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Louisville stays excellent; USC upsets UCLA; Boise St. is NCAA-bound; Wisconsin, UK win

Wisconsin receives its trophy for clinching a share of the Massive Ten title/ Michael Gomez photograph

Fridays have hardly ever lacked for pleasure throughout this NCAA Division I ladies’s volleyball season.

One other Friday, and:

— No. 1 Louisville misplaced the primary set after which beat Notre Dame in 4 to complete the common season unbeaten;

— USC upset No. 13 UCLA and have become eligible for an at-large NCAA Event bid;

— Boise State, the sixth seed, gained the Mountain West event and this system’s first NCAA bid;

— No. 5 Wisconsin misplaced the primary set after which beat Nebraska in 4 to interrupt a tie with the Huskers and declare a share of the Massive Ten title;

— No. 8 Kentucky swept Florida and clinched at the least a share of the SEC title;

— No. 12 Washington didn’t play and clinched at the least a share of the PAC-12 title;

— Hawai’i beat CSUN and gained the Massive West title;

— UCF, which had already gained the American Athletic, went down 0-2 and pulled the reverse sweep at Houston.

All of the recaps and highlights comply with, however first a have a look at Saturday’s schedule because the common season ends in anticipation of Sunday’s NCAA Event bracket announcement.

Three extra computerized NCAA bids will probably be awarded Saturday: 

— Within the Massive East, No. 22 Creighton performs Marquette. 

— Within the Missouri Valley, Loyola Chicago performs Illinois State. 

— Within the Summit League, Omaha performs South Dakota.

The Massive Ten title will belong to Wisconsin if it beats visiting Indiana. Sixth-ranked Purdue, a recreation again and tied with Nebraska, performs host to to the Huskers. No. 10 Minnesota goes to Maryland, No. 15 Penn State is house for Iowa, and Northwestern goes to Michigan State. 

Washington, now a recreation up on UCLA within the loss column, can win the PAC-12 title if it beats visiting No. 21 Washington State. No. 18 Stanford goes to Cal, No. 19 Utah is house for Colorado, and Arizona State is at Arizona.

Within the SEC, No. 20 Florida will get one other crack at Kentucky, which wins the title with one other victory. Ought to UK lose, it’s going to tie with Mississippi State. Additionally, LSU performs at Georgia, Ole Miss is at Alabama, and Missouri is at Texas A&M.

The Massive 12 finishes with No. 2 Texas at Texas Tech, West Virginia at TCU, and Kansas at Kansas State.

Within the ACC, Clemson performs at NC State.

There are 5 Massive West matches, together with league-leader Hawai’i enjoying host to UC Santa Barbara. 

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PAC-12 — Earlier this week, USC gained a match it added to the schedule, beating Ivy League-champion Brown. On Friday, the Trojans knocked off visiting UCLA  22-25, 25-16, 21-25, 25-20, 15-10 to even their information at 15-15 total and 10-10 within the PAC-12. The end result might need knocked the Bruins (23-5, 16-4) out of competition for a top-16 seed. It additionally left USC eligible, however a protracted shot, for an NCAA bid. Within the final NCAA RPI, UCLA was No. 10 and USC 63.

Paige Hammons, the Florida graduate switch who had 48 kills this season getting into the sport, had 16 kills, two blocks, and 11 digs. Brooke Botkin had 16 kills, three of her workforce’s 14 aces, a block, and 11 digs. Emilia Weske had 13 kills, two assists, 4 aces, 9 digs, and 7 blocks. Sabrina Smith had eight blocks, one solo, and Shannon Scully had 21 digs, 4 assists, and two aces. Mia Tuaniga had a kill, 43 assists, two aces, a block, and 11 digs. 

UCLA’s Mac Might led with 21 kills, two assists, three aces, 19 digs, and 4 blocks, two solo …

No. 19 Oregon (22-8, 13-7) put an finish to a dismal season for Oregon State (5-25, 3-17) because the Geese hit .350 in a 25-16, 25-16, 25-19 highway victory. Karson Bacon had 12 kills with one error in 17 assaults and 4 blocks, one solo. Brooke Nuneviller had 12 kills, an help, an ace, 11 digs, and two blocks, one solo.

