No. 14 Michigan and Michigan State each picked up five-set road wins, while No. 3 Minnesota and No. 5 Wisconsin successfully defended their home courts in sweeps.
The Michigan volleyball team (15-2, 4-2 B1G) will kick off this weekend a four-match road swing with contests at Ohio State and Maryland.
Indiana won its second matchup in the last 13 against Ohio State, downing the Buckeyes in 4 sets in Columbus, Ohio, for the first time since 2008 to highlight Big Ten action Wednesday night. 7th-ranked Minnesota surprised with an upset win over 3rd-ranked Wisconsin in straight sets, while 20th-ranked Purdue defeated Maryland in 4.
The Big Ten could make a case for being the best league in the nation with a strong 83 percent winning percentage (127-26), seven teams among the VolleyMob Top 25 and three undefeated teams, but the conference is still largely untested.
Maryland’s Katie Myers has had an unfortunate start to her collegiate career, spending the majority of her first two seasons on the sidelines with season-ending injuries.
College volleyball stole the show in September with a schedule affected by hurricanes, impacted by major injuries and highlighted by milestone wins and upsets. The World Grand Champions Cup, AVP Championship and much more also dotted the volleyball landscape.
Kelsey Wicinski will use her last season of NCAA indoor volleyball eligibility at Florida State.
Each of Maryland’s 4 opponents without Wicinski has hit above their season average.
Maryland has begun the 2017 season on fire, now posting an 11-2 overall record behind a strong, athletic team. The team will now be without their freshman captain and leading blocker, Katie Myers who is out for the remainder of the season with a meniscus tear.
Maryland lost their first game of the season on Friday without starting middle blocker, and team captain, Katie Myers.