The first of the 16 seeds fell on opening day as FGCU upset No. 13 UCF at home. Three teams won in sweeps – Texas, Wisconsin and Florida – while three matches went the distance, with FGCU, Pepperdine and Baylor advancing.
Lindsey Vander Weide notched 18 kills, 10 digs and six blocks, while hitting .447 as Oregon moved past New Mexico State in four sets to open the NCAA Tournament in Eugene.
NM State will travel to Eugene, Ore., to face No. 15 Oregon in the first round of the NCAA Tournamentm while Cal Baptist and Utah Valley will participate in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC)
The Western Athletic Conference has announced the bracket for the league’s tournament, which is set for Nov. 22-24, behind first time regular season champion UT Rio Grande Valley and No. 2 seed New Mexico State.
League hitting percentage leader Tyrecia Lukes and her top hitting UMKC squad face off with Utah Valley and Seattle U to highlight Week 11 play in the WAC. The Kangaroos are half a game back of UTRGV in the league standings.
Western Athletic Conference Week 11 action features nine matches, beginning with a non-conference outing for Chicago State at Drake. First place Cal Baptist faces Utah Valley and Grand Canyon on Friday and Saturday.
UTRGV takes it league-best 5-1 record into WAC meetings with Utah Valley and New Mexico State this week.
Kansas City freshman right side hitter Melanie Brecka and Chicago State junior defensive specialist Megan Klavitter have been named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Volleyball Players of the Week.
Week 4 of Western Athletic Conference play begins with five matches on Tuesday featuring UMKC, Chicago State, Cal Baptist, Texas-Rio Grande Valley and Utah Valley.
Courtesy: Western Athletic Conference NM State senior outside hitter Tatyana Battle and UT Rio Grande Valley senior libero Gysell Zayas…