13th-ranked Creighton came out on top against 17th-ranked Marquette in straight sets, while Providence outlasted DePaul in 5 sets. Following Big East opening week, Creighton and Georgetown remain undefeated, 2-0.
Taryn Kloth helped provide a punch from the outsides of #13 Creighton in leading to a sweep of #17 Marquette.
St. John’s rallied from down two sets to secure its first Big East win of the season, downing Xavier. Meanwhile, #13 Creighton, Butler and Marquette won via sweep to round out the night’s action.
DePaul has landed a commitment from a 2020 OH/DS in Jill Pressly.
Georgetown’s Symone Speech earns BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, the first for the Hoyas this season, while Creighton’s Brittany Witt is the Bluejay’s third consecutive BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week winner.
Starting Wednesday, fans will get to see which teams carry their momentum from no-conference into league play and if the 7 remaining undefeated programs will survive against their biggest rivals.
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The top five teams remained in tact in the Week 4 AVCA poll, with BYU and Stanford at the top and dividing the first place votes (58 to 6).
Oregon State appears in the VolleyMob Top 25 for the first time in 2018, giving the Pac-12 eight ranked teams.
Head coach Ryan Theis earned his 100th victory at Marquette on Saturday night. The Golden Eagles swept their way past Illinois State to reach the milestone.
3rd-ranked Wisconsin played its way to a Marquette Invitational title with wins over 17th-ranked Marquette, 3-0, and Illinois State, 3-1. Marquette recovered from its loss in straight sets to the Badgers with a pair of sweeps of their own Saturday against Tulsa and Illinois State.
The No. 6 Illini recovered after dropping the opening set against No. 14 Creighton in the tournament finale, winning three straight sets to stay perfect on the season at 11-0.
The No. 6 Fighting Illini opened their home season with a sweep of Northern Iowa to stay perfect at 9-0. Meanwhile, the Panthers and Creighton each topped Lipscomb in sweeps to round out Day 1 of the tournament.
The final weekend leading up to BIG EAST action features matches against a pair of top-10 teams for Creighton and Marquette.
Marquette’s Allie Barber wins BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after helping the Golden Eagles take down No. 10 USC.
BYU, one of three undefeated teams among the Top 10, climbed two spot from No. 3 to No. 1 after a 3-0 weekend at the Marquette Invitational. Alabama claimed its first ever national ranking, checking in at No. 25.
Including a 3-2 nailbiter over 2017 ACC co-champions Louisville, the Purdue Boilermakers stayed perfect on the 2018 season.
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