Ranked programs flexed their muscles in Big Ten Saturday action, as all three earned victories. 3rd-ranked Wisconsin and 8th-ranked Minnesota swept past Rutgers and Maryland, respectively, to move to 2-0, while 20th-ranked Purdue overcame Northwestern in 4 sets to move to 1-1 in conference play.
Chattanooga Mocs volleyball head coach Travis Filar earned his 100th career win in a sweep of Southern Conference-foe Furman on Saturday afternoon inside Maclellan Gymnasium.
Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Tennessee Tech marked the program’s 350th Ohio Valley Conference victory, extending Morehead State’s OVC-record conference play win total.
It was a big day in the Big 12. Texas Tech defeated West Virginia, 3-1, for its first 2-0 start in the Big 12 since 2000, Kansas earned its 7th consecutive win over TCU and Baylor sophomore Yossiana Pressley had a record-breaking day.
Sophomore Yossiana Pressley guided 12th-ranked Baylor to a 5-set victory over RV Iowa State with a school record and career-high 39-kill effort.
Top-ranked BYU continued its unbeaten streak to 12-straight matches with a sweep of Saint Mary’s, while Loyola Marymount handed RV Portland its second-straight loss in 5 sets.
Danielle Hart filled in for an injured Grace Loberg and scored 14 points for Wisconsin in a sweep of Rutgers.
Alcorn State upended Arkansas-Pine Bluff in straight sets to begin conference play, snapping a 31-game slide in league play. Meanwhile, Grambling State bested Alabama State in five sets, ending the Hornets’ 43-match conference win streak.
The home team won three of the four SEC openers on Friday night, with Tennessee upsetting Auburn in four sets as the lone exception.
2 service aces from Sheila Borders helped give Grambling State their first win against an NCAA opponent this season.