The No. 8 seed Penn State women’s volleyball team advanced to the third round of the 2018 NCAA Volleyball Tournament with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-20, 25-16) sweep of the Orange of Syracuse on Saturday evening in Rec Hall.
The top of the standings remains in tact with Pittsburgh on top at 11-1 and Louisville and Florida State right behind at 10-2, but Sunday saw surprise results with both the Panthers and Cardinals falling.
8th-ranked Pittsburgh, which remains perfect on the season with a 19-0 mark, and Louisville, which is receiving votes this week, are locked atop the ACC volleyball standings with 7-0 records. The Panthers swept past North Carolina, while the Cardinals topped Virginia Tech in straight sets Friday night.
Syracuse, Boston College, Miami, Louisville and Florida State earned ACC victories on Sunday to join 9th-ranked Pittsburgh at the top of the conference leaderboard after week 1 action.
Syracuse outlasted Wyoming in 5, while Iowa registered its first road win at Iowa State since 1997. The Hawkeyes and Cyclones met as part of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk series.
BYU took out #5 USC and Syracuse on the same day while #22 Marquette upended #5 USC at home in the night cap.
Thirty-seven Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes were selected to the 2017 All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team, headlined by Miami’s Olga Strantzali, the 2017 ACC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as announced today by the league office.
Towson overcame a 2-0 set hole to down Colgate in five as they will meet Syracuse in the second round of the NIVC Tournament after the Orange defeated Albany.
Miami senior outside hitter Olga Strantzali has been selected as the 2017 ACC Player of the Year, and highlights the All-ACC Volleyball Team, announced Monday.
The Louisville Cardinals got a 20-kill effort from sophomore outside hitter Melanie McHenry and a 10-kill, 10-block performance from junior middle blocker Jasmine Bennett to help secure a five-set come-from-behind win over Syracuse to clinch the Atlantic Coast Conference title on Saturday.