The quarterfinals for the Women’s NIVC are set after eight contests on Friday, including five set wins by Portland and UNLV. Action resumes Wednesday, Dec. 5.
In WCC play, Loyola Marymount and San Diego won five set thrillers. #1 BYU took care of business by sweeping Gonzaga. In Malibu, Pepperdine swept San Francisco.
#1 BYU, San Diego, and Portland all picked up road wins Thursday night while Saint Mary’s swept Gonzaga at home.
BYU rolled through Pacific while Portland was upended by Pepperdine to now sit as the lone unbeaten in the WCC.
One of just six undefeated teams remaining in Division I volleyball, the Portland Pilot haven’t done anything flashy to get there and have tried to ignore the hype. They simply have kept focused on where they are, not ahead or behind, and on each individual’s role in that process.