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.
Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson picked up her second career Player of the Year nod, while teammate Jade Tingelhoff was tabbed as American Athletic Conference Setter of the Year. UCF’s McKenna Melville earned Freshman of the Year acclaim, while Wichita State’s Giorgia Civita was named Libero of the Year.
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.
#25 UCF escaped a huge upset from Houston to stay atop the AAC standings.
UCF and Cincinnati have maintained perfect league records with 7-0 marks, sitting two matches ahead of third-place Tulsa (5-2). The top of the standings will meet on Sunday, when the Knights take on the Bearcats to wrap up Week 5 of American Athletic Conference action.
Tulsa stunned Wichita State in five sets to give Shockers their first loss in the American Conference.
Following week 1 of AAC action, Tulsa, Wichita State and SMU remain undefeated at 2-0 in conference action. USF and UConn earned their first conference victories Sunday afternoon.
American Athletic Conference volleyball teams hold a .635 winning percentage against other conferences this season and are set for their final nonconference tournaments to be played this weekend.
All 6 matches this weekend at Purdue’s home tournament were 3-0 sweeps.