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UCLA women’s volleyball defeats Illinois for team’s fourth national title

UCLA women’s volleyball defeats Illinois for team’s fourth national title

Playing in their first championship game in almost 20 years, the UCLA women’s volleyball team made sure not to let the opportunity pass them by. UCLA emerged victorious over Illinois in four sets to win the team’s fourth NCAA title and the school’s 108th.

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Penn State volleyball’s reign could be at its end

The cracks of Penn State’s dynasty were starting to show — perhaps even before this season began. A 102-match winning streak and three consecutive national championships were irrelevant for the Nittany Lions’ women’s volleyball team in its hope to repeat in 2010.

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Oklahoma U. volleyball hosts high-ranked Huskers for last time

Even though Oklahoma U. got dismantled 3-0 last Saturday at Iowa State, its first top-10 competition of the year, the team is still off to a solid start. Prior to losing to the Cyclones, the Sooners had won six straight games.

However, tonight’s opponent is the toughest the team may face all year: No. 3 Nebraska.

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SMC Volleyball: Belles look to reverse losing skid

The Belles hope to turn the tide and claim victory against MIAA foe Trine Tuesday after a week-long losing streak.

Saint Mary’s (3-11) has lost five straight matches with its last win Sept. 18 at the Manchester Invitational tournament, and recently suffered a 3-0 loss to Alma on Friday and a 3-1 loss to Adrian on Saturday.

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Werth continues stellar play during sophomore season

Hannah Werth has got it.

Call it confidence, swagger or simply attitude, but whatever it is, the sophomore from Springfield, Ill., has it.

From painting her nails “fun colors” to embracing her new on-court eyewear, Werth is comfortable with her place on the Nebraska volleyball team.

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SMC Volleyball: Belles split four weekend matches

Saint Mary’s broke even this weekend at the Manchester Invitational, winning a pair of opening matches on Saturday before losing the final two matches on Sunday.

The Belles (3-8) beat Franklin College, 3-1 (26-24, 25-10, 22-25, 25-19), to open the tournament. victory for Saint Mary’s (3-8). Sophomore Autumn Nelson led the team with 15 kills, while contributing five digs and two service aces. Sophomore Stephanie Bodien added eight kills, five digs and four aces. Freshman Hailee Leitz served a team-high eight aces.

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Offense dominates in Nebraska U. volleyball victory over Colorado U.

If Hannah Werth keeps hitting the way she has been, maybe her new style will catch on with Cornhusker fans.

Werth, who recently started wearing custom-fitted maroon glasses for an eye problem, hit lights out as the Huskers’ defense helped Nebraska U. stomp Colorado, 25-13, 25-7, 25-17, in the Huskers’ conference home opener.

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Husker volleyball’s Delano, Banwarth earn Big 12 player of the week honors

Two stars for the Nebraska U. volleyball team were rewarded for the Cornhuskers’ thrilling, come-from-behind win over then-No. 3 Illinois on Saturday, as Brooke Delano and Kayla Banwarth each earned conference player of the week honors.

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Record-long winning streak snapped

It’s over. The No. 1 Penn State women’s volleyball team had it’s 109-match winning streak snapped Saturday night, as the Nittany Lions were dispatched by Stanford 3-0 (28-26, 25-12, 25-18) in the finals of the Nike Big Four Classic in Gainesville, Fla.

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Volleyball looks to build unity in second straight road game

Fresh off a trip to Illinois, the Utah volleyball team prepares for yet another road tournament.

The Utes will compete in Missouri State’s Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational in Springfield, Mo., this weekend.

Utah will open the tournament at 3:30 p.m. Friday against the Oklahoma Sooners.

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