Check out all the matches today involving NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams and how to follow them live.
No. 2/2 Hawai’i (12-2, 1-1 Big West) vs. No. 11 Penn State (10-5, 5-2 EIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Honolulu
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, Radio feed, In-match tweets
What to know: No. 11 Penn State will get an opportunity to avenge the loss last season that ended its hopes of winning the NCAA championship. This time the match-up will just be much more daunting. No. 2/2 Hawai’i will play host to Penn State at the Outrigger Invitational in the first meeting between the two schools since the 2017 NCAA Tournament play-in match. The Rainbow Warriors in that postseason match rallied from a one-game deficit and then beat the Nittany Lions 15-4 in the decisive fifth game. Penn State during the comeback was held to a zero attack percentage in the fourth game and then hit a match-worst negative-.190 in game five. All-American opposite Stijn van Tilburg also led all players with 20 kills against the Nittany Lions. van Tilburg switched to outside attacker in the offseason and begins the weekend third in the nation with a 4.31 kills per game average. The sophomore has double-digits and more than a .300 attack percentage in four of the last five matches, including 13 kills while hitting .385 in a four-game victory against No. 8/8 Lewis on Thursday. With the win, the Rainbow Warriors have won seven consecutive matches at the Outrigger Invitational dating back to 2016. In addition, the team during that three-year time span is a combined 39-7 at home. Penn State opened the Outrigger Invitational with a five-game loss to No. 4/3 BYU on Thursday. Setter Luke Braswell guided the offense to a .314 attack percentage against the Cougars. This was the third time in the last four matches that the Nittany Lions have hit more than .300. Penn State leads the EIVA with a .308 attack percentage, which is ninth in nation and trails Hawai’i with the second-best attack percentage at .375. Middle attacker Kevin Gear has been one of the top five offensive options for the Nittany Lions this season. Gear had 10 kills on a .563 attack percentage and was one of three Nittany Lions with double-digit kills in the loss to BYU. He also is third in the nation with a .449 attack percentage and has hit above his season average seven times in the last 10 matches.
Mount Olive (10-6, 7-2 ConfCarolinas) vs. Menlo (3-13)
Match vitals: 10 a.m. in Phoenix, Arizona
Follow live: Live stats
Lincoln Memorial (7-8) vs. Emmanuel (7-9, 4-5 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Franklin Springs, Georgia
Follow live: Online video