Ronika Stone spiked home the final point in a five-set victory Friday over Baylor that advanced the Oregon volleyball team to the regional round of NCAA Tournament play for the first time since 2014.
The first of the 16 seeds fell on opening day as FGCU upset No. 13 UCF at home. Three teams won in sweeps – Texas, Wisconsin and Florida – while three matches went the distance, with FGCU, Pepperdine and Baylor advancing.
No. 25 Baylor volleyball (20-8) found itself down 2-0 and 18-14 in the fourth set, but the Bears grinded out a five-set thriller over Hawai’i (18-9) in the NCAA First Round Thursday at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore., 23-25, 23-25, 25-14, 26-24, 16-14.
Texas defeated Baylor 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-14) at the Ferrell Center on Friday night to win its 11th Big 12 Conference Championship.
Jada Burse led the way for the KU attack as they withstood a Texas comeback to score the upset and claim first in the Big 12.
Wednesday’s match between Baylor and TCU was missing three of the teams’ biggest offensive weapons in Yossiana Pressley, Aniah Philo and elan McCall.
Baylor star outside hitter Yossiana Pressley was not in action during Baylor’s recent loss to Kansas.
Saturday belonged to the home teams in the Big 12 as TCU handed Texas Tech its first loss, Kansas upset No. 22 Baylor and No. 6 Texas swept Iowa State to stay atop the conference standings.
Big 12 Conference Sept. 28, 2018 Both Friday matches were decided in four sets with the home team coming out…
#6 Texas hit at a .333 clip and put up 12 blocks in a sweep of #18 Baylor on Wednesday, extending the Longhorns’ win streak over the Bears in Austin to 43 matches and improving the all-time series record to 82-2.