCAA Tournament Nov. 30, 2018 Friday’s NCAA Tournament action included 28 matches, including four second round affairs. Just seven of…
Top-ranked Stanford is in action to begin their title quest on night two of the first round of the NCAA DI Women’s Volleyball Tournament.
The first of the 16 seeds fell on opening day as FGCU upset No. 13 UCF at home. Three teams won in sweeps – Texas, Wisconsin and Florida – while three matches went the distance, with FGCU, Pepperdine and Baylor advancing.