NCAA volleyball: Texas Tech upsets KU; Florida tops Auburn; Wisconsin, Nebraska, Louisville, Pitt win


Louisville’s Anna DeBeer hits towards Syracuse/Dior Sy, Louisville Athletics

Texas Tech beat visiting No. 17 Kansas in a Huge 12 reverse sweep on Friday night time and No. 3 Florida needed to come again to win in extra time at No. 24 Auburn.

Three groups — Stonehill, Bethune-Cookman and Tennessee State — obtained their first victories,.

The recaps and high performances observe, however first a take a look at Saturday’s key matches on the NCAA Division I volleyball schedule on a day when the ACC, Huge Ten, Pac-12 and SEC are off. Accordingly, Sunday’s schedule is loaded.

The Huge 12 has three matches Saturday involving 4 ranked groups, beginning with No. 10 BYU residence for No. 18 Baylor, No. 17 Kansas again at Texas Tech and No. 9 Texas at again Oklahoma. 

The Huge East’s No. 11 Creighton goes to Xavier, and No. 23 Dayton of the Atlantic 10 is again at Loyola Chicago. Western Kentucky, tied with Iowa State at No. 25, is residence once more for UTEP.

Different matches embody 11-1 Georgia Southern residence for Arkansas State, 12-1 Hofstra at Northeastern, 10-1 Fordham residence for Duquesne, 11-1 Wyoming at Boise State, and 12-1 Japanese Illinois at UT Martin. 

Need to watch? We now have the conference-by-conference schedule with viewing hyperlinks for any match that’s being proven in our TV & Streaming Listings.

VBM MEDIA POLL: Our inaugural Tremendous 16 Media Ballot comes out Monday. 

This will likely be a primary in evaluating and rating NCAA ladies’s volleyball. We’ve put collectively a panel of the highest media consultants across the nation who observe the game carefully they usually’re enthusiastic about this lastly taking place. It’s one thing we’ve kicked round for years, however the time is now.

ACC: Fifth-ranked Louisville crushed visiting Syracuse 25-15, 25-11, 25-8 as 9 gamers had kills, 9 by Anna DeBeer. She had no errors in 17 assaults and her crew hit .452 with 38 kills and 5 errors in 73 swings. Syracuse hit minus .056 … No. 8 Pittsburgh swept at Duke as Torrey Stafford had 15 kills and Olivia Babcock had 13 … Florida State got here away with a 25-20, 20-25, 15-25, 25-23, 19-17 victory at Virginia Tech by which Khori Lewis had 15 kills, hitting .481, and Kiara Robey had 12 blocks. VT’s Iliana Rodriguez had 34 digs and an help … Notre Dame got here away with an enormous five-set win over visiting Boston Faculty as Ava Lange had 17 kills and Sydney Palazzolo had 15 and 18 digs … NC State improved to 11-1 with a sweep at Clemson Wake Forest continued its ascent with a four-set win over visiting Miami, as Paige Crawford had 17 kills and Ava Carney had 15. Wake hadn’t overwhelmed Miami since 2018 … North Carolina swept Virginia as Mabrey Shaffmaster had 16 kills, hit .314, and had six digs and two blocks. Sadie Swith had 9 blocks, two solo.

BIG 12: Texas Tech got here again to beat visiting Kansas 22-25, 14-25, 25-17, 25-21, 15-12. Caitlin Dugan had 18 kills for the Pink Raiders and Maddie Correa had 29 digs, three assists and three aces. KU’s Raegan Burns had 28 digs and 5 assists … Texas swept at Oklahoma however grinded all through a 28-26, 25-18, 30-28 victory. Texas, which hit .343 and confronted two set factors within the third, obtained 19 kills from Madisen Skinner … Iowa State swept at West Virginia, hitting .417. Maya Duckworth had 17 kills with two errors in 34 assaults, an help, 10 digs and two blocks … UCF swept at CincinnatiKansas State beat visiting TCU in 5 as Aliyah Carter had 18 kills and Aniya Clinton had 17. Mackenzie Morris had 30 digs, three assists and two aces. Melanie Parra had 22 kills for TCU to go along with 21 digs, three assists, an ace and three blocks, one solo. Sarah Sylvester had 10 blocks, three solo. 

Maryland setter Sydney Dowler tries to maintain the ball away from the Purdue block of Kanna Wollard, left, and Lizze Carr/Chris Lyons, Maryland Terrapins

BIG TEN: Prime-ranked Wisconsin swept at Northwestern because the Badgers hit .367. Devyn Robinson had 11 kills with one error in 18 assaults and Carter Sales space had eight kills in 12 errorless assaults and 6 blocks, three solo … No. 2 Nebraska swept visiting Ohio State as Merritt Beason had 14 kills with three errors in 24 swings and had an help, two aces, 9 digs and a solo block. The Buckeyes have misplaced seven in a row, all to ranked groups … No. 19 Purdue gained in 4 at Maryland as Eva Hudson had 20 kills, 4 block and 7 digs … Michigan State swept at Michigan behind 19 kills by Tayla Holdem, who hit .417 and had two help, 4 aces and 6 digs.

PAC-12: In the one match of the day, Oregon swept visiting Oregon State as 5 Geese had six or extra kills, 10 by Kara McGhee. She had one error in 10 assaults and 5 blocks. 

SEC: Florida got here away with a 20-25, 26-24, 24-26, 25-19, 17-15 victory at Auburn because the Gators hit .204 and Auburn hit .196. Auburn had 4 aces and 20 errors and 25 hitting errors. Florida had three aces, 20 service errors and 27 hitting errors. Auburn had a 12-10 fifth-set lead. At 15-15, Auburn’s Sarah Morton had a service error and Kennedy Martin’s kill clinched it for Florida. 

