Check out all the matches today involving NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams and how to follow them live.
Princeton (6-6, 4-1 EIVA) vs. Sacred Heart (10-3, 3-2 EIVA)
Match vitals: 4 p.m. in Fairfield, Connecticut
Follow live: Live stats, Online video
What to know: This isn’t like previous years in the EIVA. Almost halfway through the conference season, Princeton and Sacred Heart — two teams that have won a combined one EIVA title all-time — will play each other with first place on the line. Princeton enters on a three-match winning streak, including a five-game victory against its Ivy League rival Harvard on Friday to move into sole possession of first place. Freshman outside attacker Parker Dixon led all players in the win with a match-high 18 kills on a .353 attack percentage. Dixon during the current winning streak has a combined 53 kills and earlier this week was named both the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Freshman of the Week and the AVCA National Player of the Week. In addition, Dixon is one of the two Tigers’ in the conference’s top 10 with more than a 2.75 kills per game average. Outside attacker Kendall Ratter leads Princeton averaging 3.33 kills per game and has a conference-best 0.53 aces per game average. Along with its pin hitters, freshman middle attacker George Huhmann leads the EIVA in attack percentage at .345. Huhmann also has double-digit kills and at least seven blocks in the Tigers’ last two matches. In addition, All-American middle attacker Junior Oboh had a season-high 15 kills on a .448 attack percentage in the rivalry win against the Crimson. Sacred Heart began the weekend tied with Princeton for first place in the EIVA but lost to NJIT in four games on Friday. This loss ended the Pioneers’ six-match home winning streak during February. It also came less than a week after Sacred Heart on the road upset No. 15 Penn State — the first win against the Nittany Lions in program history. Sacred Heart before its loss to NJIT was fourth in the nation holding opponents to a .178 attack percentage. In addition, libero Joshua Ayzenberg leads the nation with a 3.78 digs per game average. Ayzenberg has three consecutive matches with at least 15 digs, including a season-high 22 digs in the upset victory against Penn State. Besides its back-row defense, middle attacker Taylor Bloomquist has a conference-best 1.21 blocks per game average. If Sacred Heart wins this match, it will have the fourth-most single-season wins in program history and move to seven wins away from tying the program record.
King (12-2, 7-1 ConfCarolinas) vs. Limestone (6-4, 6-3 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 2 p.m. in Gaffney, South Carolina
Follow live: Live stats
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