Four of the five home teams came up with wins on Saturday with San Jose State sweeping Boise State being the lone exception. Colorado State’s win over Fresno State kept the Rams a half game up on the Bulldogs atop the league standings.
San Diego State is on a roll, notching its 5th win in a row Thursday night against New Mexico. Despite possessing a 6-14 record overall, the Aztecs have gone 4-3 since beginning conference action. Fresno State, Colorado State, Wyoming, San Jose State and Fresno State also played their way to conference wins.
This week’s Mountain West play opens on Tuesday, October 9 when Nevada visits San Jose State. The New Mexico Lobos, which lead the league at 5-1 and are off to their best start since the 2013 season, are back in action on Friday.
The Mountain West race heated up Thursday night as it took 5 sets to solve 3 of 5 matchups. Fresno State stays undefeated in conference play with a sweep of Utah State, while UNLV downed San Jose State in 4 sets.
UNLV, Colorado State, and Wyoming all won to stay atop the Mountain West, while Boise State earned first conference win.
Nebraska extended its win streak to nine matches with a crushing sweep of Missouri State on Saturday night to go 3-0 and claim the Husker Invite title.
Sweep was the word of the day at the Husker Invite on Friday with Missouri State winning twice in straight sets and Nebraska posting victories in three and four sets.
Nine service aces helped #21 Colorado State overcome a two-set deficit to win a five-set thriller over the New Mexico Lobos.
Boise State won its fourth straight match and moved to 3-0 in Mountain West play with a 17 block effort in a 3-1 road win over New Mexico on Thursday.
Boise State travels to Albuquerque for a MWC showdown of 9-5 teams at New Mexico.