Martin led with 16 kills, two aces, 5 blocks and 12 digs. AC Fitzpatrick had 15 kills, two blocks and 5 digs, and Sofia Victoria had 13 kills, a block and 4 digs. Kennedy Muff, taking part in her first full match at setter after Florida misplaced Alexis Stucky to damage, had 46 assists, two blocks and eight digs. Auburn’s Akasha Anderson had 18 kills — 5 within the fifth set — two aces, three blocks and 10 digs. Madison Scheer had 15 kills, an help and two digs. Jacke Barrett 5 kills in 9 errorless tries, 40 asisets, an ace, two blocks and 10 digs … 

No. 16 Arkansas swept visiting South Carolina … No. 22 Kentucky beat visiting LSU in 4 as Brooklyn DeLeye had 19 kills and hit .444 … Ole Miss swept Alabama.

Across the nation

Creighton swept its Huge East match at Butler as seven gamers had kills … In Marquette’s Huge East swep of Villanova, Aubrey Hamilton had 13 kills with one error in 20 assaults, an help, an ace, three digs and three blocks … Western Kentucky hit .397 and swept its Convention USA match with UTEP as Kenadee Coyle had 18 kills with no errors in 29 assaults. Paige Briggs additionally had 18 kills and two assists, an ace, 10 digs and two blocks, one solo … 

Within the Atlantic 10, Dayton beat Loyola Chicago in 4. Lexie Almodovar had 19 kills, three assists, 12 digs and three blocks … Fordham improved to 10-1 with a five-set A10 win over Duquesne as Audrey Brown had 21 kills, hit .429 and had two digs and 5 blocks. Fordham trailed 14-10 within the fifth earlier than Lola Fernandez went on a five-point service run. The Rams gained 25-19, 17-25, 21-25, 25-20, 18-16 … VCU beat Saint Louis in 5 and Anja Kujundzic had 27 digs, 4 assists and three aces … 

UC Davis beat Cal State Fullerton in 5 as Olivia Utterback had 16 kills within the Huge West victory to go along with three assists, an ace, 11 digs and 5 blocks, one solo … Lengthy Seashore State’s Natalie Glenn had 21 kills in a Huge West five-set win over Cal Poly. Glenn hit .472 and had two aces, eight digs and 4 blocks … Additionally within the Huge West, Amber Igiede had 12 kills with one error and 5 blocks, two solo, in a Hawai’i sweep of CSU Bakersfield  

Delaware, which had misplaced 14 in a row to Towson, gained there in 5 and Lani Mason had 22 kills within the five-set CAA win to go along with 12 digs and three blocks … 

In Inexperienced Bay’s five-set Horizon win over Purdue Fort Wayne, Tiffany Paalman had 18 kills, hit .429 and had three blocks, one solo … Robert Morris win in 4 at Cleveland State, however CSU’s Liberty Torres had 24 kills … 

Northern Illinois beat Bowling Inexperienced in 5, successful a MAC match on the Ohio college for the primary time since 2015. Katie Erdmann and Nikolette Nedic had 17 kills every … Western Michigan improved to 12-2 with its MAC sweep at Miami 

Evansville obtained swept at Murray State however Giula Cardona had 26 kills in three units to go along with an ace, eight digs and a block within the Missouri Valley loss … Southern Illinois beat UIC in 4 as Nataly Garcia had 19 kills, three aces, 10 digs and two blocks. UIC’s Martina Delucchi had 21 kills, an help, six aces, eight digs and two blocks … 

In American’s four-set Patriot victory at Holy Cross, Zeynep Uzen had 20 kills, hit .421, and had two assists, two aces, 5 digs and a block …

The Citadel improved to 13-0 with its four-set SoCon win at Chattanooga as Ali Ruffin had 21 kills, two aces, 15 digs and three blocks. Angelina Sayles and Maddy Cardenas had 17 kills every … In Furman’s five-set SoCon win at Western Carolina, Lauren Haynes had 21 kills … Samford beat UNC Greensboro in 4 and Gracie Lynn Butler had 26 kills within the SoCon win. She hit .434 an had an help, an ace, seven digs and a solo block … 

James Madison obtained 25 kills from Miette Veldman in its four-set win at App State. She had 16 digs and three blocks, two solo … 

Stonehill obtained its first win because the Skyhawks from Easton, Massachusetts, improved to 1-14, 1-0 within the NEC, with a 25-12, 23-25, 25-16, 25-19 win over Le Moyne (0-10, 0-1). Emma Graves had 9 kills, two digs and three blocks and three of her teammates had eight kills every … Additionally within the NEC, LIU beat Central Connecticut State in 5 and Camelia Melendez had 20 kills, hit .340, and had three assists, an ace, 16 digs and three blocks … 

Tennesse State obtained into the win column with a five-set Ohio Valley Convention at Tennessee Tech. Jayla Holcombe had 18 kills, hit .359, and had three aces, 13 digs and 5 blocks. Kennedy Davis had seven kills and 11 blocks, two solo … Lehigh misplaced its Patriot match in 5 to Bucknell however Madison McCartney had 14 blocks, one solo, to go along with 5 kills, an help, an ace and three digs … 

Bethune-Cookman broke by way of within the SWAC and is 1-11 after holding off visiting Alabama A&M in 5. 9 gamers had kills within the 25-20, 19-25, 18-25, 25-15, 17-15 victory, eight by Mecca Freeman.



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