The quarterfinals for the Women’s NIVC are set after eight contests on Friday, including five set wins by Portland and UNLV. Action resumes Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Seven of the eight host institutions won, including two in five-sets on night one of the NIVC Tournament. In total, seven of the 16 matches went the distance.
Co-champion UNI middle blocker Piper Thomas took home the MVC’s Player of the Year honors, while Bradley’s Hannah Thompson earned the conference’s Freshman of the Year award. Illinois State’s Courtney Pence earned the league’s Libero of the Year honor, while her Redbird teammate Stef Jankiewicz was tabbed Setter of the Year.
UNI continued its impressive streak to 9 wins in a row. The Panthers are perfect in Missouri Valley Conference play (9-0) and stand at 15-6 overall. Illinois State stayed in 2nd at 7-1 with a sweep of Loyola Saturday.
Michigan swept Valparaiso on Tuesday night behind a career-high .571 clip from senior, Carly Skjodt.
#25 Missouri State extended their winning streak to 18 matches in a sweep on the road at Valparaiso Friday night.
(RV) Missouri State completed their second-straight undefeated October with a four-set victory over Valparaiso.
#19 Northern Iowa’s Piper Thomas had 22 kills to help lead the Panthers to a five-set comeback victory over the Valparaiso Crusaders.
Junior Piper Thomas has a career performance in win over Valparaiso.
Missouri State’s Lily Johnson collected her conference record-breaking 11th MVC Player of the Week honor.