Men’s volleyball match results from Friday

Check out the match results for every Division I-II men’s volleyball team that was in action Friday.


MPSF MATCHES
No. 3 UCLA def. No. 4 BYU 29-27, 25-16, 22-25, 18-25, 20-18
No. 5 Stanford def. No. 10 Long Beach State 25-13, 25-16, 25-18
Cal State Northridge def. Pacific 22-25, 25-18, 26-24, 22-25, 15-13
UC Santa Barbara def. Hawai’i 25-21, 25-13, 28-26

EIVA MATCHES
No. 6 Penn State def. Sacred Heart 25-19, 25-22, 25-15
Harvard def. St. Francis 25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 26-24
George Mason def. NJIT 25-16, 25-17, 25-21

MIVA MATCHES
No. 8 Ohio State def. Grand Canyon 25-16, 22-25, 25-19, 25-18
No. 9 Lewis def. Ball State 28-30, 25-20, 25-20, 25-20

NON-CONFERENCE MATCHES
Princeton def. NYU 25-18, 25-21, 20-25, 17-25, 15-11

6 Replies to “Men’s volleyball match results from Friday”

  1. I understand why Al Scates (or any coach) would be upset and protest the ace call in the BYU-UCLA match. The referee should have let Scates vent briefly, and then gently but firmly reaffirmed the call.

  2. UCLA athletics was embarassed by the behavior of their coach and players at the end of the match. Al Scates used undue influence on the referees (not permitted in the official rule book) and all of the UCLA players addressed the referree (also not permitted in the rule book) to change a call once the game had ended (also not permitted in the rule book). The only way for UCLA to protest the end of the game was for the game captain to file a protest on the official score sheet. not for the entire UCLA team and coaching staff to berate the officials for 10 minutes until they were bullied into replaying the final point. Al Scates has had a legendary career and has tarnished what should be a celebration of his final matches on the UCLA campus. At the very least the match result should be thrown out. If USA Volleyball wants to restore order, they need to reverse the result to its correct final of BYU winning 3-2, Censure Al Scates and fine UCLA for allowing referee intimidation.

  3. Kevin Sagers has the best argument I’ve heard so far:

    “The ref stepping down off the stand signifies that the match is over. Conversations cease at that point. The fact that the ref called the game back on can’t be allowed in the rule book. And if UCLA makes the argument that the game wasn’t over, Al Scates was on the court during the game, and that’s a yellow card, point BYU. Game over.”

  4. BYU got robbed, plain and simple. It is complete garbage to have the game be finished and then reverse the call because one team can’t handle it. Al Scates is obviously a legendary coach, but he is also a legendary jerk.

  5. @Vinnie: I am really confused about what happened in game five of the BYU @ UCLA game. I watched it online and I can’t understand how the officiating governing bodies would allow that to be a valid conclusion to a game. Could you discuss/cover this on the blog? Coaches arguing with referees for 10 minutes after they’ve called the game over cannot lead to a replay of the point. That was the most absurd conclusion to a major sporting event that I’ve seen since The Play, when Cal beat Stanford in NCAA football with the band on the field.

    1. BC, I was watching the same thing and confused as well. Working on getting interviews with people to get a better clarification. When I get it, I will definitely pass it along.

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