Behind a double-double performance from Kaylie Jorgenson, top seed Northern Arizona swept its way to its third Big Sky Volleyball Championship Saturday evening as the Lumberjacks clinched the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament with a 3-0 victory over No. 2 seed Idaho.
The co-regular season champions are set to square off in the Big Sky Volleyball Championship as Northern Arizona swept Idaho State and Idaho outlasted Northern Colorado in five sets.
Sacramento State’s Mikaela Nocetti and Northern Colorado’s Taylor Els were recognized as the Big Sky Players of the Week.
South Dakota’s Hayley Dotseth joined the elite ranks of the 1,000 kill/1,000 dig club. Dotseth was one of 12 players to notch her 1,000th kill, while five players joined the 1,000-dig club on Week 7.
Sacramento State’s Ashtin Olin, Northern Colorado’s Taylor Els and Idaho State’s Haylie Keck were all recognized as #BigSkyVB Players of the Week.
The Rams hit the road for a short 30 mile drive to Greeley for a Tuesday contest against Northern Colorado, coming home with a two-match win streak under their belts heading into a home tournament against Cincinnati, Florida State and TCU.
Junior Jacqueline Quade guided the 11th-ranked Fighting Illini to a 3-2 win over Northern Colorado, their second five-set thriller of the young season, with 22 kills, 14 digs and a career-high five service aces Saturday night.
No. 11 Illinois started opening day with a sweep of UNC Wilmington and closed out a 2-0 effort in Fort Collins, Colorado, by outlasting homestanding Colorado State (RV) in five sets.