St. John’s played in its program record 11th five-setter, outlasting Georgetown. Meanwhile Creighton’s senior class notched its 100th win, while the program broke a season-attendance record in a sweep of Butler.
#12 Creighton rallied from two sets down to beat Xavier at home; Butler picked up a road sweep of Providence in Big East play Thursday night.
All BIG EAST volleyball teams have made it to the halfway point of the conference season, except Creighton and Providence who will play their ninth league match Thursday.
Xavier’s Laura Grossman and Marquette’s Martha Konovodoff take this week’s BIG EAST volleyball Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week honors. Villanova’s Clare Delaplane was tabbed as Freshman of the Week for the third time.
Illinois remains steady at third in the latest RPI where the top three is the same and the rest is mostly shuffled.
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.
Behind the return of Nia Reed, Penn State spikes up the rankings into the top five.
Villanova junior Emma Decker surpassed the 3,000-career assists mark on Saturday in her team’s loss to 10th-ranked Creighton in 4 sets at home inside Jae Nevin Field House. The 6-3 setter distributed 42 assists against the Bluejays to raise her career total to 3,020, which ranks 6th in Wildcat volleyball history.
10th-ranked Creighton remains alone atop Big East standings, earning its 8th-straight victory in 4 sets over Villanova Saturday.
10th-ranked Creighton and Seton Hall registered Friday night sweeps, which keeps the Bluejays atop the standings with a perfect 7-0 mark. Villanova also notched a win in 4 sets to round out Big East Conference play.