Saturday featured 12 matches with the winners earning a ticket to the Sweet 16 next weekend. Eight of the matches ended in sweeps, although two of those provided upsets as No. 9 Creighton and No. 11 USC fell to Washington and San Diego respectively.
For the second straight night, top-seeded Stanford women’s volleyball swept its way to victory in the NCAA Tournament, this time advancing to the Sweet 16 with a 25-20, 25-15, 25-17 victory over Loyola Marymount
After spending the bulk of the 2018 season ranked No. 1 in the country, BYU volleyball swept the West Coast Conference major individual honors and placed five student-athletes on the All-WCC first team.
The Loyola Marymount Lions swept BYU (27-1, 17-1 WCC) in straight sets, 25-23, 27-25, 25-20 to hand the previously-unbeaten Cougars their first loss of the year.
The West Coast Conference has named its Volleyball Player of the Week for October 29: Loyola Marymount’s Sara Kovac.
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.
Lyndie Haddock-Eppich surpassed 3,000 career assists as #1 BYU won against a record Portland crowd.
Lyndie Haddock-Eppich posted a double-double as #1 BYU swept Loyola Marymount on a night filled with WCC action.
Gonzaga highlighted WCC play with a five-set win over Santa Clara. Elsewhere, Pepperdine won in four while Portland and Loyola Marymount earned sweeps.