Women’s volleyball: Georgia Tech Classic and Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge
The GIST: NCAA volleyball isn’t holding back. In a sport so flush with talent that upsets are the name of the game, this weekend lived up to the hype. Grab a fork, because we have a whole stack of pancakes for you.
The devil went down to Georgia (Tech): The No. 10 BYU Cougars had their losing streak extended to three matches after both the No. 5 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes swept the Cougars 3–0 at this weekend’s Georgia Tech Classic. Karma’s a you-know-what.
- Yesterday, the Buckeyes tied a bow on their weekend by stinging the Yellow Jackets 3–1, netting their third top-10 win in a row after a rough 0-3 start to the season.
Meanwhile in Minneapolis: How do you respond to losing to a lower-ranked team? Well, if you’re the No. 11 Stanford Cardinal, you dethrone the No. 3 Minnesota Gophers. After dropping Friday’s match 3–2 to No. 20 Penn State, Stanford rallied to a 3–1 dub on the Gophers’ home court on Saturday.
- Opposite Kendall Kipp led the Cardinal with 17 kills, six digs, three blocks and an ace. Damn.
- See if Stanford can continue their revenge tour tomorrow when they face No. 2 Nebraska in the cornfield at 8 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network. Can’t imagine a more beautiful thing.