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. 1/1 Long Beach State (12-2, 9-2 MPSF) vs. No. 11 UC Irvine (4-9, 3-8 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Long Beach, California
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, Radio feed, In-match tweets
What to know: No. 11 UC Irvine may be in 10th place in the MPSF but it has a knack this season of beating the top ranked team in the nation. UC Irvine will travel to No. 1/1 Long Beach State attempting to pull off a road upset against the No. 1 ranked team for the second consecutive week. The Anteaters have lost seven of their last conference matches but one of those victories came on the road as the team defeated then-No. 2/1 UCLA in five games last week. Long Beach State is on a conference-best six-match winning streak, including having a season-high 12 aces and hitting .466 in a sweep against UC San Diego on Wednesday. Freshman outside attacker TJ DeFalco also leads the MPSF and is among the national leaders with a 4.48 kills per game average. In addition, freshman setter Josh Tuaniga has a MPSF-best 11.12 assists per game average and has guided the 49ers’ offense to the third-best attack percentage in the conference at .322. UC Irvine has suffered multiple injuries to its starting lineup in recent weeks. The Anteaters have been without All-American outside attacker Tamir Hershko for the last five matches. In addition, setter Michael Saeta missed multiple matches before returning to the court in UC Irvine’s four-game loss to No. 13 CSUN on Wednesday.

No. 3/3 UCLA (12-2, 8-2 MPSF) vs. No. 9/9 Pepperdine (6-4, 5-4 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Malibu, California
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, Radio feed, In-match tweets
What to know: Two of the top serving teams in the nation will go up against each other as No. 9/9 Pepperdine plays host to No. 3/3 UCLA. The Bruins begin their two-match weekend road trip leading the conference with a 1.89 aces per game average. In addition, UCLA freshman setter Micah Ma’a is tied for the national lead with 33 aces and has at least one ace in seven consecutive matches. Pepperdine started the week with two players in the top 10 of the MPSF for aces per game average, including outside attacker David Wieczorek who averaged a conference-best 0.68 aces per game. The Waves also are second in the conference with a 1.70 aces per game average. Both the Bruins and Waves enter this conference match after losing their last match-up against a nationally ranked team. UCLA lost in a fifth-game overtime versus No. 11 UC Irvine last week to drop from two spots to No. 1 in the national media poll. In addition, Pepperdine suffered a five-game loss to No. 10/10 UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday. Despite the loss, opposite Matt Tarantino finished with a career-high 21 kills. The senior is among the conference leaders with a 3.60 kills per game average.


No. 6/7 Ohio State (10-2, 5-1 MIVA) vs. Grand Canyon (9-4, 2-2 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets

No. 7/6 Penn State (8-2, 3-0 EIVA) vs. NJIT (0-8, 0-0 EIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in University Park, Pennsylvania
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets

No. 14 Lewis (9-6, 4-3 MIVA) vs. IPFW (4-7, 0-3 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets

Charleston (4-8, 0-3 EIVA) vs. Sacred Heart (1-8, 1-1 EIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Charleston, West Virginia
Follow live: Live stats

St. Francis (5-6, 0-3 EIVA) vs. Princeton (2-5, 2-0 EIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. Loretto, Pennsylvania
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets

George Mason (5-6, 1-0 EIVA) vs. Harvard (4-5, 1-1 EIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. Fairfax, Virginia
Follow live: Live stats

Mount Olive (5-3, 4-2 CC) vs. Lees-McRae (0-9, 0-7 CC)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Mount Olive, North Carolina
Follow live: Live stats, Online video

King (3-7, 1-4 CC) vs. Barton (7-3, 4-2 CC)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Wilson, North Carolina
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets

McKendree (2-4, 2-3 MIVA) vs. Quincy (7-10, 1-4 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Quincy, Illinois
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets

No. 2/2 BYU (10-2, 6-2 MPSF) vs. Cal Baptist (8-7, 3-7 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Riverside, California
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets

No. 4/4 Stanford (10-2, 8-2 MPSF) vs. No. 10/10 UC Santa Barbara (11-5, 7-4 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Stanford, California
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets

No. 13 CSUN (9-5, 4-5 MPSF) vs. UC San Diego (3-12, 0-11 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Northridge, California
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets

2 Replies to “Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight”

  1. Don’t know why #10UCSB/#4Stanford are not high on your radar.
    #9Pepperdine lost to #10 UCSB Wednesday night.
    #11UCI have lost 7 matches and get a write up?
    I’ll be watching AA Seif/Shaw match up tonight.

    1. Fair point. Probably should have previewed the Stanford vs. UC Santa Barbara match as well. If only we had more hours in a day.

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