#5 Illinois made quick work of Maryland at home while #7 Nebraska dominated Ohio State on the road in Big Ten Play. In the match of the night, Northwestern outlasted (RV) Iowa in five sets on the road to collect its second conference win.
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.
All 3 favored programs played their way to Big Ten conference volleyball victories on Wednesday night as 3rd-ranked Nebraska topped 25th-ranked Iowa in 4, 4th-ranked Minnesota handled Northwestern in straight sets and 5th-ranked Wisconsin downed 7th-ranked Illinois in 4.
Ranked programs flexed their muscles in Big Ten Saturday action, as all three earned victories. 3rd-ranked Wisconsin and 8th-ranked Minnesota swept past Rutgers and Maryland, respectively, to move to 2-0, while 20th-ranked Purdue overcame Northwestern in 4 sets to move to 1-1 in conference play.
Kiara McNulty was one half of the setter position in the 6-2 as Northwestern’s offensive efficiency rose steadily in week two.
Class of 2020 setter Alexa Rousseau will head to Northwestern for her collegiate career.
Northwestern volleyball head coach Shane Davis announced today that seven new Wildcats will join the program in the Class of…