#14 Washington survived a five set thriller against Washington State while #16 Oregon and Arizona defeated their in-state rivals for first conference win.
Western Kentucky won its second straight tournament title, finishing 2-1 thanks to a five-set win over Northern Illinois on Saturday. Meanwhile, #18 Washington State suffered its first loss of the season, falling to ETSU in five sets.
No. 18 Washington State moved to 9-0 and ended the nation’s longest home win streak in the process, topping Northern Illinois and host Western Kentucky at the WKU Tournament on Friday.
All-American Taylor Mims led the Cougars to defeat Northern Iowa for the second time this weekend.
In its first ranked match of the season, No. 24 Washington State stunned No. 14 Northern Iowa, 3-1, inside the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Cougars were dominant on the block, notching 17 to the Panther’s 5.5.
The Dominican Republic claimed the gold medal for women’s volleyball at the Central American & Caribbean Games on Wednesday, topping host Columbia for their fifth-consecutive title. Puerto Rico rounded out the podium, earning the bronze with a five-set win over Mexico.
Argentina edged Mexico in four sets for ninth place at the Pan American Cup, while Trinidad & Tobago rode star player Krystle Esdelle’s tournament high points haul to a sweep of Costa Rica to grab 11th place.
Columbia picked up its second win of the Pan Am Cup, smoking Mexico in a sweep. Meanwhile, Brazil kept its stranglehold atop Group C and punched its ticket to the semis with a five-set win over Argentina.
After falling behind 2-0, Brazil rallied for a five-set win over Columbia to remain atop Pool C, while Mexico won every statistical category in a sweep of Argentina to wrap up Day 2.
Kentucky comes into the first round of the tournament as the unexpected #4 seed in the tournament while they have an easier than normal first two rounds they will see some struggles later on.