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.
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.
The Purdue volleyball team is prepared for its toughest test yet at Holloway Gymnasium when it hosts Wisconsin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Indiana won its second matchup in the last 13 against Ohio State, downing the Buckeyes in 4 sets in Columbus, Ohio, for the first time since 2008 to highlight Big Ten action Wednesday night. 7th-ranked Minnesota surprised with an upset win over 3rd-ranked Wisconsin in straight sets, while 20th-ranked Purdue defeated Maryland 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.
Michigan earned its second-straight top 25 win by defeating #18 Purdue on senior night.
(RV) Purdue picked up a much-needed win for NCAA Tournament seeding purposes in a four-set upset of #3 Minnesota Friday night in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Boilermakers out-hit the Buckeyes .322 to .121 in dominating straight set win.