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.
Seven of the eight host institutions won, including two in five-sets on night one of the NIVC Tournament. In total, seven of the 16 matches went the distance.
UCF’s McKenna Melville earned fourth weekly conference honor, while SMU’s Montana Watts collected her second American Athletic Conference award.
UCF moved to 11-0, increasing its lead atop the conference standings as Cincinnati fell to Tulane. The Knights captured their 17th straight win and stayed perfect at home (12-0) with a four-set victory over SMU.
This week’s VolleyMob Player of the Week, Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson, was all over the stat sheet, racking up more than six kills and three digs per set, while hitting .333 in three wins as she led her team to a 3-0 mark.
The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly volleyball honors for the week ending on September 2, Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson and USF’s CC Clausen.
In a developing trend in college volleyball, 33 incoming freshmen have joined their new teams this spring to get a jump on preparations for their upcoming careers.