It took five sets and extra points, but Wisconsin volleyball team edged past Penn State in its home gym Saturday night.
The No. 4 Penn State women’s volleyball team hosts Rutgers on Wednesday afternoon at Rec Hall in a 7 p.m. Big Ten Network match. This is the first of two meetings between these two squads this week as Penn State heads to Rutgers on Saturday evening.
The No. 12 Penn State women’s volleyball returns home after a nine-match road trip to host Maryland and Ohio State in a weekend of Big Ten action.
Nia Reed returned to the lineup to fuel a pair of Big Ten road victories for #12 Penn State.
Ohio State earned the upset in 4 sets over 4th-ranked Penn State, while 8th-ranked Illinois fended off a feisty Indiana volleyball program in 5 sets to remain undefeated on the season. 5th-ranked Nebraska and 19th-ranked Michigan downed Michigan State and Iowa, 3-1, respectively to round out Big Ten opening week.
Big Ten opening night was one of lopsided victories, as 8th-ranked Minnesota shocked 7th-ranked Penn State in straight sets and 3rd-ranked Wisconsin showed out with a sweep of Ohio State.
In a match filled with young talent, Minnesota senior setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson pushed the 8th-ranked Gophers to a sweep of #7 Penn State.
The Big Ten could make a case for being the best league in the nation with a strong 83 percent winning percentage (127-26), seven teams among the VolleyMob Top 25 and three undefeated teams, but the conference is still largely untested.
The Cardinal sit atop the VolleyMob 2018 Preseason Top 25.
Texas comes in at #6, right on the cusp of the top five, in a group of teams that all made at least the Elite Eight in 2017.