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 seed Concordia-Irvine (15-14, 5-7 MPSF) vs. No. 5 seed Grand Canyon (17-10, 4-8 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Irvine, California
Follow live: Live stats, Pay-per-view online video, In-match tweets
Season series: Tied at 1-1
Last MPSF championship: Concordia-Irvine (never) Grand Canyon (never)
Last postseason meeting: First postseason meeting between Concordia-Irvine and Grand Canyon
What to know: So much for the preseason projections about the two newest MPSF members. Concordia-Irvine and Grand Canyon after being picked to finish at the bottom of the conference standings will face each other in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals. Despite being predicted to finish in last place by every coach in the MPSF preseason poll, the Eagles won two of their final three conference matches to earn a postseason home match and the No. 4 seed for the MPSF Tournament. Among those late-season victories included rallying from a two-game road deficit to beat the MPSF regular season champions BYU in five games. Outside attacker Raymond Barsemian in that upset led Concordia-Irvine with season-high 18 kills. Barsemian also finished the regular season in the MPSF’s top 10 with a 3.19 kills per game average and was one of four Eagles to earn All-MPSF honors. Grand Canyon after surpassing the MPSF preseason poll predictions of a sixth-place finish will make its debut in the MPSF Tournament. The Antelopes last season during their final season as a MIVA member advanced to the MIVA Tournament finals. This postseason match will also feature two All-MPSF middle attackers. Grand Canyon middle attacker Ashton King is second in the MPSF with a .436 attack percentage, including having 13 kills while hitting .857 in a four-game victory against the Eagles in March. Concordia-Irvine middle attacker Hunter Howell is among the national leaders with a 1.05 blocks per game average and had a combined 10 blocks in the two regular season matches versus the Antelopes.

No. 2 seed Loyola (21-6, 11-3 MIVA) vs. No. 7 seed Lindenwood (9-15, 3-11 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Chicago
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets
Season series: Tied at 1-1
Last MIVA championship: Loyola (2015); Lindenwood (never)
Last postseason meeting: First postseason meeting between Loyola and Lindenwood
What to know: No one needs to remind Loyola just how capable Lindenwood can be pulling off an upset. Loyola two weeks after suffering a road upset to Lindenwood will play a home match against the Lions in the MIVA Tournament quarterfinals. The Ramblers in that regular season loss were held to a .205 attack percentage — almost .100 percentage points below their season average that is seventh-best in the nation. Setter Garrett Zolg, the 2018 MIVA Freshman of the Year, has guided the Ramblers offense to more than a .300 attack percentage in nine MIVA matches and finished the regular season seventh in the nation averaging 10.42 assists per game. All-American middle attacker Jeff Jendryk leads the MIVA and is second in the nation with a .474 attack percentage. The senior also had 10 kills and a .333 attack percentage on a season-high 21 attack attempts in the recent loss to Lindenwood. The Lions in that victory had a three players finish with double-digit kills, including outside attacker Nick Stevenson who had a season-high 20 kills. All-MIVA libero Ryan Vorderer also had a match-high 16 digs. The libero also enters the postseason with double-digit digs in six consecutive matches. Lindenwood is attempting to win its first postseason match since upsetting Fort Wayne in the 2015 MIVA Tournament quarterfinals. Loyola has advanced to the MIVA Tournament semifinals every season this decade and needs a win to keep its NCAA Tournament hopes alive. The Ramblers are currently projected to be the first-team out in the at-large bid race, according to the latest Off the Block bracketology. However, the Ramblers the can be assured a spot in NCAA Tournament for the fifth time since 2013 if they win the MIVA Tournament championship.

