Penn State leveled its Big Ten record after an 0-2 league start by ruining Michigan’s perfect 9-0 home record with a sweep Sunday afternoon.
All four ranked teams came out on top via sweep as No. 4 Illinois remained undefeated at 14-0, No. 5 Nebraska won its 12th straight, No. 12 Penn State recorded its first Big Ten win of the year and Michigan stayed perfect at home (9-0).
5th-ranked Nebraska put a stop to 19th-ranked Michigan’s perfect season Friday night, downing the Wolverines in 4 sets in Big Ten-opening action. The Huskers posted a .314 attack percentage and a dominant 14 blocks to earn the victory.
Northern Kentucky’s Haley Libs recorded her 1,000th dig last weekend, earning membership into the 1,000 kill/1,000 dig club, while seven players each reached 1,000 kills or 1,000 digs.
The Big Ten could make a case for being the best league in the nation with a strong 83 percent winning percentage (127-26), seven teams among the VolleyMob Top 25 and three undefeated teams, but the conference is still largely untested.
The Wolverines set-win streak ended at 32 after 10 straight sweeps and the first two sets of Sunday’s road match with the Fighting Irish, but the team bounced back to keep its match-win streak alive at 11-0
Michigan matched its best start since 2015 (10-0) with its 10th straight sweep to open the season.
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.
Michigan registered its program record eighth straight sweep to start the season, outdoing Oakland and LSU on Friday to open the Michigan Challenge. Colorado State also posted two wins on the day.
Michigan head coach Mark Rosen joined elite company as one of just 18 active Division I coaches with 600 wins to his/her credit on Friday morning.