December 01, 2018
The first and second rounds of both the NIVC Tournament and the NCAA Championship concluded with Iowa State and Texas advancing in their respective tournaments.
The No. 5 seeded Longhorns captured their 12th-straight win, advancing to the NCAA Regional Semifinals for the 13th-straight time, 31st overall. Anchored by Yassmeen Bedart-Ghani’s eight kills and match-high .636 hitting percentage and Logan Eggleston’s career-high .606 hitting clip, UT swept Texas State.
Baylor concluded its season in the NCAA Second Round for the third-straight year after a five-set drop to host-school and No. 15 seeded Oregon. Senior Aniah Philo capped off her night with a double-double (10 kills, 12 digs). Philo owns the program-most double-doubles in the NCAA Championship with three.
Iowa State earned its sixth-straight win after a three-set home victory over Bradley. With the win, the Cyclones solidified a spot in the NIVC Tournament Quarterfinals to face North Texas on Wednesday, December 5.
Texas will face the winner of No. 12 seeded Pittsburgh/Michigan and wait out the result of No. 4 seeded BYU/Utah to declare the host-site for the NCAA Championship Regional Round.