Check out all the matches today involving NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams and how to follow them live.
No. 5/6 Loyola (7-2, 2-0 MIVA) vs. No. 9/10 Ohio State (8-2, 3-1 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Chicago
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets, TV (CSN-Chicago)
What to know: The two-time defending NCAA champions will have its biggest conference test of the season so far. No. 5/6 Loyola will attempt to extend its nation-best seven-match winning streak as it plays host to No. 9/10 Ohio State. The Ramblers have swept five of their seven matches during the winning streak, but the team had rally from a one-game deficit to beat Quincy in five games on Saturday. Middle attacker Nicholas Olson is also second in the nation with a 1.45 blocks per game average, including tying a season high with nine blocks in the win versus Quincy. The Preseason All-American enters this match with at least five blocks in four matches during the Ramblers winning streak. Ohio State Preseason All-American outside attacker Nicholas Szerszen is second in conference and among the nation’s leaders with a 4.11 kills per game average. In addition, the Buckeyes lead the nation with a .359 attack percentage. However, Ohio State had its seven-match winning streak end during the weekend after blowing a two-game lead in a loss to No. 13 Ball State. This match also will be the first time Loyola and Ohio State have played each other since the Ramblers beat the Buckeyes in the MIVA Tournament semifinals last season.
No. 4/4 Hawai’i (9-2, 4-2 MPSF) vs. No. 5/6 Stanford (8-2, 6-2 MPSF)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Stanford, California
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets
What teams: The top two offenses in the MPSF will open a two-match series against each other as No. 4/4 Hawai’i travels to No. 6/5 Stanford. The Cardinal is fourth in the nation and leads the conference with a .333 attack percentage, while the Rainbow Warriors are second in the MPSF with a .332 attack percentage. Stanford also has at least a .300 attack percentage in five of its last six matches, including both its home matches so far this season. In addition, All-American setter James Shaw is among the national leaders with a 10.50 assists per game average. Outside attacker Madison Hayden leads the Cardinal and is in the conference’s top 10 with a 3.83 kills per game average. Hawai’i is the only team in the nation with multiple players averaging more than 4.00 kills per game. All-American outside attacker Sinisa Zarkovic is fourth in the nation with a MPSF-best 4.45 kills per game average, while outside attacker Stjin van Tilburg is eighth in the nation averaging 4.19 kills per game. van Tilburg was also named the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Freshman of the Week after having a match-high 21 kills in an upset victory against No. 2/1 UCLA last week. This will be the first of four road matches for the Rainbow Warriors in a five-day span — their longest road trip of the season.
George Mason (3-6, 1-0 EIVA) vs. Coker (5-3)
Match vitals: 5 p.m. in Fairfax, Virginia
Follow live: Live stats