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.
No. 25 Baylor volleyball (20-8) found itself down 2-0 and 18-14 in the fourth set, but the Bears grinded out a five-set thriller over Hawai’i (18-9) in the NCAA First Round Thursday at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore., 23-25, 23-25, 25-14, 26-24, 16-14.
13th-ranked Cal Poly made history Saturday, downing Long Beach State in 4 sets to secure its best start in program history at 19-1. The Mustangs have not lost a Big West matchup since 2016, boasting a program record 25 conference win streak.
15th-ranked Cal Poly and Hawaii swept past their opponents Friday night to stay undefeated in the Big West Conference slate. UC Irvine also notched a win in straight sets, while UC Santa Barbara was victorious in 4.
Lindsey Vander Weide led everyone with 15 kills as #16 Oregon won their sixth match in seven tries in downing Hawaii.
Portland won its 3rd tournament in a row, claiming the Outrigger Volleyball Challenge with victories over San Diego State, Hawaii and Idaho inside the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii over the weekend.
Portland extended its program-best start to 8-0 with a 5 set victory at Hawaii and Idaho rebounded with a 4 set win over San Diego State at the Outrigger Volleyball Challenge inside Stan Sheriff Center Friday.
Portland and Hawaii each registered victories in Outrigger Volleyball Challenge action Thursday, setting up an exciting Friday matchup between the two. It will mark the first all-time meeting between the programs.
After dodging a shot from Mother Nature and Hurricane Lane, Kansas State and Hawaii got down to the business of volleyball with one match each on Saturday and Sunday. The Wildcats won both via sweep.
Former Portland State middle and Hawaii Pacific basketball center Sarah Liva is transferring to Hawaii for her senior year.