Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

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Check out all the matches today involving NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams and how to follow them live.

No. 10/9 Lewis (15-8, 6-3 MIVA) vs. No. 11 Ball State (13-10, 6-3 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Romeoville, Illinois 
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets
What to know: No one has slowed down the No. 9/10 Lewis offense this season quite like No. 11 Ball State. The Flyers will now get their rematch after hitting a season-worst .046 in a three-game road loss against the Cardinals in February. Lewis has the third-best attack percentage in the MIVA at .311 and one of nine teams in the nation hitting more than .300. All-American outside attacker Ryan Coenen is third in the conference with a 3.68 kills per game average. Coenen also has double-digit kills in his last seven matches, including a match-high 15 kills in a sweep against No. 15 Fort Wayne on Thursday. However, Coenen was held to nine kills and a zero attack percentage in the previous meeting against Ball State. This match also will feature two of the top middle attackers in the nation. Ball State All-MIVA middle attacker Matt Walsh and Lewis freshman middle attacker Tyler Mitchem are in the nation’s top 10 for several offensive and defensive categories. Walsh is eighth in the nation averaging 1.16 blocks per game and ninth in the country hitting .397, including having at least a .400 attack percentage in his last three matches. Mitchem is ahead of Walsh and fifth in the nation with a .421 attack percentage and is ninth among all players with a 1.13 blocks per game average. Both Ball State and Lewis are tied for third place in the MIVA and two matches behind first-place No. 6/5 Loyola. The Cardinals enter this match after having a chance to move into first place in the MIVA but lost in three games to the Ramblers on on Thursday. Ball State also is on an eight-match road losing streak against Lewis dating back to 2011.

George Mason (11-10, 7-0 EIVA) vs. Charleston (11-7, 3-6 EIVA)
Match vitals: 4 p.m. in Charleston, West Virginia 
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets
What to know: George Mason will attempt to a complete a two-match series sweep and move one step closer winning the EIVA regular season title. The Patriots swept the Golden Eagles in the series opener on Friday to extend their first-place lead in the EIVA. With seven remaining EIVA regular season matches, George Mason has two-match lead ahead of second-place Penn State and Harvard. George Mason has not won a EIVA regular season title in almost 30 years, and no team besides Penn State has won the conference’s regular season title since 1999. The EIVA regular season champion also earns the right to play host to the entire four-team EIVA Tournament. George Mason out-hit Charleston .385 to .134 in the series opener and had two players finish with double-digit kills. Outside attacker Kyle Barnes had 10 kills on a .471 attack percentage, while opposite Hayden Wagner led the Patriots with 13 kills. Wagner also has a EIVA-best 3.61 kills per game average and double-digit kills in his last five conference matches. Despite the loss, Charleston outside attacker Ryan Santos finished with a team-high 13 kills and hit .611. Charleston after opening conference play with three consecutive victories has now lost its last six EIVA matches. The Golden Eagles have dropped into a tie four sixth place in the conference and are two matches out of fourth place and the final berth to the EIVA Tournament.

No. 14 Concordia-Irvine (10-13, 3-6 MPSF) vs. Benedictine (17-4)
Match vitals: 10 a.m. in Sunrise, Arizona 
Follow live:  Online video

Lincoln Memorial (9-10) vs. Belmont Abbey (9-14, 6-7 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 1 p.m. in Belmont, North Carolina 
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No. 14 Concordia-Irvine (10-13, 3-6 MPSF) vs. Ottawa (14-9)
Match vitals: Noon in Surprise, Arizona 
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Limestone (7-15, 4-8 ConfCarolinas) vs. Barton (16-6, 12-0 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 2 p.m. in Wilson, North Carolina 
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Lees-McRae (1-16, 0-10 ConfCarolinas) vs. Erskine (5-14, 2-10 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 2 p.m. in Due West, South Carolina 
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King (14-5, 10-1 ConfCarolinas) vs. Emmanuel (9-13, 5-8 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 2 p.m. in Franklin Springs, Georgia 
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North Greenville (11-12, 5-6 ConfCarolinas) vs. Mount Olive (13-10, 9-3 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 2 p.m. in Mount Olive, North Carolina 
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Alderson Broaddus (3-14) vs. Harvard (6-11, 6-2 EIVA)
Match vitals: 4 p.m. in Cambridge, Massachusetts 
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No. 6/5 Loyola (18-4, 8-1 MIVA) vs. No. 15 Fort Wayne (15-8, 3-6 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Chicago
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No. 4/4 UC Irvine (16-5, 3-1 Big West) vs. USC (6-15, 2-6 MPSF)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Los Angeles
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Division III National Matches of the Day

No. 3 Stevens (17-4) vs. St. Joseph’s Long Island (16-7)
Match vitals:
Noon in Patchogue, New York
Follow live: Live stats

No. 8 Marymount (16-6) vs. No. 11 Southern Virginia (14-6)
Match vitals:
1 p.m. in Arlington, Virginia
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No. 3 Kean (23-2) vs. Hunter (14-8)
Match vitals:
2 p.m. in New York City
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Eastern Mennonite (18-9) vs. Rutgers-Newark (14-4)
Match vitals:
2 p.m. in Newark, New Jersey
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No. 5 SUNY New Paltz (15-5) vs. No. 12 Vassar (14-6)
Match vitals: 4 p.m. in Poughkeepsie, New York
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