One of many biggest weeks in NCAA Division I girls’s volleyball historical past ended Sunday with dramatic finishes.
4 days after No. 1 Wisconsin and Marquette set the NCAA indoor attendance file on the identical evening that Louisville set a house attendance file and boffo TV scores have been sprinkled all through, think about what occurred Sunday:
— First, on ESPN2, No. 5 Stanford rallied to win the final three units for a reverse sweep at beforehand unbeaten No. 2 Louisville;
— Then, on ESPN, the top-ranked Badgers fell behind at beforehand unbeaten No. 3 Florida and likewise pulled off a reverse sweep earlier than a file Florida dwelling crowd;
— After which on the Huge Ten Community, No. 4 Nebraska battled to a four-set win over No. 21 Kentucky.
— Within the CAA, two of the 5 groups which might be already 2-0 in convention play gained in reverse sweeps.
Even ESPN put highlights from Stanford-Louisville and Wisconsin-Florida on SportsCenter.
An enormous week, certainly. And now, after the CAA and Patriot League have already gotten underway, the opposite conferences start league play this week.
Wisconsin improved to 9-0 because it got here again at beforehand unbeaten Florida 15-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 15-13, pulling off a reverse sweep for the primary time since beating Purdue in 2018.
Wisconsin, which hit.199, obtained 16 kills — 4 within the fifth set — from Anna Smrek, who hit .343 and had 5 blocks and two digs. Sarah Franklin had 13 kills, three assists, a block and 10 digs. Devyn Robinson had 10 kills, hit .348, an dhad a block and two digs. Temi Thomas-Ailara had 9 kills and three digs. Carter Sales space had 5 kills, an help and 6 blocks, one solo. Setters Izzy Ashburn and MJ Hammill mixed for 36 assists, two aces and 30 digs. Julia Orzol had 14 digs and 5 assists.
“We gotta hold getting higher. It’s an vital win, on the street,” Wisconsin coach Kelly Sheffield mentioned. ” … Defensively, they’re actually good. They’ve a military of DS’s … mentally they’ll actually get to you. Actual credit score to our gamers. We battled and we fought. Many of the match was performed within the mud.”
It was additionally performed earlier than an O’Connell Heart volleyball file crowd of 10,323 as attendance marks proceed to be damaged across the nation.
“To the Gator followers and volleyball followers throughout the Southeast that joined us in the present day, thanks,” Florida coach Mary Smart mentioned. “This match was well worth the setting it was given.”
Florida, which dropped to 8-1 and hit .180, had 5 gamers with 9 or extra kills. Beginning setter Alexis Stucky left within the second set with an obvious proper leg damage and didn’t return. She was changed by graduate-student Kennedy Muff, whose earlier faculty expertise was at tiny Flagler Faculty in St. Augustine, Florida. Muff had no kills and 4 errors in seven tries, 28 assists, an ace, two blocks and 7 digs. Earlier than she left, Stucky had three kills in six errorless makes an attempt, 17 assists, a block and 5 digs.
Kennedy Martin had 13 kills, 4 blocks and 12 digs. Nnedi Okammor had 11 kills with no errors in 16 assaults and 5 blocks. AC Fitzpatrick had 11 kills however 9 errors. Anna Dixon had 9 kills with one error, three aces, three blocks and 5 digs. Elli McKissock had 16 digs, six assists and ana ce, and Trinity Adams had 17 digs.
Wisconsin opens Huge Ten play Friday at Northwestern, whereas Florida begins within the SEC on Thursday at Auburn …
Stanford is 7-2 after its 22-25, 20-25, 25-14, 25-20, 15-12 victory at Louisville (9-1). Caitie Baird, who had six of her match-high 23 kills within the fifth set, led Stanford in a battle of the Cardinal (Stanford) vs. the Cardinals (Louisville).
