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. 5/7 Pepperdine (2-0, 0-0 MPSF) vs. No. 9/9 Lewis (2-1, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Romeoville, Illinois
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets
What to know: The two programs embroiled in one of college men’s volleyball biggest NCAA Tournament at-large bid controversies for fans will now face each other on the court. No. 9/9 Lewis will play host to No. 5/7 Pepperdine in the first meeting between the two programs since the Flyers narrowly edged out the Waves for the final at-large bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament. Pepperdine that season had a higher ranking in the national coaches poll, which is not a criteria category the selection committee uses to determine the NCAA Tournament field. The Flyers, though, earned the at-large bid in part because of their stronger strength of schedule and the Waves being hurt in that category by not playing any non-conference matches. Pepperdine since 2014 has increased its non-conference schedule, including this season scheduling its first regular season Midwest road trip in more than a decade. Pepperdine opened the non-conference road trip rallying from a one-game deficit to beat No. 6/8 Loyola in five games on Friday. Outside attacker Michael Wexter had a match-high 22 kills on a .405 attack percentage, while Fort Wayne transfer and outside attacker Alex Harhaller contributed 18 kills. Setter Soren Dion-Kindem replaced starting setter Joshua Stewart in the third game and helped guide the Waves offense to finish with a .310 attack percentage. Dion-Kindem also led Pepperdine with 11 digs against Loyola. Lewis in a five-game victory against Harvard on Friday had four players with double-digit digs, including libero Michael Simmons who had a career-high 17 digs. In addition, freshman outside attacker Ryan Coenen finished with a match-high 23 kills on a .340 attack percentage. With this victory, Lewis is on a two-match winning streak following a season-opening loss to No. 4/4 BYU.

No. 1/1 Ohio State (4-0, 0-0 MIVA) vs. No. 10/10 Stanford (3-1, 0-0 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Palo Alto, California
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What to know: No. 10/10 Stanford will have a short turnaround as it tries to find a way to slow down or contain the offense of No. 1/1 Ohio State. The two teams will conclude their two-match non-conference series after the Buckeyes finished with a season-high .404 attack percentage in a series-opening sweep on Friday. All-American opposite Miles Johnson led the team with 13 kills while hitting .476 and was one of three Buckeyes with a double-digit kills. Outside attacker Nicolas Szerszen, the 2016 recipient of the AVCA National Player of the Year, also had 12 kills and a match-high four aces. This was the third consecutive match that All-American setter Christy Blough has guided the defending NCAA champions to more than a .300 attack percentage. Despite the loss, the Cardinal out-hit blocked Ohio State 9 to 7 with middle attacker Stephen Moye contributing a match-high six blocks. In addition, outside attacker Jordan Ewert had a match-high 15 kills on a .323 attack percentage against the Buckeyes. The sophomore through the season’s first four matches is leading the Cardinal with a 3.75 kills per game average.


Emmanuel (0-1, 0-0 ConfCarolinas) vs. Eastern Mennonite (0-0)
Match vitals:
10 a.m. in Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Charleston (0-2, 0-1 EIVA) vs. Lees-McRae (1-0, 0-0 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals:
Noon in Banner Elk, North Carolina
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Alderson Broaddus (0-1) vs. Lincoln Memorial (0-2)
Match vitals:
1 p.m. in Harrogate, Tennessee
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North Greenville (0-3, 0-0 ConfCarolinas) vs. Sacred Heart (1-0, 0-0 EIVA)
Match vitals:
2 p.m. in Fairfield, Connecticut
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No. 8/6 Loyola (2-2, 0-0 MIVA) vs. Harvard (0-1, 0-0 EIVA)
Match vitals:
3 p.m. in Chicago
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No. 13 Penn State (1-2, 0-0 EIVA) vs. Fort Wayne (0-5, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Fort Wayne, Indiana
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No. 4/4 BYU (3-1, 0-0 MPSF) vs. McKendree (1-5, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Provo, Utah
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No. 2/2 UCLA (3-1, 1-0 MPSF) vs. UC San Diego (0-3, 0-2 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Los Angeles
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No. 13 CSUN (5-1, 0-1 MPSF) vs. USC (2-2, 1-0 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Los Angeles
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