Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Check out all the matches today involving NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams and how to follow them live.


No. 3/3 BYU (4-2, 2-2 MPSF) vs. No. 9/9 UC Irvine (2-4, 1-3 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Irvine, California
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets
What to know: Despite it still being the first month of the season, this weekend’s two-match series is a near must-win for both No. 3/3 BYU and No. 9/9 UC Irvine. The defending-MPSF champions Anteaters have lost three of their first four conference matches and are ninth place in the MPSF. In addition, BYU enters this series in seventh place after splitting a two-match road series against No. 2/2 Long Beach State last weekend. This series opener will also feature two of the top offensive players in the nation. UC Irvine All-American outside attacker Tamir Hershko is fourth in the MPSF with a 4.21 kills per game average. Hershko also has at least 15 kills in every conference match so far this season, including a team-high 18 kills in a four-game loss to No. 6/4 Stanford on Saturday. BYU All-American opposite Ben Patch is fifth in the conference averaging 4.10 kills per game. However, Patch was held to less than a .125 attack percentage in both matches against Long Beach State last weekend. Along with the offense, UC Irvine has a combined 59 service errors in conference play and has yet to finish a MPSF match with fewer than 13 service errors.

No. 9 Penn State (4-2, 0-0 EIVA) vs. No. 14 St. Francis (3-3, 0-0 EIVA)
Match vitals:
7:30 p.m. in Loretto, Pennsylvania
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets
What to know: One of the biggest surprises in the first month of the season will now face its biggest challenge of the season as No. 14 St. Francis plays host to No. 9 Penn State. St. Francis after starting the season 0-2 has defeated two nationally ranked teams in the last two weeks, including a five-game victory against No. 15 Ball State on Sunday. The Red Flashes were ranked at No. 14 in the latest national coaches poll — their highest ranking in program history. In addition, outside attacker Jeff Hogan has double-digit kills in three matches this season and led the St. Francis with a season-high 23 kills in an upset victory against Lewis earlier this month. Penn State enters its conference opener on a three-match winning streak. Outside attacker Chris Nugent was also named the National Player of the Week after having a combined 28 kills and more than a .500 attack percentage in sweeps against Ball State and IPFW last week. The Nittany Lions are 36-0 all-time against the Red Flashes.


Belmont Abbey (2-0, 1-0 CC) vs. St. Andrews
Match vitals:
2 p.m. in Belmont, North Carolina
Follow live: Live stats, Online video

No. 14 Ball State (3-3, 0-0 MIVA) vs. NJIT (0-3, 0-0 EIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Newark, New Jersey
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets

George Mason (1-4, 1-0 EIVA) vs. IPFW (2-4, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Fairfax, Virginia
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets

Mount Olive (2-0, 1-0 CC) vs. North Greenville (2-1, 2-1 CC)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Tigerville, South Carolina
Follow live: Online video, In-match tweets

King (1-4, 1-1 CC) vs. Belmont Abbey (2-0, 1-0 CC)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Belmont, North Carolina
Follow live: Live stats, Online video

No. 7/8 Ohio State (5-1, 0-0 MIVA) vs. Quincy (4-4, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Quincy, Illinois
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No. 13 Lewis (5-3, 0-0 MIVA) vs. Grand Canyon (5-2, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Romeoville, Illinois
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No. 6/4 Stanford (5-1, 3-1 MPSF) vs. Cal Baptist (3-4, 0-4 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Riverside, California
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No. 1/1 UCLA (9-0, 5-0 MPSF) vs. No. 12 CSUN (7-1, 2-1 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Los Angeles
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No. 2/2 Long Beach State (6-2, 3-2 MPSF) vs. No. 11/10 UC Santa Barbara (8-2, 4-1 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Santa Barbara, California
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Princeton (0-3, 0-0 EIVA) vs. Concordia-Irvine (3-2)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Irvine, California
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No. 5/6 Hawai’i (6-1, 1-1 MPSF) vs. UC San Diego (3-5, 0-4 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Honolulu
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets