The No. 19 Michigan Wolverines moved to 9-0 on the season upping their winning streak to 27 straight sets, this time topping vote getter Colorado State (6-3) on Saturday to claim the Michigan Challenge title.
Michigan registered its program record eighth straight sweep to start the season, outdoing Oakland and LSU on Friday to open the Michigan Challenge. Colorado State also posted two wins on the day.
The Rams hit the road for a short 30 mile drive to Greeley for a Tuesday contest against Northern Colorado, coming home with a two-match win streak under their belts heading into a home tournament against Cincinnati, Florida State and TCU.
Junior Jacqueline Quade guided the 11th-ranked Fighting Illini to a 3-2 win over Northern Colorado, their second five-set thriller of the young season, with 22 kills, 14 digs and a career-high five service aces Saturday night.
No. 11 Illinois started opening day with a sweep of UNC Wilmington and closed out a 2-0 effort in Fort Collins, Colorado, by outlasting homestanding Colorado State (RV) in five sets.
Colorado State volleyball is aiming to help fans conquer two cravings at once, for fast food and for good volleyball, teaming up with McDonalds locations in the Fort Collins or Windsor area to give away tickets to its Aug. 24 match vs. Illinois.
Colorado State is the preseason favorite for the fifth consecutive season to claim the Mountain West title.
Taylor Louis of Iowa has more career kills than anyone returning to D-I women’s NCAA volleyball in 2018.
Iowa State’s Jess Schaben was a late addition to the roster, which departs for Venice, Italy on Wednesday.
USA Volleyball has announced their 12-player roster for the U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team European Tour that will compete and train in Europe from July 4-15.