Washington State Uses 3 Double-Digit Kill Efforts to Get Past Tennessee to First Sweet 16 Since 2002
The No. 16 seeded Washington State Cougars (23-9) defeated the Volunteers of Tennessee (26-6) Saturday evening to advance to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2002.
No. 2 Stanford, which has won 20-straight matches and claimed a nation-best 29-consecutive victories at home, could potentially clinch a share of the Pac-12 crown with two more wins this week.
No. 18 Washington State moved to 9-0 and ended the nation’s longest home win streak in the process, topping Northern Illinois and host Western Kentucky at the WKU Tournament on Friday.
UCLA’s Mac May, Washington State’s Claire Martin and USC’s Raquel Lazaro were tabbed as Pac-12 Offensive, Defensive and Freshman of the Week for their effort on Week 2.
All-American Taylor Mims led the Cougars to defeat Northern Iowa for the second time this weekend.
In its first ranked match of the season, No. 24 Washington State stunned No. 14 Northern Iowa, 3-1, inside the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Cougars were dominant on the block, notching 17 to the Panther’s 5.5.
Taylor Louis of Iowa has more career kills than anyone returning to D-I women’s NCAA volleyball in 2018.
The fifth-seeded Nebraska Huskers cruised to a three-set sweep over Stony Brook to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Kentucky comes into the first round of the tournament as the unexpected #4 seed in the tournament while they have an easier than normal first two rounds they will see some struggles later on.
(RV) Oregon State defeats Washington State in four to complete the school’s first sweep of Washington and Washington State since 1984.