Portland won its 3rd tournament in a row, claiming the Outrigger Volleyball Challenge with victories over San Diego State, Hawaii and Idaho inside the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii over the weekend.
With three through five all losing, Illinois moves up to number six in the latest VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings.
No. 21 San Diego won easily, with help from 11 blocks in a Friday sweep, while the Vols countered with a four-set win on Saturday, putting up 13 stuffs and outhitting USD .283 to .222.
Top-ranked BYU remained undefeated on the season at 8-0, with a 3-0 Marquette Invitational mark this weekend. Meanwhile, 5th-ranked USC salvaged its weekend, outlasting Syracuse in a 5-set battle to go 1-2.
Portland extended its program-best start to 8-0 with a 5 set victory at Hawaii and Idaho rebounded with a 4 set win over San Diego State at the Outrigger Volleyball Challenge inside Stan Sheriff Center Friday.
BYU took out #5 USC and Syracuse on the same day while #22 Marquette upended #5 USC at home in the night cap.
Florida State embraced its home opener at Tully Gym and got back on track with a standout offensive effort in a sweep of VCU to open the Florida A&M/FSU Volleyball Invitational. Meanwhile, Southern Miss swept Florida A&M across town.
Roni Jones-Perry was one kill away from a school record as she led #1 BYU to a sweep of #5 USC.
Portland and Hawaii each registered victories in Outrigger Volleyball Challenge action Thursday, setting up an exciting Friday matchup between the two. It will mark the first all-time meeting between the programs.
BYU’s Amy Boswell Usevitch was one of 6 volleyball players named to the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year top 30.