It took five sets and extra points, but Wisconsin volleyball team edged past Penn State in its home gym Saturday night.
UNI claimed the school’s 17th tourney title and first since 2011 with a 3-1 win over second seed Illinois State Saturday in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
Behind a double-double performance from Kaylie Jorgenson, top seed Northern Arizona swept its way to its third Big Sky Volleyball Championship Saturday evening as the Lumberjacks clinched the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament with a 3-0 victory over No. 2 seed Idaho.
For a fifth-straight year, the No. 1 seed Creighton Bluejays have won the BIG EAST Volleyball Championship, posting an exciting four-set victory over No. 2 seed Marquette.
The Penn State women’s volleyball took down Minnesota 20-25, 25-21, 30-28, 24-26, 15-12 on Friday night, snapping a 19 match win streak for the Gophers and handing the Big Ten champions their first conference loss of the year.
The co-regular season champions are set to square off in the Big Sky Volleyball Championship as Northern Arizona swept Idaho State and Idaho outlasted Northern Colorado in five sets.
The top two seeds have both advanced to the Missouri Valley Conference finals five times since 2002 (2003, 2005, 2014, 2016, 2017), including three of the last four seasons.
Marquette defeated St. John’s 3-1 to advance to its second straight Big East Tournament final, while Creighton swept Villanova to reach its seventh straight conference tournament title match.
Texas A&M junior outside hitter Hollann Hans had six aces to obliterate the program’s 35-year-old all-time record for aces in a season with 64, and senior libero Amy Houser capped her career in record-setting fashion as the Aggies came from behind to defeat LSU in five sets.