Saturday Roundup: 8 Sweeps, 3 Seeds Fall, Michigan Wins Marathon vs. Pitt
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.
Marquette Cruises to Sweep of Cincinnati, On to First Sweet 16
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.
American Athletic Conference Sends Two Teams to NCAAs, Four to NIVC
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 Thompson, Wichita State’s Civita Garner AAC Week 14 Recognition
Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson and Wichita State’s Giorgia Civita receive final weekly volleyball honors with offensive and defensive player of the week nods.
Cincinnati’s Thompson, UConn’s Kline Honored by AAC
The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly volleyball honors – Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson and UConn’s Elizabeth Kline.
10 Players Reach 1000 Kills, 3 Notch 1000th Dig on Week 8
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.
American Conference Gears Up with 34 Matches on Opening Weekend
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.
UCF’s Kia Bright Joins 1000-Kill/1000-Dig Club in Loss to Cincinnati
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…
Season-Best Blocking Effort Lifts #21 Michigan to Sweep of Cincinnati
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.
Anae Hits .760 As Utah Sweeps Cincinnati
Senior outside hitter Adora Anae hit at a blazing .760 clip, racking up 19 kills with no errors in 25 swings, in the sweep.