Saturday featured 12 matches with the winners earning a ticket to the Sweet 16 next weekend. Eight of the matches ended in sweeps, although two of those provided upsets as No. 9 Creighton and No. 11 USC fell to Washington and San Diego respectively.
The 10th-seeded Kentucky volleyball team put together a dominating performance of Purdue on Saturday night in Memorial Coliseum, sweeping the Boilermakers, 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-14) to punch its ticket to the Sweet 16
Minnesota’s Samantha Seliger-Swenson was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and Co-Setter of the Year, while Penn State’s Kendall White was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year. Illinois’ Jordyn Poulter also garnered Co-Settter of the Year nods, while Penn State’s Jonni Parker earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors.
Big Ten Oct. 28, 2018 Purdue picked up an historic win on the road at Penn State, winning in Happy…
Purdue snapped a 13-match losing skid against Penn State, rallying from down 20-13 to steal away Set 3 and continuing on to victory after trailing 2-0 in the match.
Favored teams claimed Big Ten victories on Friday night. 4th-ranked Penn State, 3rd-ranked Minnesota, 6th-ranked Wisconsin and 21st-ranked Purdue all secured wins to continue their win streaks.
#7 Wisconsin and #23 Purdue both took care of business at home on Sunday with wins over #25 Iowa and Ohio State. Maryland went on the road to Indiana and swept the Hoosiers.
All six home sides held court on Friday in the Big Ten, including upset wins by Indiana and Northwestern, who moved past Ohio State and Michigan State respectively. Illinois and Wisconsin each went the distance for wins over Michigan and Nebraska.
Penn State ended a seven-match losing streak against Nebraska, winning in five sets at home, while Illinois picked up a key home win over Wisconsin in four. Purdue, Minnesota and Indiana also won on Saturday.
#11 Penn State overcame some adversity and the absence of a starting middle blocker to win at #25 Purdue.