Tuesday, 26 September 2023

International Volleyball

Purdue tops UK in 5; Florida, Nebraska, Stanford, Oregon, GT win

Purdue tops UK in 5; Florida, Nebraska, Stanford, Oregon, GT win

Seton Hall’s Taylor Jakubowski tries to block Hofstra’s Clara Bal/Hofstra photo

Purdue should be used to going five sets. The No. 20 Boilermakers did it again Saturday and beat visiting No. 19 Kentucky 25-23, 19-25, 25-22, 12-25, 18-16 to improve to 5-2 and 3-1 in five-setters.

There were 12 matches Saturday involving AVCA ranked teams in NCAA Division I women’s volleyball and that was the only one in which a lower ranked team won.

At Stanford, the No. 5 Cardinal beat No. 10 Minnesota in four after No. 6 Oregon did the same to No. 15 Ohio State.

Third-ranked Florida, No. 4 Nebraska and No. 11 Georgia Tech all swept.

The recaps and top performances follow, but first a look at Sunday’s schedule that includes No. 2 Louisville playing host to No. 12 Penn State.

Georgia Tech puts its 6-0 record against Florida A&M, ninth-ranked Pittsburgh plays Loyola Chicago, No. 14 Baylor plays Pacific, No. 16 Creighton plays Iowa State and No. 18 Tennessee plays No. 24 Marquette.

Other matches Sunday include Western Michigan (8-1) vs. Kennesaw State (6-2), Virginia (5-2) against UMBC (5-2), Mississippi State (5-2) vs. Wake Forest (6-2) and UCLA (6-1) at Hawai’i (5-2).

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AVCA top 25

Purdue got a career-high 24 kills from freshman Chloe Chicoine, who hit .375 and had an ace and five digs. Eva Hudson had 12 kills, three blocks and five digs. Taylor Anderson had two kills, 46 assists, four blocks and 12 digs. Her team hit .218. Kentucky of the SEC (2-4) had five players with 10 or more kills, 16 by Megan Wilson, who had three blocks and four digs. Reagan Rutherford had 14 kills, four blocks and eight digs. Emma Grome had three kills, 56 assists, an ace, a block and six digs. Her team hit .258 … 

Florida (7-0) swept Winthrop (0-9) as AC Fitzpatrick had 11 kills and two blocks and Kennedy Martin had 10 kills and five blocks … Nebraska (7-0) hit .393 and swept Long Beach State (3-4), which hit .055. Harper Murray had 10 kills, an assist, three aces, three blocks and three digs … Georgia Tech (6-0) swept Stetson at Florida A&M with 53 kills compared to 19 by the Hatters. Larissa Mendes led with 14 kills and had one error in 21 attacks …

Stanford (6-1) hit .304 against Minnesota. Elia Rubin led with 17 kills, three assists, three aces, three blocks and 11 digs. Kendall Kipp…

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