Grace Loberg of Wisconsin blasts via the Nebraska block of Lauren Stivrins and Whitney Lauenstein/Michael Gomez photograph

BIG TEN — Wisconsin (24-3, 14-4) bolstered its case for a top-four NCAA seed with its 14-25, 25-23, 26-24, 25-18 win over visiting Nebraska (20-7, 14-4). Dana Rettke led with 18 kills, hit .484 and had seven blocks. Grace Loberg had 14 kills and three blocks, and Devyn Robinson had 10 kills, seven blocks, and two digs. Wisconsin had a 14-10 blocks benefit. Sydney Hilley had two kills in 4 errorless tries, 48 assists, an ace, 4 blocks, and 11 digs. Her workforce hit .225. Lauren Barnes had 22 digs and three assists. Giorgia Civita had three aces.

It marked the third B1G title in a row and eighth total for Wisconsin

Nebraska, which hit .168, received 15 kills from Madi Kubik, who had an ace, two blocks, and eight digs. Lauren Stivrins had 9 kills with one error in 19 assaults, an help, 4 blocks, and two digs. Nicklin Hames had two kills, 36 assists, an ace, a block, and eight digs … 

Purdue (23-5, 15-4) beat visiting Indiana (10-21, 4-15) 25-13, 21-25, 25-14, 25-20 as Grace Cleveland had 18 kills with no errors in 32 assaults, two assists, 5 blocks and 7 digs. Caitlyn Newton had 17 kills, an ace, 4 blocks, and 10 digs. Jael Johnson had six kills, hit .400, and had 9 blocks, one solo. Hayley Bush had two kills in 5 errorless tries, 45 assists, an ace, three blocks, and 10 digs … 

No. 9 Ohio State (25-5, 15-5) swept at Maryland (19-12, 7-12), hitting .355 and successful 25-19, 25-23, 25-18. Gabby Gonzales had 16 kills … 

No. 10 Minnesota (18-8, 13-5, 20 RPI) gained 27-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-18 at No. 15 Penn State (19-10, 12-7, 27 RPI), most likely knocking the Nittany Lions out of top-16 consideration. Stephanie Samedy had 16 kills, an help, an ace, two blocks, and 13 digs. Airi Miyabe and Jenna Wenaas had 12 kills apiece. Melani Shaffmaster had two kills, 49 assists, an ace, two blocks, and 15 digs. Her workforce hit .184. Kaitlyn Hord led Penn State, which hit .144, with 12 kills and one error in 28 assaults to hit .393, She added 11 digs, one solo. Adanna Rollins had seven kills, 16 digs, and 6 blocks in opposition to her outdated workforce. Gabby Blossom had a kill, 41 assists, two aces, a block, and 10 digs … 

No. 23 Illinois (20-11, 12-8) gained 25-18, 25-12, 25-16 at Michigan State (11-17, 4-15) because the Illini hit .333. Jessie Nunge led with 10 kills … 

Michigan (18-11, 11-9, 37 RPI) beat visiting Northwestern (11-19, 6-13) 22-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-18 and hopes to get a bid on Sunday. Paige Jones led with 18 kills, an help, two aces, seven digs, and Jess Mruzik had 15 kills, hit .355, and had an help, two aces, six digs, and three blocks, two solo. Temi Thomas-Ailara had 20 kills for Northwestern and hit .368 to go along with two blocks and 4 assists … Courtney Buzzerio had 18 kills, an help, 5 aces, 4 blocks, and eight digs as Iowa (6-23, 4-15) gained in 4 at Rutgers (8-21, 0-20).

SEC — Kentucky (23-4, 16-1) overpowered visiting Florida (20-7, 14-3) as Alli Stumler had 18 kills in a 25-22, 25-22, 25-20 victory. This system’s fifth SEC title in a row additionally coincided with Coach Craig Skinner’s four-hundredth victory.

Stumler hit .333 and had a block and 6 digs. Madi Skinner had 12 kills and a block, and Azhani Tealer had eight kills, hit .333 and had 4 blocks. Emma Grome had two kills in as many tries, 36 assists, two aces, a block, and eight digs.

