The Mountain West race heated up Thursday night as it took 5 sets to solve 3 of 5 matchups. Fresno State stays undefeated in conference play with a sweep of Utah State, while UNLV downed San Jose State in 4 sets.
Colorado State beat San Diego State in four sets to remain in first in the Mountain West while Boise State swept Nevada, and Fresno State and Utah State picked up four set victories Thursday night.
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.
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.
Purdue Fort Wayne boasted the top spot nationally in kills (16.27), while North Texas was the most efficient offensively (.436).
Michigan State senior Brooke Kranda was named MVP of the 2017 Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Classic.