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.
American Athletic Conference volleyball teams will begin their November slates on Thursday, as home teams went 11-1 through the final weekend of October.
#25 UCF escaped a huge upset from Houston to stay atop the AAC standings.
The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly volleyball honors for the week ending on October 14: Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson and UCF’s Jordan Pingel.
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.
Wichita State emerged the victor, 3-2, in an all-out American Athletic Conference-opening matchup with Tulane. Youth sustained the Shockers, as freshman Megan Taflinger tallied career-highs with 17 kills and 13 digs to key the win.
Roni Jones-Perry was magnificent as #8 BYU fended off a charge by #1 Stanford to win in five sets.