Four players with double-figure kills and five players with double-figure digs propelled the Pepperdine women’s volleyball team to a 3-2 win in the NCAA first round against higher-seeded Northern Iowa, putting the Waves into the second round for the first time since 2011.
No. 7 seeded Minnesota dominated the net both offensively and defensively in a four-set win over Northern Iowa to advance to their eighth Sweet 16 in the last nine years.
#18 Northern Iowa bounced back from a five-set loss to Illinois State on Friday with a sweep of Bradley in Peoria, Illinois on Sunday afternoon.
MATCH STATS Illinois State def. No. 19 Northern Iowa 3-2 (22-25, 25-21, 25-18, 21-25, 15-12) Illinois State moves to 15-10,…
No. 19 Northern Iowa hit at a .379 and nearly doubled its opponents’ kill tally (43-22) in a quick sweep Friday night.
Junior outside hitter Bri Weber notched a 21-kill, 15-dig double-double to guide No. 15 Northern Iowa to a four-set win over Illinois State on Saturday.
(RV) Northern Iowa took down #11 Nebraska in four sets for their NCAA-leading fourth ranked win of the season.
Nine aces and a trio of double-digit kill efforts lifted No. 6 Creighton (AVCA 7) to a sweep of Northern Iowa and the Bluejay Invitational title via tiebreaker.