It wasn’t an easy road, but 12th-ranked Baylor battled its way to a UTSA Invitational Tournament team championship with a pair of wins in San Antonio, Texas. The Lady Bears outlasted the Roadrunners in 5 sets on Friday and Virginia Tech in straight sets on Saturday.
Baylor’s Yossiana Pressley, Iowa State’s Hali Hillegas and TCU’s élan McCall were named as the Big 12’s offensive, defensive and rookie of the week respectively.
Baylor showing they can contend with Texas in the Big 12 was one of several takeaways from week three.
With three through five all losing, Illinois moves up to number six in the latest VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings.
UTRGV made history, downing 15th-ranked Baylor in 4 sets to record its best win over a ranked foe. The Lady Bears recovered, notching a 3-1 win against Rice in the nightcap.
Baylor notches highest ranked win in program history with win over No. Wisconsin while Rice opens the Baylor Classic with a sweep of UTRGV.
No. 22 San Diego registered its first win of the season Saturday, and it was a big one. The Toreros upset No. 13 Baylor in 4-sets to get into the win column.
No. 12 UCLA outlasted No. 13 Baylor in a neutral site matchup in San Diego, Calif., Friday afternoon. The Bruins remain undefeated on the season following the victory and hand the Lady Bears their first loss of the year.
Baylor earns first 4-0 start since 2012 with a win over the North Texas Mean Green.