T’Ara Ceasar had 14 kills for Florida whereas hitting .387 to go along with an ace, three blocks, and 5 digs. Marlie Monserez had two kills, 30 assists, a block, and 4 digs … 

Mississippi State (25-5, 16-2) can tie for the title if Florida beats UK, however State misplaced each its matches to Kentucky this season. The Bulldogs beat visiting Auburn (13-15, 5-13) 25-23, 25-23, 28-26, getting back from a 23-20 deficit within the third. Lauren Myrick led State with 18 kills whereas hitting .361 and had an help and 11 digs. Gabby Waden had 10 kills, two blocks, and 4 digs. Auburn’s Rebekah Rath had 12 kills, three blocks, and 4 digs … 

In a match of NCAA hopefuls, Arkansas (19-10, 10-8, 46 RPI) swept at South Carolina (14-14, 6-12, 38 RPI). Jillian Gillen had 15 kills, 4 aces, 9 digs, and three blocks within the 32-30, 25-15, 26-24 victory. South Carolina’s Kyla Manning had 18 kills, 11 digs, and three blocks, one solo … 

Taylor Bannister had 22 kills and hit .474 with an ace, a dig and 4 blocks as LSU (13-13, 9-8) gained in 4 at Georgia (11-17, 7-10). Additionally, Ole Miss (20-8, 9-8) swept at Alabama (10-19, 2-15) , and Texas A&M (13-14, 6-11) beat visiting Missouri (5-25, 2-15) in 4. Texas A&M (49 RPI) should beat Mizzou once more to have any likelihood of being at-large eligible.

ACC — Louisville (28-0, 18-0) misplaced the primary set, then got here again in a giant solution to beat visiting Notre Dame 24-26, 25-13, 25-23, 25-13. 

Anna DeBeer led the Cardinals with 16 kills, an help, two aces, and 14 digs. Claire Chaussee had 13 kills, hit .400, and had an ace, a block, and a dig. Tori Dilfer had 5 kills in eight errorless tries, 42 assists, 4 digs, and 4 blocks, one solo. 

Notre Dame (13-15, 10-8) wanted the upset to complete .500. Caroline Meuth and Aubrey Hamilton had 12 kills every for Notre Dame, which once more performed with out injured Charley Niego, its second-leading attacker. 

Louisville will nearly actually be the No. 1 seed within the NCAA Event and making an attempt to be the primary workforce since 2009 to get via unscathed. The final workforce to complete unbeaten was Penn State, at 38-0 … 

No 14 Georgia Tech (23-5, 14-4, 6 RPI) dealt Florida State (19-9, 11-7, 14 RPI) its third loss in a row, sweeping 25-22, 25-14, 25-11. GT, which hit .333, received 15 kills from Julia Bergmann, who hit .440, and 14 from Bianca Bertolino, who hit .480. Breland Morrissette had 9 kills with no errors in 10 assaults. FSU hit .052 … 

Mabrey Shaffmaster had 27 kills, hit .375, and had eight digs as North Carolina (21-8, 10-8, 29 RPI) did nothing to harm its NCAA possibilities with a five-set win at Duke (16-13, 7-11). Meghan Neelon had a kill, 53 assists, an ace, two blocks, and 20 digs. Duke’s Gracie Johnson had 23 kills, an help, two aces, two blocks, and 14 digs … 

Virginia Tech (12-18, 3-15) beat visiting Wake Forest (15-14, 6-12) in 4, and Boston School (16-16, 6-12) beat visiting Virginia (8-20, 1-17) in 5. 

BIG 12 — Texas (23-1, 14-1) hit .328 and gained at Texas Tech (17-11, 7-8) 25-17, 22-25, 25-16, 15-17. Logan Eggleston led with 19 kills, hit .395 and added an help, two aces, 9 digs, and 4 blocks, one solo … 

In a match between NCAA hopefuls, Kansas (15-11, 7-8, 39 RPI) gained at Kansas State (15-11, 6-9, 35 RPI). Caroline Bien had 14 kills within the 25-22, 21-25, 25-23, 25-14 victory. Aliyah Carter had 16 kills for KSU … West Virginia (18-9, 7-8, 41 RPI) gained 25-10, 25-23, 25-20 at TCU (8-17, 2-13). Adrian Ell led a balanced assault with 11 kills, three blocks, and 10 digs.

