Ronika Stone spiked home the final point in a five-set victory Friday over Baylor that advanced the Oregon volleyball team to the regional round of NCAA Tournament play for the first time since 2014.
No. 25 Baylor volleyball (20-8) found itself down 2-0 and 18-14 in the fourth set, but the Bears grinded out a five-set thriller over Hawai’i (18-9) in the NCAA First Round Thursday at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore., 23-25, 23-25, 25-14, 26-24, 16-14.
Baylor star outside hitter Yossiana Pressley was not in action during Baylor’s recent loss to Kansas.
Baylor posted its second win of the season Saturday morning as the Bears faced Texas State at its home Hampton Inn & Suites Waco North Invitational, but it wasn’t just a garden variety victory, it marked the 400th win of head coach Ryan McGuyre’s career.
Once again, Texas goes into a season as the favorites in the Big 12.
Featuring 15 home matches and a total of 14 matches against eight NCAA teams from the 2017 postseason, the Bears will look to continue building on a historic campaign in hopes of securing the program’s third consecutive NCAA Tournament bid.
Baylor is tacking on DS/L Emily Van Slate as part of the Class of 2018.
Baylor has now won their sixth-straight Big 12 match and second-straight over Kansas State with the four-set victory over the Wildcats.
The #18 Baylor Bears defeated the #10 Kansas Jayhawks for the first time in five years.
Freshman outside Yossiana Pressley notched 17 kills and sophomore middle Shelly Fanning added seven blocks to help lead #18 Baylor Bears to a straight-set victory over TCU.