Marquette defeated St. John’s 3-1 to advance to its second straight Big East Tournament final, while Creighton swept Villanova to reach its seventh straight conference tournament title match.
St. John’s rallied from down two sets to defeat Xavier at home. Meanwhile Butler overcame a first-set loss to top Seton Hall. Creighton and Marquette kept their spots as the top two in the league standings with sweeps.
Jaali Winters (#5) matched her season-best with 25 kills in just 4 sets on Friday against Big East #2 Marquette.
St. John’s Erica Di Maulo and Xavier’s Meredith Klare collect the BIG EAST Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards, respectively. Creighton’s Kari Zumach is the recipient of the Freshman of the Week honor.
Xavier’s Laura Grossman and Marquette’s Martha Konovodoff take this week’s BIG EAST volleyball Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week honors. Villanova’s Clare Delaplane was tabbed as Freshman of the Week for the third time.
10th-ranked Creighton remains alone atop Big East standings, earning its 8th-straight victory in 4 sets over Villanova Saturday.
Jaali Winters record setting performance highlighted #11 Creighton’s sweep over St. John’s. Seton Hall earned its first conference win with five-set victory over Providence.
Creighton junior middle blocker Megan Ballenger earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors, while teammate and line mate Naomi Hickman earned Defensive Player of the Week awards.
In addition to being named MVP of the Jason’s Deli Baylor Classic, senior outside Katie Staiger became Baylor’s all-time kills leader in the rally scoring era over the weekend.
With six international players on it’s team in 2017, St. John’s Women’s Volleyball is learning to handle different cultures on and off the court.