MOUNTAIN WEST — Boise State (24-10), the sixth seed, capped a three-day run of upsets with a 19-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-15 victory over host UNLV (23-9) for the primary title — and NCAA bid — in program historical past. Paige Bartsch led with 14 kills, an ace, 9 digs, and three blocks, one solo. Lauren Ohlinger had 12 kills, an help, 11 digs, and three blocks, two solo. Danielle Boss had 5 kills in 18 errorless makes an attempt, 40 assists, an ace, and 10 digs. 

UNLV’s Mariena Hayden had 14 kills, a block, and 13 digs.

MISSOURI VALLEY — Loyola (22-9) will play Illinois State (18-13) for the title. They cut up their two matches this season.

Loyola received previous Valparaiso (22-9) 23-25, 25-19, 26-24, 18-25, 15-13 as seven gamers had seven or extra kills. Taylor Venuto had 13 kills, an help, 4 digs, and 6 blocks, two solo. Grace Hinchman had 26 digs and 4 assists. Valpo’s Maddy Boyer had 15 kills, 5 blocks, and 5 digs …

Illinois State swept Indiana State (18-12) as Tamara Otene had 14 kills and hit .321 within the 25-18, 25-15, 25-20 victory. Otene added an help, an ace, two blocks, and 5 digs. Nicole Lund had seven kills with one error in 9 swings and 10 blocks.

SUMMIT LEAGUE — Omaha (20-9) will play South Dakota (19-9) for the title. Within the common season, every beat the opposite on the highway — South Dakota gained first in 5; Omaha gained the rematch in 4. 

Sadie Limback had 21 kills and Marriah Buss 20 as Omaha beat Oral Roberts (18-11) 25-15, 25-20, 27-29, 25-15. Omaha, which hit .348, noticed Limback hit .459 and get two blocks and 18 digs. Sami Clarkson had two kills, 61 assists, two aces, two blocks, and three digs …

South Dakota received all it may deal with from South Dakota State (19-12) in its 20-25, 25-18, 25-20, 24-26, 18-16 victory. Elizabeth Juhnke led with 23 kills, an help, an ace, three solo blocks, and 19 digs. Madison Harms had 15 kills whereas hitting .481 and three blocks, one solo. Madison Jurgens had a kill, 59 assists, an ace, a block, and 11 digs. 

SDSU’s Crystal Burk had 19 kills, an help, two blocks, and 17 digs. Chloe Stitt had 16 kills, an ace, and 14 digs, and Tatum Pickar had 20 digs, 4 assists, and 4 aces.

BIG EAST — As anticipated, Creighton (29-3) performs Marquette (26-4), though the loser will get an at-large bid. Creighton gained each earlier conferences in 4.

Creighton ousted DePaul (19-2) 25-16, 25-15, 25-18. Norah Sis had 15 kills, hit .448, and added three blocks and 5 digs. Kendra Wait had six kills with one error in 10 tries, 28 assists, an ace, 5 digs, and 5 blocks, one solo …

Marquette beat UConn (21-10) 25-14, 25-18, 25-13 as six gamers had 5 or extra kills. Taylor Wolf had eight kills, 15 assists, three blocks, and 11 digs. 

AROUND THE NATION — Hawai’i (21-6, 18-1) gained the Massive West title with a four-set win over visiting CSUN. Amber Igiede led with 16 kills, hit .382 and had an help, six digs, and three blocks, one solo. Kate Lang had 4 kills, 43 assists, an ace, a block, and 11 digs … Additionally within the Massive West, CSU Bakersfield beat UC San Diego in 4, however UCSD’s Ava McInnes had 23 kills, 4 aces, a solo block and two digs … 

McKenna Melville had 24 kills, an help, 15 digs, and eight blocks, two solo, as UCF (26-6, 19-1) received out of Houston with an 18-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-8, 15-8 American Athletic victory. Houston (25-7, 15-5, 51 RPI) received 18 kills from Abbie Jackson … Additionally within the AAC, Cincinnati (19-9, 4-6, 48 RPI) stored its hopes alive with a sweep at Temple.

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