Baird had a block and 7 digs. Kendall Kipp had 18 kills — 5 every within the third and fourth units — 4 blocks and eight digs. Elia Rubin had 16 kills with three errors in 27 assaults to hit .481, 4 assists, an ace, a block and 14 digs. Sami Francis had eight kills with two errors in 14 assaults, two digs and 6 blocks, one solo. Setter Kami Miner had 4 kills with one error in eight makes an attempt, 58 assists, three blocks and 9 digs. Elena Oglivie had 23 digs, 5 assists and an ace.
Stanford hit .329, getting stronger because the match went on. However the Cardinal had two aces in opposition to 16 serving errors. Louisville had three aces and 13 errors.
Louisville and Anna DeBeer have been merely spectacular within the first two units. DeBeer had 9 of her kills within the first two units because the Cardinals had 37 kills and 9 errors in 75 assaults. Louisville completed 59-20-166, hitting .235. DeBeer led with 17 kills however hit .176 and had two blocks and eight digs. Charitie Luper had 12 kills, two aces and 15 digs. Phekran Kong had 10 kills with two errors in 17 assaults, a solo block and a dig. Cara Cresse had 10 kills, hit .304, and had 4 blocks and a dig. Aiko Jones had 10 kills a solo block and 5 digs. Elena Scott had 19 digs and 5 assists. Elle Glock had 50 assistss, two blocks and 6 digs.
Stanford opens Pac-12 play at Cal on Tuesday, whereas Louisville begins ACC play at dwelling Friday in opposition to Syracuse …
Nebraska (9-0) completed the pre-conference season unbeaten for the primary time since 2016 with its 25-14, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21 victory over visiting Kentucky (2-6).
Within the fourth set there was a outstanding rally that lasted greater than a minute. Nebraska gained the purpose and it’s price your whereas to watch it here in the highlights.
Merritt Beason had 17 kills and hit .438 for the Huskers and added an help, an ace, a block and 10 digs. Harper Murray additionally had 17 kills, hit .308, and had three assists, three blocks and 10 digs. Andi Jackson had 10 kills with two errors in 16 assaults, a dig and three blocks, one solo. Bekka Allick had 4 kills with one error in 10 assaults and 6 blocks. Reilly Bergen had 46 assists, 12 digs and three blocks. Her workforce hit .338. Lexi Rodriguez had 18 digs, six assists and an ace.
Kentucky, which has misplaced 5 occasions to ranked groups, hit .243. Reagan Rutherford had 19 kills with three errors in 43 assaults, eight digs and two blocks. Elise Goetzinger had 14 kills, hit .333 and had 4 blocks.
Nebraska begins Huge Ten play Friday at dwelling in opposition to Ohio State. Kentucky performs host to LSU to open SEC motion …
No. 7 Oregon (10-1) swept 25-16, 25-19, 25-22 at Marquette (4-7). Mimi Colyer led with 18 kills whereas hitting .333. She had an ace, two blocks and 15 digs, Gabby Gonzales and Morgan Lewis, who had no errors in 15 assaults, had 10 kills every. Aubrey Hamilton had 12 kills for Marquette.
Oregon is dwelling Friday in opposition to Oregon State to start the final season of the Pac-12. All seven of Marquette’s losses have been to ranked groups. The Golden Eagles open Huge East play at dwelling Friday in opposition to Villianova …
No. 8 Pittsburgh (8-2) swept visiting Excessive Level (6-6) as 9 gamers had kills within the 25-20, 25-28, 25-12 victory. Torrey Stafford had eight kills, 4 aces, three blocks and 4 digs, and Olivia Babcock had eifght kills, two aces, 5 blocks and 4 digs. Pitt performs one other non-conference match Wednesday when it entertains UMBC …
No. 10 Georgia Tech (9-1) beat visiting San Diego (4-6) 28-26, 25-21, 25-15. Larissa Mendes led with 12 kills. Three USD gamers had seven kills because the Toreros hit .114. Georgia Tech goes to Clemson on Wednesday for its ACC opener, whereas San Diego begins WCC play at dwelling Saturday in opposition to Saint Mary’s.
Across the nation
5 groups, Hofstra, Towson, Northeastern, William & Mary and UNCW are all off 2-0 CAA begins after a Sunday by which Northeastern and W&M gained in reverse sweeps.