No. 1 seed Lincoln Memorial (13-12) vs. No. 2 seed Coker (13-9)
Match vitals:
3 p.m. in Philippi, West Virginia
Follow live: Live stats, Online video
Season series: Lincoln Memorial leads 2-0
Last postseason meeting: Coker defeated Lincoln Memorial in four games in the 2017 IVA Tournament
What to know: Coker opposite Joao Victor Santos edged out Lincoln Memorial outside Evan Cory for the 2018 Independent Teams Player of the Year. The two players, though, will now go up against each other with a championship on the line. Lincoln Memorial and Coker will meet in the IVA Tournament finals with both teams trying to win their first championship in the annual end of season tournament for independent programs. Santos won the top individual honor for a player competing on a team without a conference affiliation after he finished the regular season in the nation’s top 15 with a 3.72 kills per game average. The junior also set a single-match program record with 32 kills in a five-game overtime victory against Alderson Broaddus in the semifinals on Friday. The Cobras also fought off four match-points, and Santos had back-to-black blocks against the Battlers to win the match. Cory had 10 kills on a .308 attack percentage and a match-high two aces as the tournament’s top-seed Lincoln Memorial swept Queens in its semifinal match on Saturday. In addition, Cory entered the weekend in the nation’s top 25 with a 3.42 kills per game average. Lincoln Memorial in the program’s second year has already surpassed the win total from its inaugural season, including two regular season victories against Coker. Cory also had a team-high 25 kills while hitting .500 in those two wins versus the Cobras. Coker has advanced the championship match and clinched a winning record for the year, despite playing the second half of the season with six players on its roster.

MIVA Tournament quarterfinals

No. 1 seed Ohio State (20-5, 11-3 MIVA) vs. No. 8 seed Quincy (12-18, 0-14 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets
Season series: Ohio State leads 2-0
Last MIVA championship: Ohio State (2017); Quincy (never)
Last postseason meeting: Ohio State swept Quincy in the 2017 MIVA Tournament quarterfinals

No. 3 seed Ball State (17-11, 10-4 MIVA) vs. No. 6 seed McKendree (11-14, 6-8 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7:30 p.m. in Muncie, Indiana
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, Radio feed, In-match tweets
Season series: Tied at 1-1
Last MIVA championship: Ball State (2002); McKendree (never)
Last postseason meeting: McKendree swept Ball State in the 2016 MIVA Tournament quarterfinals

No. 4 seed Lewis (18-10, 9-5 MIVA) vs. No. 5 seed Fort Wayne (18-10, 6-8 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Romeoville, Illinois
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets
Season series: Lewis leads 2-0
Last MIVA championship: Lewis (2012); Fort Wayne (2007)
Last postseason meeting: Lewis defeated Fort Wayne in the five games in the 2011 MIVA Tournament quarterfinals

MPSF Tournament quarterfinals

No. 2 seed UCLA (22-6, 9-3 MPSF) vs. No. 7 seed Stanford (6-19, 3-9 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Los Angeles
Follow live: Live stats, Pay-per-view online video, Radio feed, In-match tweets
Season series: UCLA leads 2-0
Last MPSF championship: UCLA (2006); Stanford (2010)
Last postseason meeting: UCLA defeated Stanford in five games in the 2001 MPSF Tournament quarterfinals

No. 3 seed Pepperdine (15-7, 8-4 MPSF) vs. No. 6 seed USC (7-19, 3-9 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Malibu, California
Follow live: Live stats, Pay-per-view online video, In-match tweets
Season series: Pepperdine leads 2-0
Last MPSF championship: Pepperdine (2008); USC (2009)
Last postseason meeting: USC defeated Pepperdine in five games in the 2009 MPSF Tournament finals

IVA Tournament consolation match

No. 3 seed Alderson Broaddus (3-20) vs. No. 4 seed Queens (8-20)
Match vitals:
Noon in Philippi, West Virginia
Follow live: Live stats, Online video
Season series: Alderson Broaddus leads 2-0

Regular season matches

George Mason (16-11, 12-1 EIVA) vs. Harvard (11-12, 10-3 EIVA)
Match vitals: 3 p.m. in Fairfax, Virginia 
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets

Sacred Heart (7-14, 2-11 EIVA) vs. Charleston (15-10, 4-9 EIVA)
Match vitals: 3 p.m. in Charleston, West Virginia 
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Princeton (11-14, 7-6 EIVA) vs. St. Francis (8-20, 3-10 EIVA)
Match vitals: 4 p.m. in Loretto, Pennsylvania 
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets

NJIT (9-16, 5-8 EIVA) vs. Penn State (14-10, 9-4 EIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in University Park, Pennsylvania 
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets

No. 3/2 UC Irvine (19-8, 5-4 Big West) vs. No. 12 UC Santa Barbara (11-11, 4-5 Big West)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Irvine, California 
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No. 8/8 CSUN (14-10, 4-5 Big West) vs. UC San Diego (9-17, 0-9 Big West)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in La Jolla, California 
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No. 1/1 Long Beach State (23-0, 8-0 Big West) vs. No. 6/6 Hawai’i (17-6, 5-3 Big West)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Honolulu, Hawai’i 
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