College men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Vinnie Lopes presents the Grow the Game Challenge championship trophy to Lindenwood in January. Photo by Jay Sowers

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

Grow the Game Challenge matches

Lindenwood (0-2, 0-0 MIVA) vs. Limestone (0-0, 0-0 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals:
12:30 p.m. in Lebanon, TN
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What to know: Lindenwood returns as reigning tournament champions. The Lions went 3-0 in the 2018 tournament, defeating Erskine, North Greenfield, and Barton, all in straight sets. The 2018 team had two representatives on the all-tournament team – outside attacker Nathan Van Dellen, and middle attacker Sam Schindler. Schindler returns this year to led the Lions who rank seventh in the nation in blocks per game (2.38 blocks per game). While Lindenwood is still in search of their first victory of the 2019 campaign, they have been quite competitive. The Lions forced Charleston to five games in their first match, while taking UCLA to OT in their first set. Limestone has yet to take to the court in 2019, but they already know their offense runs through opposite, Francisco Salinger Cenzual (Brian Ivie Watch List). Salinger Cenzual led Saints with 240 kills, en route to winning the 2018 Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year award. Limestone will also face Lincoln Memorial and Quincy in the tournament.

No. 15 Grand Canyon (3-2, 0-0 MPSF) vs. Barton (0-2, 0-0 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals:
3:00 p.m. in Lebanon, TN
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What to know: The second match of the Grow the Game Challenge pits Grand Canyon vs Barton in a matchup of two school looking to add an important early season win to their resume. The ‘Lopes enter the match at 3-2 and are riding a three match winning streak. Freshman outside attacker Christian Janko is carrying a heavy workload so far this year, collecting 66 total kills, good for a solid 3.47 kills per set, while also tying for the team lead in aces at seven. Janko also ranks second on the team with 1.47 digs per set, trailing only Cole Udall who leads the squad with 2.00 digs per set. On the other side of the net, the Bulldogs continue their tough non-conference, having dropped their first two matches of the year. Freshman outside attacker Adrian Iglesias leads the squad with 20 total kills (2.47 per set), while the Mandilaris brothers, Angelos and Vasilas, have collected and 16 and 15 total kills respectively. Oscar Fiorentino is dishing out 7.57 assists per set in the early going. Vasilis Mandilaris leads the team with 5 aces. 

USC (2-1, 0-0 MPSF) vs. Lincoln Memorial (3-0)
Match vitals: 8 p.m. in Lebanon, TN
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What to know: Tonight’s match will be the first ever program meeting between Lincoln Memorial and USC. Currently undefeated, the Railsplitters are coming in to the tournament after a 3-0 sweep over Mount Olive and are looking to keep that momentum going. Conversely, the Trojans are looking to rebound after a 3-0 loss to No. 3/3 Hawai’i on the road. USC is currently hitting for .295 on the season, while holding opponents to a .255 attack percentage. Senior outside attacker Jack Wyett, who leads the team with 4.12 kills per set (33 kills total), with fellow senior outside attackers Ryan Moss and Gianluca Grasso not far behind at 28 kills apiece. Grasso and Moss were both named to the All-Tournament Team at the Rainbow Warrior Classic. Lincoln Memorial is hitting at a slightly slower clip than USC at .286, but have been holding opponents to a mere .160 attack percentage. Junior opposite Evan Cory has been the Railsplitters go-to hitter thus far, registering 4.5 kills per set at a blistering .455 hitting percentage. In Lincoln Memorial’s three games thus far, Cory has recorded 13, 15 and 17 kills respectively. Cory also leads the team with 13 aces

Other Non-conference matches

No. 4/4 BYU (2-0, 0-0 MPSF) vs. Penn State (1-1, 0-0 EIVA)
Match vitals: 7:00 p.m. in University Park, PA
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No. 5/6 Pepperdine (4-0, 0-0 MPSF) vs. No. 7/7 Loyola (3-1, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Chicago, IL
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No. 8/8 Lewis (4-1, 0-0 MIVA) vs, UC San Diego (2-2, 0-0 Big West)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Romeoville, IL
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No. 10/10 CSUN (4-1, 0-0 Big West) vs. No. 13 Purdue Fort Wayne (4-0, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Fort Wayne, IN
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No. 11 Ohio State (2-2, 0-0 MIVA) vs. George Mason (3-1, 0-0 EIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Columbus, OH
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No. 12 UC Santa Barbara (3-3, 0-0 Big West) vs. No. 14 Ball State (2-3, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Muncie, IN
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Erskine (0-4, 0-0 ConfCarolinas) vs. Cincinnati Christian School (0-0)
Match vitals: 6 p.m. in Cincinnati, OH
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North Greenville (1-3, 0-0 ConfCarolinas) vs. Life University (2-0)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Tigerville, SC
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King (1-2, 0-0 ConfCarolinas) vs. Charleston (2-2. 0-0 EIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Charleston, WV
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Lees-McRae (1-1, 0-0 ConfCarolinas) vs. Queens (0-4)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Charlotte, NC
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