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.4/4 UCLA (9-4, 6-3 MPSF) vs. No. 9/10 Pepperdine (5-3, 3-2 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Malibu, California
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What to know: What a difference one week can make for No. 4/4 UCLA. The Bruins in a span of seven days went from being undefeated in the MPSF and in first place to being injured and on a three-match losing streak. However, UCLA still has a chance to salvage the final match of its season-long four-match road trip as it travels to No. 9/10 Pepperdine. The Bruins have been without multiple All-American starters during the recent losing streak. All-American outside attacker Jake Arnitz missed the last three matches with injury. In addition, All-American middle attacker Mitch Stahl returned to the court in a five-game loss to No. 8/9 Stanford on Thursday after not playing in the team’s two losses to No. 2/3 BYU last week. Despite the upset loss to the Cardinal, the Bruins finished with a .333 attack percentage — the eighth time in UCLA’s nine MPSF matches this season it hit more than .300. UCLA running a 6-2 offense with Micah Ma’a and Hagen Smith at splitting time at setter entered the weekend fourth in the nation with a .339 attack percentage. Outside attacker JT Hatch also has double-digit kills in four of the last five matches, including a season-high 19 kills against Stanford. UCLA in the loss to Stanford committed a season-high 29 service errors and has at least 15 service errors in each of the last three matches. Pepperdine setter Joshua Stewart guided the offense to a .386 attack percentage in a four-game comeback victory against No. 12 UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday. All-conference David Wieczorek in the victory had a match-high 20 kills and committed zero attack errors to hit .488. Wieczorek is among the national leaders with both a 3.97 kills per game average and a .406 attack percentage. In addition, middle attacker Mitch Penning is fourth in the nation with a .481 attack percentage. He also contributed 14 kills and no attack errors against the Gauchos.

No. 1/1 Ohio State (12-0, 3-0 MIVA) vs. No. 10/8 Loyola (7-3, 3-0 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio
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What to know: Another top 10 nationally ranked team will try to do something that has not been done in more than a year — beat No. 1/1 Ohio State. The defending NCAA champions will attempt to extend its program-record winning streak to 36 matches as it plays host to No. 10/8 Loyola. Ohio State opened its four-match conference home stand with a four-game win against No. 6/6 Lewis on Thursday. All-American opposite Miles Johnson in the victory finished with a match-high 19 kills on a .593 attack percentage. The was the fourth time in the last five matches that Johnson had double-digit kills while hitting more than .500. The only recent match he hit below .500 was a season-high 22 kills performance on a .395 attack percentage in a victory against No. 2/3 Long Beach State. Along with Johnson, All-American outside attacker Nicolas Szerszen has at least 13 kills and more than a .500 attack percentage in the last three matches. The 2016 AVCA National Player of the Year also leads the MIVA and is third in the nation with 30 aces. Loyola is on a four-match winning streak, including a sweep against McKendree on Thursday to move into a tie with Ohio State for first place in the MIVA. All-American middle attacker Jeff Jendryk is among the national leaders with a 1.11 blocks per game average and has at least five blocks in the Ramblers last four matches against nationally ranked teams. Jendryk also has at least a .500 attack percentage in six matches this season and double-digit kills four times.


Lees-McRae (3-6, 1-3 ConfCarolinas) vs. Emmanuel (1-8, 0-5 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals:
1 p.m. in Franklin Springs, Georgia
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King (8-1, 4-0 ConfCarolinas) vs. Erskine (1-8, 1-4 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals:
2 p.m. in Due West, South Carolina
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Barton (6-3, 5-1 ConfCarolinas) vs. North Greenville (3-8, 3-2 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals:
2 p.m. in Wilson, North Carolina
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Mount Olive (6-4, 5-0 ConfCarolinas) vs. Limestone (3-3, 3-2 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals:
2 p.m. in Mount Olive, North Carolina
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No. 14 Penn State (7-4, 2-0 EIVA) vs. Princeton (3-5, 1-0 EIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Princeton, New Jersey
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No. 15 George Mason (4-4, 1-0 EIVA) vs. Harvard (2-3, 0-0 EIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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St. Francis (4-7, 0-2 EIVA) vs. NJIT (4-5, 0-1 EIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Newark, New Jersey
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Charleston (7-4, 0-2 EIVA) vs. Sacred Heart (8-1, 1-0 EIVA)
Match vitals:
7:30 p.m. in Fairfield, Connecticut
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Coker (6-2) vs. Alderson Broaddus (2-9)
Match vitals:
7:30 p.m. in Philippi, West Virginia
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No. 6/6 Lewis (8-3, 3-2 MIVA) vs. McKendree (5-9, 1-3 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Lebanon, Illinois
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Grand Canyon (6-5, 4-1 MIVA) vs. Quincy (3-7, 1-3 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Quincy, Illinois
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No. 2/3 Long Beach State (10-2, 6-1 MPSF) vs. UC San Diego (5-6, 2-5 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in La Jolla, California
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No. 5/5 Hawai’i (11-2, 4-2 MPSF) vs. Cal Baptist (3-9, 1-6 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Riverside, California
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No. 7/7 UC Irvine (8-5, 5-4 MPSF) vs. No. 13 CSUN (9-4, 2-4 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Irvine, California
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No. 8/9 Stanford (7-4, 4-2 MPSF) vs. No. 12 UC Santa Barbara (6-6, 3-6 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Stanford, California
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OTB DIVISION III NATIONAL MATCH OF THE DAY
No. 2 SUNY New Paltz (12-2) vs. No. 9 NYU (5-3)
Match vitals:
12 p.m. in Erie, Pennsylvania
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