Teams from seven different countries make up the men’s quarterfinal field with top seeded Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb and qualifiers Tri Bourne/Trevor Crabb highlighting the field. Both American pairs won their respective pools and claimed their spot in the quarters with tiebreak victories in Round 2.
18-year old Li Yingying finally earned her time in the spotlight, racking up a match-high 20 points as China secured its second straight World Championships medal on Saturday, a bronze medal sweep of the Netherlands.
#13 Cal Poly and Hawaii both picked up road sweeps in Big West play Friday night. Long Beach State rallied from two sets down to defeat UC Santa Barbara in five sets.
For the second straight season, Wisconsin knocked off Nebraska at UW Field House. The Badgers held the Huskers to a season-low .087 hitting clip, marking the first time the program had been held under .100 since at least the 2012 season.
Four Illinois players managed double-digit kill tallies led by Ali Bastianelli’s career-high 19 as the Fighting Illini hung on for a five-set win over Michigan.
Florida piled up a rally-scoring era record 23 blocks vs. Ole Miss, while Kentucky swept LSU to remain undefeated in league play. Missouri’s Alyssa Munlyn notched her 600th block in a four-set win over Auburn, while Tennessee outlasted Texas A&M in five sets.
The Bobcats (19-5, 10-0 Sun Belt) remained perfect in league play and earned their 14th-straight victory with a 3-1 win over South Alabama. The winning streak is the longest since 2004 for the maroon and gold.
Pittsburgh stayed perfect on the year and in ACC play with a quick sweep of Notre Dame on Friday behind double-digit kill tallies by Nika Markovic (16), Layne Van Buskirk (14) and Kayla Lund (10).
Friday night’s grind in Conference USA came down to the final points of the final set before UTSA held on for a 3-2 (25-19, 18-25, 24-26, 25-19, 15-13) victory over Charlotte. The five-setter became a new school-record for Charlotte playing in their 11th of the year in 24 matches.
This is not the first time the coach has been linked to controversy.