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.
Top-ranked BYU, Pepperdine and San Diego each registered wins in straight sets over their West Coast Conference opponent Saturday afternoon to remain the top 3 in league standings.
Top-ranked BYU, San Diego and Loyola Marymount swept past their opponents, while Pepperdine won its 8th-straight against San Francisco in 4 sets Thursday night in West Coast Conference action.
Top-ranked BYU continued its unbeaten streak to 12-straight matches with a sweep of Saint Mary’s, while Loyola Marymount handed RV Portland its second-straight loss in 5 sets.
BYU rolled through Pacific while Portland was upended by Pepperdine to now sit as the lone unbeaten in the WCC.
One of just six undefeated teams remaining in Division I volleyball, the Portland Pilot haven’t done anything flashy to get there and have tried to ignore the hype. They simply have kept focused on where they are, not ahead or behind, and on each individual’s role in that process.
RV Portland, 1 of 7 remaining undefeated volleyball programs in NCAA Division I, and 13th-ranked Washington put up 3-0 marks at the Boise State Classic to close out nonconference action over the weekend.
Portland won its 3rd tournament in a row, claiming the Outrigger Volleyball Challenge with victories over San Diego State, Hawaii and Idaho inside the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii over the weekend.