Auburn sweeps Florida; Pitt tops GT; Marquette beats Creighton; Stanford, WSU, Oregon win


Stanford’s Elia Rubin assaults at Washngton/Stephen Burns photograph

Auburn’s up-and-coming program pulled off an upset with nationwide implications when the Tigers shocked No. 6 Florida, successful in Gainesville for the primary time.

The sweep on Friday evening additionally marked a breakthrough victory towards a top-10 opponent by the Tigers, highlighting a busy day with noteworthy attendance figures throughout the nation in NCAA girls’s volleyball.

Elsewhere, second-ranked Nebraska continued to gather victories earlier than large crowds, No. 9 Pitt wanted a reverse sweep to carry off No. 12 Georgia Tech within the lone match involving squads within the Tremendous 16 Media Ballot, No. 15 Creighton was swept by Marquette in a gentle Large East upset, and No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 Washington State and No. 5 Oregon took care of enterprise within the Pac-12.

The recaps and high performances observe, however right here’s a have a look at the schedule for Saturday.

The Large Ten has six matches, together with Penn State, No. 14 within the VBM Tremendous 16, enjoying host to Ohio State, No. 24 within the AVCA high 25. Prime-ranked Wisconsin visits Illinois, No. 2 Nebraska goes to Michigan, No. 16 Minnesota is at Rutgers, AVCA No. 19 Purdue entertains Iowa, Indiana is at Maryland and Michigan State hosts Northwestern.

Within the Large 12, No. 11 BYU travels to Oklahoma. AVCA No. 21 Houston performs at house towards West Virginia and Cincinnati is at Tulane.

The ACC, Pac-12 and SEC are idle.

No. 15 Creighton seems to bounce again in a Large East match at DePaul, and AVCA No. 20 Dayton hosts George Mason once more within the Atlantic 10.

A showdown between the highest two groups within the Southern Convention sees undefeated The Citadel (17-0, 3-0) entertain red-hot Wofford (14-2, 5-0).

4 groups hope for first victories when 0-17 Lamar goes to Nicholls within the Southland, 0-17 St. Peter’s hosts Canisius within the Metro Atlantic, 0-14 Le Moyne is at Saint Francis of Pennsylvania within the Northeast Convention and 0-8 Hampton has a home-court Coastal Athletic match towards Stony Brook.

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Beneath Coach Brent Crouch’s steerage, Auburn (13-3, 3-2 SEC) has risen from the depths of 0-8 through the 2021 COVID season to 13-15 in 2021 to 22-9 final yr, incomes an NCAA Event bid. The season earlier than Crouch arrived on the Plains, the Tigers had been 7-22.

With 4,150 followers on the O’Connell Heart rooting on No. 6 Florida (11-3, 3-2), Auburn hit .387, its second-highest proportion of the season. Madison Scheer cracked with .667 effectivity (14 kills with two errors on 18 makes an attempt) and Akasha Anderson wasn’t far behind at .400 (18 kills, 4 errors, 35 swings).

“Quite a lot of feelings,” Crouch instructed the media. “We felt like we had them final time at house,” in a five-set heartbreaker, 17-15 within the fifth, on September 22, “so I wasn’t stunned we had been capable of compete with them right here.

“As soon as we acquired into that second set, Bel (Zimmerman) went on a extremely good service run and I believed that was actually the story. That they had a tough time dealing with it.”

Zimmerman’s 4 serves set the stage for the Tigers to realize 6-2 separation within the set.

Elsewhere within the SEC, Kentucky (6-7, 1-4) took out host Missouri (10-6, 2-3) in 4 (26-24 within the fourth) earlier than a crowd of two,921. Brooklyn DeLaye recorded 18 kills and 11 digs, and Eleanor Beavin dug 23 balls. … Texas A&M (11-4, 3-2) defeated host Ole Miss (8-8, 2-3) in 4 units. Logan Lednicky was busy for the Aggies, notching 22 kills on 53 swings with 10 errors, whereas including seven blocks and eight digs. … Georgia (10-6, 1-3) swept on the highway towards Mississippi State (8-7, 1-4) as Sophie Fischer collected 16 kills and 6 blocks.

