Minnesota exposed Michigan’s defensive weakness in the match. The Wolverines ranked 13th out of 14 Big Ten teams in blocks/set this season.
#9 Texas outlasted a tough Oklahoma team to remain atop the Big 12 standings. (RV) Baylor was impressive in a home sweep of (RV) Kansas and Texas Tech swept TCU to round out Big 12 play.
Mims leads the team and ranks 5th in the conference with 3.97 kills/set this season.
Jaali Winters (#5) matched her season-best with 25 kills in just 4 sets on Friday against Big East #2 Marquette.
“I Did Not Have Enough Help From The Coach In The Games” – Russia’s Irina Koroleva After Her Team’s Worst Ever WCH Finish
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Russia’s recent 8th place finish at the FIVB WCH was beyond disappointing
“Bidding To Host The Olympic Qualification Tournaments Starts At 500k USD” – FIVB boardmember Miroslaw Przedpelski
The qualification system for the indoor volleyball tournament at the 2020 Olympic Games has been confirmed by the FIVB recently and it has drawn heavy criticism from teams around the world.
Although some Italian media outlets have her retiring at the end of the season, the soon-to-be 40-year-old Piccinini is not totally sold on the idea yet.
UNI remains unbeaten in MVC action after a 3-2 win over Valpo, sitting at 11-0. Illinois State is currently alone in second place in the conference standings with an 11-1 mark.
The Chetumal Three Star quarterfinals will include two teams each from Brazil, Canada and the United States as well as one each from Mexico and Russia.
#25 UCF escaped a huge upset from Houston to stay atop the AAC standings.
Class of 2020 outside hitter Jackson Reed commits to USC.
Stanford increased its lead atop the Pac-12 standings with a road sweep of USC on Friday night behind an efficient .373 hitting effort.
Hawaii was able to get by #12 Cal Poly to snap the Mustangs 18 match winning streak and move into a tie in terms of losses atop the Big West.
2nd-ranked Stanford showed its clout, besting 11th-ranked USC in straight sets to stay perfect in league play at 11-0. Upsets were the storyline outside of that, as Utah topped 20th-ranked Washington and California stunned 19th-ranked UCLA.
8th-ranked Pittsburgh, Miami, Notre Dame and Duke continued their upticks with ACC victories Saturday night. Clemson, Georgia Tech and RV Louisville also picked up wins to get back on track.