The action begins with doubleheaders on Friday, Aug. Ranked No. Also rounding out last season in the top 25, No. Each Pac university will appear on Pac Networks at least 11 times in
The Hawkeyes defeated Stony Brook in four sets Friday night, then began the morning with a sweep of No. They closed out the James Madison Tournament with a sweep of the host team.
Iowa held WSU to just a. Iowa dominated the kills, putting down 46 compared to the Cougars' Pin hitters Meghan Buzzerio and Griere Hughes each had a dozen kills in the sweep.
Hughes hit. Libero Halle Johnston also had 21 digs in the match. The team is hitting. The serving game will be important as Iowa has 15 aces to 30 errors while allowing 18 aces with opponents just giving up 20 errors.
Iowa is also averaging more than two blocks per set. The home-and-home set up saw Illinois enter Knoxville to start the season rally from down two sets to none and win the match in a long fifth set. Tennessee took the first two sets , , then surrendered a third set, fourth and the final fifth.
The Illini hit. Outside hitter Jacqueline Quade put up an astonishing 31 kills in the effort, hitting.
In the second installment, Tennessee looked to return the favor after falling down two sets to none. After securing sets three and four, Tennessee dropped the fifth Quade was the star again, this time with 21 kills, nearly twice as many as any other player.
Ashlyn Fleming had 12 kills and nine blocks in the match, while Illinois hit. The Buffs have never played the Hawkeyes at home.
Colorado is against the Illini all-time, including in the past four times. Last season Illinois swept CU is Seattle, but the two seasons before that saw CU win a pair of five-set matches, one in Boulder and one on the road in Champaign.