In WCC play, Loyola Marymount and San Diego won five set thrillers. #1 BYU took care of business by sweeping Gonzaga. In Malibu, Pepperdine swept San Francisco.
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.
Five weeks into the 2018 season and after one week of conference action, here’s a look at who leads the nation statistically.
BYU continues to show why it is the top team nationally with a dominant performance against Pepperdine to earn the sweep Tuesday night in WCC play. Pacific also notched a sweep over Santa Clara, while San Diego and Saint Mary’s turned in 4-set victories.
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.
Loyola Marymount checks in at the top of the rankings in both kills per set (16.03) and assists per set (15.13), while Emma Johnson has hit at a .529 clip and Tess Reid is tops nationally in assists per set (13.19).
Purdue Fort Wayne boasted the top spot nationally in kills (16.27), while North Texas was the most efficient offensively (.436).
The BYU Cougars outhit the LMU Lions .314 to .109 and outblocked them 12-5 in the regular-season ending sweep.
Loyola Marymount swept Long Beach State with a stifling defense that held the 49ers to a negative hitting percentage.
USC defeated Loyola Marymount 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-14, 25-11) behind a dominant third and fourth set.