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.
Seven of the eight host institutions won, including two in five-sets on night one of the NIVC Tournament. In total, seven of the 16 matches went the distance.
No. 25 Baylor volleyball (20-8) found itself down 2-0 and 18-14 in the fourth set, but the Bears grinded out a five-set thriller over Hawai’i (18-9) in the NCAA First Round Thursday at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore., 23-25, 23-25, 25-14, 26-24, 16-14.
Florida battles rival Florida State to try and reach the second round on the opening match of the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
The field for the 2018 National Invitational Volleyball Championships has been announced, with 32 high-achieving Division-I programs officially bracketed and ready for Round 1 action on Thursday, Nov. 29. Central Arkansas leads the field with 26 wins, while 15 other teams boast 20-win campaigns.
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All but five of the 32 automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament have been claimed with a week remaining in the regular season. Four conference tournaments are ahead this week.
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UCSB’s Lindsey Ruddins collected her fifth Big West Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week award this season, while Hawaii’s Reyn Akiu collected her third Big West Women’s Volleyball Defensive Player nod. The Gauchos’ Olivia Lovenberg picked up her third Freshman Player of the Week award.
For the second consecutive year, the Cal Poly volleyball team has won the Big West conference and clinched a spot in this year’s NCAA Tournament after sweeping UC Riverside (25-17, 25-11, 25-14) Friday
The computers do not look favorably upon the Cougars after wins against the WCC’s two bottom teams.
Washington jumps back into solid footing inside the top 20 with their fourth straight victory.
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