BIG TEN: No. 2 Nebraska (14-0, 5-0) put the hammer down in a 25-11 fourth set to punctuate its victory over Michigan State (11-5, 3-2), a lot to the dismay of a program-record throng of 8,789 on the Spartans’ Breslin Heart. A ten-4 benefit in aces was a key for the Huskers, who acquired two service winners every from Merritt Beason, Lexi Rodriguez (13 digs), Lindsey Krause and Harper Murray (12 kills, seven digs). The Spartans hit simply .088. … No. 14 Penn State (11-3, 5-0) needed to sweat out a five-setter (15-11 within the tiebreaker) earlier than taking down visiting Indiana (12-6, 2-3) earlier than 2,436 at Rec Corridor. The marginal distinction within the match got here in blocks, with the Nittany Lions accumulating 16 (seven by Allie Holland, two solo) to the Hoosiers’ 9. …

Additionally, flying considerably underneath the radar regardless of a stable resume, host Maryland (13-4, 3-2 Large Ten) thrilled a packed home on the 1,676 by defeating No. 16 Minnesota (6-7, 2-3) for the primary time in program historical past. The Terrapins battled from behind to win the fourth set, then went up 8-2 within the tiebreaker earlier than closing it out 15-10. Sam Csire stepped up for the victors with 20 kills, two aces, three blocks and 7 digs. … With a crowd of two,619 cheering on Michigan (3-11, 1-4) on the Crisler Heart, the Wolverines acquired off the schneid within the league and ended a seven-match shedding streak with a four-set victory over Northwestern (7-8, 1-4). Michigan dialed up eight aces, six by Valentina Vaulet, a freshman from Argentina, who added 11 kills. … Ohio State (6-8, 3-2) acquired 20 kills and 12 digs from Emily Londot throughout a four-set triumph at Rutgers (8-7, 0-5).

ACC: Within the first battle among the many league’s huge three, No. 9 Pittsburgh (14-2, 5-0) dropped the primary two units to No. 12 Georgia Tech (13-2, 4-1), however rolled within the subsequent three by a mixed 65-40 margin, Supported by 2,204 followers at their Fitzgerald Area Home, the Panthers swatted the Yellow Jackets behind Olivia Babcock’s 19 kills on .368 hitting, three aces and 6 blocks. Setter Rachel Fairbanks contributed 5 kills, 42 assists, two aces and eight digs. Tamara Otene ripped 23 kills and made 13 digs for Georgia Tech. … No. 7 Louisville (13-2, 4-1) rebounded from its loss at NC State with a four-set overcome host North Carolina (7-7, 1-4) earlier than 1,175 at Carmichael Enviornment. Elena Scott keyed the Cardinals’ protection with 19 digs. …

In different ACC matches, host Miami (11-5, 4-2) took each different set in a tense five-setter towards NC State (13-3, 3-2), successful the tiebreaker 16-14 after trailing 14-8. Setter Savannah York keyed the Hurricanes’ effort with 5 kills on .500 hitting, 51 assists, two aces and 9 digs, and Flormarie Heredia Colon had 25 kills and 11 digs. The Wolfpack’s Ava Brizard put down 19 kills. … Duke (11-5, 2-3) gained in 4 over Notre Dame (8-5, 2-3) earlier than 2,296 at its Cameron Indoor Stadium, with Gracie Johnson logging 19 children and 13 digs. … Wake Forest (12-4, 3-2) prevailed on the highway towards Boston School (12-7, 1-4) in 4. Libero Emma Farrell made 24 digs and dished out 9 assists. … Visiting Clemson (11-6, 2-3) defeated Virginia (8-7, 1-4) in 4. The primary three had been tight, however the Tigers claimed the fourth by 13. … Virginia Tech (11-5, 1-4) loved a lopsided sweep at Syracuse (2-13, 0-5).

PAC-12: No. 3 Stanford (12-2, 5-0) needed to work 4 units to dispatch inury-depleted Washington (10-6, 1-4) earlier than a crowd of three,740 in Alaska Airways Enviornment. Hitting at a sturdy .402 clip, the visiting Cardinals had been led by Kendall Kipp’s .514 (21 kills with three errors on 35 swings). Ella Rubin chipped in 12 kills and 10 digs. …  No. 4 Washington State (15-1, 5-0) outscored visiting Cal (12-4, 1-4) 75-50 over three units, a lot to the pleasure of 1,751 at Bohler Fitness center. The Cougars hit .417 and cranked eight aces. Center hitter Magda Jehlarova picked up 10 kills on .500 hitting and 4 service winners. … A balanced assault with three hitters in double-digit kills, paced by Gabby Gonzales’ 13, propelled No. 5 Oregon (14-2, 4-1) in a sweep at Colorado (9-7, 1-4). The Geese’ Kara McGhee was the image of near-perfection with 10 kills on 11 errorless swings, together with 6 blocks (one solo). …

Additionally, Arizona State (16-1, 4-1 Pac-12) and USC (10-5, 4-1) battled over 5 units earlier than 1,837 followers at Desert Monetary Enviornment in Tempe. The Solar Devils constructed a 9-5 benefit within the tiebreaker on a three-point serving run by Geli Cyr and went on to win 15-9. That snapped a nine-match successful streak by the visiting Trojans. … Utah (8-7, 3-2) rewarded 1,958 on the Huntsman Heart with a block social gathering throughout a four-set overcome visiting Oregon State (5-10, 0-5). The Utes acquired 16 rejections, led by Allie Olsen with seven block assists and a solo. … Arizona (6-10, 1-4) handled its 2,811 followers on the McKale Heart to a victory in 4 over UCLA (9-8, 1-4), its first win over the Bruins since 2018. Jaelyn Hodge was the highest Wildcat with 16 kills and three aces.

