Top 10 Roundup
Indiana takes down No. 10 Mich. State; Texas sweeps
No. 1 Texas 3, Kansas State 0
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Top-ranked Texas outhit Kansas State .345-.050 on Saturday evening at Ahearn Field House en route to sweeping its fourth Big 12 Conference opponent (25-11, 25-18, 25-20) of the season.
The All-American duo of Bailey Webster and Haley Eckerman led the Longhorns' offensive effort with nine kills each as Texas increased its win streak to 11 matches.
Texas has now won the past 20 matches in the all-time series with K-State dating back to Oct. 15, 2003.
No. 2 Penn State 3, Iowa 0
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Second-ranked Penn State (18-2, 9-1) extended its winning streak to nine consecutive matches with a 3-0 sweep (25-8, 25-8, 25-11) against Iowa (18-2, 9-1) on Saturday evening in Rec Hall.
Senior Deja McClendon tallied eight kills, one ace and a matched a season-high mark with four blocks in the Nittany Lion victory. McClendon also tallied 10 digs to eclipse the 1,000 career digs mark. With 1,004 all-time digs and 1,431 career kills, McClendon is now the fifth student-athlete in program history to record more than 1,000 career digs and kills.
Senior Ariel Scott led the offense with 11 kills on 23 swings with just one error for a .435 hitting percentage, adding one dig and three blocks. Senior Katie Slay led the defense with six total blocks, including one solo stuff. Junior Nia Grant chipped in six kills on a squad-best .625 hitting clip, adding one dig and five total blocks. Freshman Kelly Robertson matched a career-high mark with three kills, including the final kill of the match.
Junior Micha Hancock guided the offense to a .458 hitting percentage, distributing 36 assists, while also matching a season-high mark with eight aces. The Nittany Lions held the Hawkeyes to a -.047 hitting clip, marking the second consecutive match PSU has held an opponent to a negative attacking percentage.
UC Davis 3, No. 8 Hawaii 2
DAVIS, Calif. -- Junior Mary Schroeder hit a career-high 17 kills while junior libero Megan Lancaster posted a personal-best 21 digs to lead UC Davis to a five-set upset of eighth-ranked Hawaii in front of a season-high crowd of 1,309 in Big West Conference women's volleyball action at the Pavilion on Saturday night.
The Aggies, scoring their biggest upset in program history, improves to 12-9 for the year and 4-4 in league play. The Rainbow Wahine fall to 16-4 overall and 5-3 in conference, now having lost back-to-back matches in five sets. UH fell to Cal State Northridge earlier in the week.
This is the second time UC Davis has beaten a team ranked in the AVCA coaches' poll. The Aggies previously upset then-No. 23 UC Irvine back on Oct. 30, 2009.
Schroeder, whose previous high was 10 kills, committed just four errors on a career-high 43 swings to finish the night at .302. Freshman defensive specialist Kendall Frisoli recorded 14 digs and five service aces, while fellow first-year player Allie Wegener chippd in another 13 digs. Senior Devon Damelio posted a double-double of 13 kills and 13 digs, sophomore Kaylin Squyres hit 8-2-17 for a .353 average and junior Victoria Lee added 9-2-21 and a .333 rate. At the center of the offense was senior setter Jenny Woolway, who tallied 51 assists.
No. 9 San Diego 3, Pacific 0
STOCKTON, Calif. -- Three Toreros recorded double-digit kills paced by Chloe Ferrari's 12, to help propel ninth-ranked San Diego to a 3-0 win against Pacific.
With the win, the Toreros improve to 17-3 overall, move to 9-2 in the WCC and extend their season-high winning streak to eight. With the loss, the Tigers fall to 11-11 overall and 4-7 in the WCC.
Ferrari led all players with her 12 kills on 17 swings, while only committing two attack errors, to hit for a .588 clip. Both Alaysia Brown and Taylor Hollins recorded 11 kills apiece with Hollins adding in 14 digs to record her fifth double-double of the season. Jianna Bonomi recorded 25 assists and had seven digs, while C'era Oliveira recorded a match-best 18 digs in the win. As a team, USD hit .256.
Indiana 3, No. 10 Michigan State 2
EAST LANSING, Mich. –- Indiana put together an impressive performance on Saturday at Jenison Field House to help them to a 3-2 win against No. 10 Michigan State (25-17, 18-25, 25-20, 21-25, 15-12).
The win brings Indiana to 9-12 on the season and helps Indiana to its first victory in Big Ten play (1-9), while the Spartans fall to 17-5 and 6-4 in conference action.
The Hoosiers had three members reach at least 10 kills in the match with Jordan Haverly paving the way with a season-high 19 on the evening. She reached double-digit kills for the eighth time this season and the third time against Big Ten opponents. Morgan Leach tallied 15 kills in her fifth double-digit effort in the past seven matches, while Amelia Anderson added 10 kills on the attack. Megan Tallman handed out 52 assists, while Taylor Lebo recorded a career-high 17 digs to go along with Caitlin Hansen’s 22 in the contest.
As a team, IU hit .237 with 60 kills on 152 attempts, while the Spartans recorded 55 kills with a .189 clip.