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. 2/2 UCLA (7-0, 0-0 MPSF) vs. No. 3/4 Hawai’i (6-0, 0-0 Big West)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Honolulu
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, Radio feed, In-match tweets
What to know: Two of the five remaining undefeated teams in the nation will open a two-match non-conference series against each other as No. 3/4 Hawai’i plays host to No. 2/2 UCLA. Hawai’i enters this series versus its former conference rival following a bye week and winning all three matches at the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB. With those victories at the Grow the Game Challenge, the Rainbow Warriors are now on a 27-match non-conference winning streak dating back to 2013. In addition, that five-year winning streak began with a five-game victory against UCLA in the 2013 Outrigger Invitational. UCLA so far this season already has three wins versus top-10 nationally ranked team, including a five-game victory against the defending NCAA champions No. 3/5 Ohio State on Saturday. Opposite Christian Hessenauer led the Bruins in the victory with both a season-high 19 kills and 13 digs. It also was the third time this season that Hessenauer had double-digit kills against a top-10 ranked team. Preseason All-American outside attacker Stijn van Tilburg leads the Hawai’i with a 4.18 kills per game average on a .487 attack percentage. The junior, who switched positions from opposite to outside attacker in the offseason, had a match-high 14 kills in a sweep against No. 11 Grand Canyon at the Grow the Game Challenge. This match-up will also feature two of the top offenses in the nation. Hawai’i second in the country with a .398 attack percentage, while UCLA is second in the MPSF and seventh in the nation hitting .333. In addition, Hawai’i setter Joe Worsley is second in the nation averaging 10.76 assists per game.

No. 5/3 BYU (5-1, 0-0 MPSF) vs. No. 6/5 UC Irvine (7-1, 0-0 Big West)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Irvine, California
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets
What to know: No. 6/5 UC Irvine will get its shot to do something few teams have been able to achieve so far this season — limiting the offensive success of freshman opposite Gabi Garcia Fernandez. Fernandez enters No. 4/3 BYU’s two-match road series in the nation’s top 10 with a 3.58 kills per game average. The former member of the Puerto Rican Boys’ Youth Team has double-digit kills in all but one match this season, including a team-high 19 kills in a victory against No. 3/5 Ohio State. In addition, Fernandez has a combined eight aces in BYU’s last four matches. UC Irvine has held opponents to less than a .250 attack percentage in six of its eight matches so far this season. Preseason All-American middle attacker Scott Stadick also is fifth in the nation averaging 1.32 blocks per game. Stadick earned Big West Defensive Player of the Week honors after having a combined 13 blocks in victories against NJIT and No. 11 Grand Canyon last weekend. The Anteaters in the five-game win versus the Antelopes had a .438 attack percentage — the third time this season they finished a match hitting more than .400. In addition, opposite Karl Apfelbach is sixth in the nation with a 3.79 kills per game average. The junior, who was removed from the UC Irvine starting lineup for the second half of last season, has at least 15 kills in the last two matches. This will be the second consecutive year that the former MPSF opponents will play a non-conference match against each other. The Anteaters and Cougars split a two-match series at Smith Fieldhouse last season with UC Irvine winning the designated conference match and BYU winning the designated non-conference match. BYU on road against UC Irvine, though, has a six-match winning streak dating back to 2012. The Cougars also have only lost one road match against the Anteaters since 2008.

Quincy (2-2, 0-1 MIVA) vs. Lawrence Tech (0-4)
Match vitals:
4 p.m. in Elgin, Illinois
Follow live: In-match tweets

Mount Olive (1-3, 0-0 ConfCarolinas) vs. Emmanuel (2-3, 1-0 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Mount Olive, North Carolina
Follow live: Live stats, Online video

Lincoln Memorial (2-2) vs. Brewton-Parker (0-1)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Harrogate, Tennessee
Follow live: Live stats, Online video

North Greenville (3-4, 1-0 ConfCarolinas) vs. Alderson Broaddus (1-4)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Tigerville, South Carolina
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets

No. 12 Pepperdine (1-2, 0-0 MPSF) vs. George Mason (2-4, 0-0 EIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Fairfax, Virginia
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets

Sacred Heart (0-2, 0-0 EIVA) vs. Lindenwood (4-2, 1-1 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Fairfield, Connecticut
Follow live: Live stats

Barton (0-5, 0-0 ConfCarolinas) vs. Erskine (0-4, 0-1 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Wilson, North Carolina
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets

No. 11 Grand Canyon (6-2, 0-0 MPSF) vs. UC San Diego (5-1, 0-0 Big West)
Match vitals:
6 p.m. in Phoenix, Arizona
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Quincy (2-2, 0-1 MIVA) vs. Lourdes (1-3)
Match vitals:
8 p.m. in Elgin, Illinois
Follow live: In-match tweets

No. 1/1 Long Beach State (7-0, 0-0 Big West) vs. Stanford (1-6, 0-0 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Long Beach, California
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, Radio feed, In-match tweets

Division III National Match of the Night

No. 1 Springfield (4-1) vs. No. 10 NYU (2-1)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Springfield, Massachusetts
Follow live: Live stats

One Reply to “Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight”

  1. It’s funny how BYU and UCI can consistently beat each other when playing in the other’s gym.

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