Saturday featured 12 matches with the winners earning a ticket to the Sweet 16 next weekend. Eight of the matches ended in sweeps, although two of those provided upsets as No. 9 Creighton and No. 11 USC fell to Washington and San Diego respectively.
It was a history making night for the No. 14 seed Marquette University volleyball team as the Golden Eagles swept Cincinnati (25-19, 25-21, 25-16) to reach the round of 16 in the 2018 NCAA Championship for the first time in program history.
Six American Athletic Conference volleyball teams earned postseason bids, as No 21 UCF and Cincinnati prepare for the NCAA Tournament, while USF, Tulane, Tulsa and Wichita State were each selected to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) field.
Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson and Wichita State’s Giorgia Civita receive final weekly volleyball honors with offensive and defensive player of the week nods.
The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly volleyball honors – Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson and UConn’s Elizabeth Kline.
Week 8 brought 10 players into the 1,000 kill club, bumping the total of active members to 99 players. Three others reached the 1,000 dig milestone, pushing the number of players in that group to 149 members.
First set of the 2018 season for all 12 American Athletic Conference volleyball teams will get underway on Friday, August 24, with the teams combining for 34 matches.
MATCH STATS Cincinnati def. UCF 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-21) Cincinnati moves to 4-10, 2-0 American; UCF falls to 8-6, 1-1…
Wolverine senior middle Claire Kieffer-Wright had team highs in both kills (10) and blocks (7) to lead Michigan to a straight-set victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats.