Big Ten Oct. 28, 2018 Purdue picked up an historic win on the road at Penn State, winning in Happy…
Favored teams claimed Big Ten victories on Friday night. 4th-ranked Penn State, 3rd-ranked Minnesota, 6th-ranked Wisconsin and 21st-ranked Purdue all secured wins to continue their win streaks.
4th-ranked Penn State continued its upward trajectory with a sweep of Rutgers at home on Wednesday night. The Nittany Lions secured their 7th-straight victory with a .284 attack percentage and 7 service aces, while holding the Scarlet Knights to a .140 attack percentage.
#11 Penn State overcame some adversity and the absence of a starting middle blocker to win at #25 Purdue.
A lot went down in Big Ten volleyball action Saturday night, as Maryland downed Ohio State in 5 sets, 5th-ranked Nebraska ended 4th-ranked Illinois’ perfect start with a 4-set win and Michigan State got back on track with a 4-set win over Rutgers. 7th-ranked Minnesota and 3rd-ranked Wisconsin swept by Indiana and 20th-ranked Purdue, respectively.
Ranked programs flexed their muscles in Big Ten Saturday action, as all three earned victories. 3rd-ranked Wisconsin and 8th-ranked Minnesota swept past Rutgers and Maryland, respectively, to move to 2-0, while 20th-ranked Purdue overcame Northwestern in 4 sets to move to 1-1 in conference play.
Wisconsin’s Grace Loberg and Sydney Hilley were honored for their role in the Badgers’ upset of Texas, while Purdue’s Brooke Peters, Illinois’ Jordyn Poulter and Rutgers’ Inna Balyko also were honored among Big Ten players for their Week 2 efforts.
Rutgers volleyball and head coach CJ Werneke continue to bring world-class talent “To the Banks” as four international student-athletes join the Scarlet Knights for the 2018 season.