Four of Wednesday's five NCAA women's volleyball ranked matches ended in a sweep
The GIST: It’s spooky season on the court, and the witches brought their brooms. Four of Wednesday’s five ranked matches ended in a 3-0 sweep, with No. 1 Texas, No. 6 Ohio State, No. 11 Georgia Tech and No. 18 Baylor brewing up the dubs. Up next? Four scary-good ranked pairings.
Friday frights: Tonight, the No. 14 Penn State Nittany Lions meet the No. 3 Nebraska Cornhuskers at 8:30 pm. ET. All three of the Lions’ losses this season have come in their last five matches, and it’ll be a tough task to break that pattern against the Huskers, who are hunting for their eighth straight W.
- Also taking the court tonight? No. 16 Marquette — who hasn’t dropped a match since September 2nd — against No. 21 Creighton.
Momentum monsters: Two of the aforementioned sweepers face off tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET. The No. 1 Texas Longhorns head to Waco to try and cast an intrastate spell on the No. 18 Baylor Bears.
- The Longhorns are the lone undefeated squad in the ranks, but the Bears have grit, winning four straight games since their humbling loss to Iowa State on September 28th.
Big Ten boogey(wo)men: The No. 24 Michigan Wolverines have battled four ranked opponents this season, losing three of those matches on home court. The one W? When they visited then–No. 9 Penn State. Michigan will need that out-of-town magic when No. 5 Wisconsin plays host in Madison on Sunday.