BIG 12: No. 8 Texas (11-3, 6-0) despatched 4,338 followers at Gregory Fitness center house proud of a workmanlike sweep of Kansas (12-4, 3-3). Madison Skinner placed on a present with 22 kills on .514 effectivity. The Longhorns restricted the visiting Jayhawks to .120 hitting … Host Baylor (8-7, 2-3) bounced again to earn a break up of its back-to-backs towards Kansas State (9-6, 3-3), successful in 4. The Bears offset 21 kills from the Wildcats’ Aliyah Carter by getting 15 kills and three aces from Elise McGhee and 14 kills and 4 blocks from Manuela Bibinbe. … Behind 15 kills by Nayela Gonzalez and in entrance of a crowd of two,581, Iowa State (13-3, 4-1) swept visiting Texas Tech (8-10, 1-5). … Cincinnati (9-5, 2-2) pulled a gentle upset at TCU (10-6, 3-2) earlier than 1,326, successful in 5 (16-14 within the fifth). The Bearcats’ Zeta Washington posted 19 kills and 4 blocks (three solo), whereas the Horned Frogs’ Melanie Para had 23 kills and 14 digs. … Host Houston (8-5, 1-3) swept West Virginia (7-10, 0-4).

Across the nation

Marquette (10-7, 6-0 Large East) held on to first-place within the league standings whereas knocking off No. 15 Creighton (12-4, 3-2) in three pretty tight units, delighting a crowd of two,209 at its Al McGuire Heart. Aubrey Hamilton cranked 13 kills with an ace and two solo blocks, whereas Ella Foti had 12 digs and two service winners. … Additionally within the Large East, regardless of 23 kills and 7 digs by Mary Grace Goyena, host Georgetown (11-6, 2-3) fell in a reverse sweep (15-10 within the fifth) to Windfall (7-10, 1-4) …

Surging Dayton (17-2, 6-0 Atlantic 10) pushed its successful streak to 12 in a non-threatening home-court sweep of George Mason (6-12, 2-4). The Flyers racked up 10 service winners, three every by Lexie Almadovar and Karissa Kaminski (13 digs) …

Behind a monster .722 hitting efficiency from center Sophie Davis (13-for-18, no errors), visiting James Madison (12-4, 5-0) remained excellent within the Solar Belt with a lopsided sweep of Outdated Dominion (9-10, 1-4). … Japanese Illinois continued its roll, enhancing to 16-1 and 6-0 within the Ohio Valley with a three-set blitzing over visiting Morehead State (8-10, 1-5). Natalie Mitchum led the Panthers with 11 kills on 19 errorless swings and 4 blocks. … Wofford (14-2, 5-0 SoCon) will take the momentum of a 10-match successful streak into its huge tussle with The Citadel after topping host  UNC Greensboro (1-16, 0-6) in 4 units. Libero Abbey Richman notched 16 digs and 4 assists. …

Northern Iowa (11-6, 5-0 Missouri Valley) pushed its successful streak to 6 and stayed clear within the Valley with a highway sweep of Evansville (6-10, 1-4). Emily Holterhaus had 18 kills with one error on 24 makes an attempt (.708) and including 4 blocks. … Drake (11-6, 4-1) remained a sport again within the MVC with a three-set rating over host Indiana State (2-13, 0-5). The Bulldogs copped the primary two units by a mixed 50-27 margin, however the third went to 33-31.  … Host Illinois-Chicago (13-6, 4-2 MVC) restricted Bradley (7-11, 0-5) to .100 hitting in a decisive sweep, getting 10 kills on .563 hitting from Egyptian nationwide Ayat Amin. …

The division leaders within the American Athletic took highway victories. East pacesetter South Florida (11-6, 5-1) swept Texas-San Antonio and West chief Rice (12-4, 6-0) gained in 4 over Memphis. … Yale (9-3) moved to 4-0 within the Ivy League with a four-set victory at Cornell. … Two of the three groups a sport behind UC Santa Barbara within the Large West race stored tempo. Hawai’i (11-5, 4-1) blew away Cal State Fullerton in three earlier than 5,785 in Honolulu’s Stan Sheriff Heart. Lengthy Seashore State (10-5, 4-1) prevailed in 5 units over host Cal State Bakersfield, 15-9 within the tiebreaker.

All eyes are on Washington libero Grace Zilbert as she digs towards Stanford/Stephen Burns photograph



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