Minnesota remained perfect atop the Big Ten standings at 10-0 with a four-set win over Nebraska. Penn State, Illinois and Michigan all held rank in sweep of Rutgers, Michigan State and Northwestern respectively.
Minnesota won its 11th straight match to cement its spot atop the Big Ten standings at 10-0 with a four-set win over Nebraska on Saturday.
All six home sides held court on Friday in the Big Ten, including upset wins by Indiana and Northwestern, who moved past Ohio State and Michigan State respectively. Illinois and Wisconsin each went the distance for wins over Michigan and Nebraska.
Michigan’s Carly Skjodt, Minnesota’s CC McGraw and Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Penn State’s Jonni Parker and Wisconsin’s Tiffany Clark earn Big Ten weekly honors.
Penn State ended a seven-match losing streak against Nebraska, winning in five sets at home, while Illinois picked up a key home win over Wisconsin in four. Purdue, Minnesota and Indiana also won on Saturday.
Minnesota increased its stranglehold on the top spot in the Big Ten standings at 7-0 with a home sweep of Illinois on Friday behind 15 kills by junior Alexis Hart.
Michigan’s Carly Skjodt, Jenna Lerg and MacKenzie Welsh and Minnesota’s Samantha Seliger-Swenson and Adanna Rollins earn Big Ten weekly honors.
All 3 favored programs played their way to Big Ten conference volleyball victories on Wednesday night as 3rd-ranked Nebraska topped 25th-ranked Iowa in 4, 4th-ranked Minnesota handled Northwestern in straight sets and 5th-ranked Wisconsin downed 7th-ranked Illinois in 4.
Six players joined the 1,000 kill club and six more registered their 1,000th dig on Week 6. Five players are approaching the even more elite 1,000-kill, 1,000-dig club.
After leading No. 7 Minnesota past No. 3 Wisconsin and Indiana in sweeps, senior setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson has been selected as the VolleyMob Player of the Week.