Hofstra improved to 12-1, 2-0 with a four-set win over Elon (4-7, 0-2). Clara Bel had 16 kills with two errors in 30 assaults to hit .467 and had two assists, three aces, seven blocks and two digs … Towson is 9-2, 2-0 after beating Hampton (0-4, 0-2) in 4 …Northeastern (6-4, 2-0) beat Stony Brook (4-8, 0-2) 18-25, 24-26, 25-23, 25-21, 15-10 regardless of 24 kills from the Seawolves’ Leoni Kunz, who had 5 digs and 4 blocks … Taylor Burrell had 23 kills, an help, a block and 9 digs as William & Mary (7-5, 2-0) beat Charleston (3-10, 0-2) by the narrowest of margins 18-25, 17-25, 26-24, 26-24, 15-13 … UNCW obtained 15 kills from Katie Lanz and swept N.C. A&T (2-8, 0-2) … The Preventing Camels of Campbell (4-8, 1-1) beat Delaware (8-2, 1-1) in 4 as Chloe Cook dinner had 16 kills, two aces, 11 digs and a block …
In the one Patriot League match of the day, Colgate (8-4, 2-0) beat Lehigh (9-4, 1-1) in 4. Libby Overmyer had 14 kills, hit .346 and had 4 aces and 4 digs. Rachael Martinez had 19 digs, six assists and an ace …
Michigan State obtained to 8-3 with a four-set win over Binghamton as Amani McArthur had 14 kills, hit .571 and had 4 blocks, two solo … Colorado beat Denver in 4 as Lexi Hadrych had 22 kills with three errors in 31 swings to hit .613. She had a dig and three blocks, tweo solo …
Boston Faculty swept 0-14 Stonehill to enhance to 10-3 … Notre Dame is 6-2 after sweeping Toledo. Sydney Palazzolo had 16 kills, an help, an ace, eight digs and two blocks … North Carolina swept Coastal Carolina behind 15 kills by Mabrey Shaffmaster. She had one error in 32 assaults, two assists, an ace, 4 digs and a block …
Quinnipiac swept Canisius … Kamani Conteh had 21 kills and hit .410 for UMBC in a four-set win over Seton Corridor … Iona swept 0-13 Saint Peters as Mackenzie Wiggins had 14 kills, hit .480, and added an help, an ace, seven digs and a block …
Fordham is 9-1 after sweeping Fairleigh Dickinson. Whtley Moody had 16 kills, a block and 18 digs … Brown is 9-1 after sweeping Connecticut …
Georgia beat Howard in 4 behind 19 kills by Sophie Fisher, wh hit .548 and had two aces, two digs and 6 blocks … SMU swept LSU as Jamison Wheeler had 16 kills with one error in 29 assaults … Bowling Inexperienced beat Michigan in 5 regardless of hitting .163 and having 9 fewer kills … Texas Tech obtained 14 kills every from Caitlin Duga and Emily Merrick in a four-set win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
The week forward
There is just one match on Monday’s schedule, when Southern Indiana goes to Jap Illinois to open the Ohio Valley Convention season.
Tuesday reveals 17 matches and nonetheless fairly just a few them non-conference, together with No. 18 Baylor dwelling for the WAC’s Stephen F. Austin and Florida State enjoying host to North Florida.
The Pac-12 will get underway with Stanford at Cal in a match between the 2 groups that may be a part of the ACC subsequent yr.
The Horizon League will get going with 5 matches, together with defending-champion Wright State at Robert Morris. Cleveland State (6-5), IUPUI (6-5) and Milwaukee (7-6) are the one ones within the 10-team league to get by means of the non-conference season with successful data.
Wednesday, Huge Ten play begins with Rutgers at Penn State and Illinois at Indiana. Within the Pac-12, USC performs UCLA of their final season earlier than heading to the B1G, and within the Huge 12 Houston performs BYU. Georgia Tech opens ACC motion at Clemson and Tennessee performs its first SEC match in opposition to Missouri.