The Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences played to a split in challenge action Friday, as #11 Illinois swept #20 Colorado and #10 Washington topped Iowa in 4.
Roni Jones-Perry was magnificent as #8 BYU fended off a charge by #1 Stanford to win in five sets.
Louisville started the Bubly Invitational with an sweep of UCF, but it was the nightcap between No. 7 USC and No. 3 Florida that lived up to the hype with the Trojans pulling up the road upset in four sets.
In its first ranked match of the season, No. 24 Washington State stunned No. 14 Northern Iowa, 3-1, inside the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Cougars were dominant on the block, notching 17 to the Panther’s 5.5.
No. 12 UCLA outlasted No. 13 Baylor in a neutral site matchup in San Diego, Calif., Friday afternoon. The Bruins remain undefeated on the season following the victory and hand the Lady Bears their first loss of the year.
Former Texas and USC opposite and three-time All-American Ebony Nwanebu has signed a professional contract to play for Büyükçekmece in Istanbul, Turkey.
No. 7 USC takes its perfect 3-0 record on the road to face off with No. 3 Florida, UCF and Louisville at the Bubly Invitational in Gainesville, Florida.
The University of Colorado volleyball team will stay on the road for another weekend; this time playing in the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge in Seattle, facing Illinois and Iowa.
Iona’s Claire Archibald surpassed the 1,000 dig milestone to join the elite 1,000-kill/1,000 dig club. Five players reached 1,000 kills and four others posted their 1,000th dig on opening weekend.
After facing two Top 5 teams on opening weekend, No. 18 Oregon earned its first victory of the season against instate foe Portland State. The Ducks denied the Vikings a reward for their 100 mile trip down I-5, issuing a loss via sweep, including 13 aces, nine by Brooke Van Sickle.