RV Colorado State used a .304 attack percentage and a 9 to 3 blocking advantage to earn its 12th-straight Mountain West Conference-opening victory, 3-1, at Nevada on Thursday night. Wyoming and UNLV won via sweep.
The No. 19 Michigan Wolverines moved to 9-0 on the season upping their winning streak to 27 straight sets, this time topping vote getter Colorado State (6-3) on Saturday to claim the Michigan Challenge title.
The Rams hit the road for a short 30 mile drive to Greeley for a Tuesday contest against Northern Colorado, coming home with a two-match win streak under their belts heading into a home tournament against Cincinnati, Florida State and TCU.
Junior Jacqueline Quade guided the 11th-ranked Fighting Illini to a 3-2 win over Northern Colorado, their second five-set thriller of the young season, with 22 kills, 14 digs and a career-high five service aces Saturday night.
No. 11 Illinois started opening day with a sweep of UNC Wilmington and closed out a 2-0 effort in Fort Collins, Colorado, by outlasting homestanding Colorado State (RV) in five sets.
Colorado State is the preseason favorite for the fifth consecutive season to claim the Mountain West title.
#3 Stanford made quick work of Colorado State in the Palo Alto pod. The Cardinal will host the regional next weekend, starting with Wisconsin.
Colorado State and Stanford both advanced to Round 2 of the NCAA Tournament in the Palo Alto pod.
The Mountain West All-Conference Women’s Volleyball awards, as selected by the league’s 11 head coaches, were announced today.
Colorado State sweeps San Diego State Saturday afternoon behind Breana Runnel’s 13 kills and .458 hitting.