College men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

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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

Lincoln Memorial (3-1) vs. Limestone (0-1, 0-0 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 12:30 p.m. in Lebanon, TN
Follow live: Live stats, Live Video

USC (3-1, 0-0 MPSF) vs. Barton (1-2, 0-0 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 5:30 p.m. in Lebanon, TN
Follow live: Live stats, In-Match tweets, Live Video

No. 15 Grand Canyon (3-3, 0-0 MPSF) vs. Lindenwood (1-2, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals: 8 p.m. in Lebanon, TN
Follow live: Live stats, In-Match tweets, Live Video

Other Non-conference matches

No. 1/1 Long Beach State (5-0, 0-0 Big West) vs. No. 6/5 UCLA (5-1, 0-0 MPSF)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Los Angeles, CA
Follow live: Live stats, Radio feed, In-Match tweets, Live Video
What to know: One of those dates that has been circled on the calendar since the end of last season is finally upon us. Nearly nine months after the 49ers hoisted the championship trophy on the Bruins’ home court, the two teams will meet once again, with both teams sitting safely inside the top 10, and loaded with All-Americans. Long Beach is the overwhelming favorite to repeat as National Champions, and in the early part of the season have shown no sign of letting their foot off the gas. Josh Tuaniga, the 2018 National Player of the Year and Lloy Ball Award winner, continues to set a diverse and well-rounded offense, as the 49ers are hitting .409 on the year. Opposite Kyle Ensing (2018 Bryan Ivie Award winner) and Outside attacker T.J. Defalco (2018 Karch Kiraly Award winner) lead the offense with 3.80 and 3.47 kills per set respectively, while Defalco and Jordan Molina pace the defense with 32 digs, good for 2.13 per set. On the Bruins’ side, All-American Setter Micah Ma’a has led the offense to a .377 hitting efficiency while firing a team high 13 aces. Daenan Gyimah, the 2018 Ryan Millar Award Winner, has picked right back up where he left off, racking up 44 kills on a .529 hitting percentage. UCLA is also receiving solid numbers from transfers Brandon Rattray (team leader in kills), Austin Matautia, and Matt Younggren. 

No. 2/2 UC Irvine (5-1, 0-0 Big West) vs. No. 9/9 Stanford (5-0, 0-0 MPSF)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Stanford, CA
Follow live: Live stats, In-Match tweets, Live Video (Pac-12 Network)
What to know: After having their undefeated streak snapped in an upset loss to the Cardinal on Thursday night, the Anteaters will look to return the favor tonight when the two teams meet once again. UC Irvine will need to focus on closing out games against the Cardinal tonight, which they struggled to do previously. Despite trailing 8-3 in the first game, the Anteaters went on to hold game point twice before falling 27-25. In the third game, UC Irvine was in prime position to secure a 2-1 game lead after leading 21-16, but Stanford went on to win nine of the next 10 points to steal the game. While the Anteaters committed less service errors than the Cardinal (17-11), some of their service errors came at inopportune times, namely at 24-23 in the first and 25-25 in the fourth game. Offensively, both teams were evenly matched with UCI hitting .280 and Stanford not far behind at .276. Senior outside attacker Jordan Ewert carried the offensive load for the Cardinal as he unloaded a match-high 20 kills. Sophomore opposite Jaylen Jasper was limited to a .167 attack percentage, but nonetheless he added 17 kills, two aces, six blocks and five-block assists (including the match-winning double-block), while sophomore middle blocker Kyler Presho added 11 kills. Junior setter Paul Bishoff also made his presence felt at the most opportune moments as he notched four kills against the unsuspecting Anteater defense. Sophomore outside attacker Joel Schneidmiller once again led the Anteaters with a team-best 18 kills, but at a season-low attack percentage of .214. Senior outside attacker Aaron Koubi swung at an efficient .455 clip to finish with 13 kills and eight digs, while senior opposite Karl Apfelbach had 12 kills at a .379 clip. 

No. 5/6 Pepperdine (4-1, 0-0 MPSF) vs. No. 8/8 Lewis (5-1, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Romeoville, IL
Follow live:  Live stats, In-Match tweets, Live Video
What to know: With a high of 70 degrees back home in Malibu, Pepperdine might have picked the worst weekend to visit the Chicago schools. Snow and temperatures that never go above freezing is what the Waves have encountered thus far on their trip. On the positive side, this is an homecoming for six Waves players.  As a team, Pepperdine ranks in the top ten in kills per game (12.88 per game), attack percentage (.355), and assists per game (12.31 per game). The offense features a three-headed attack — opposite Michael Wexter, outside attacker Kaleb Denmark, and reigning conference player of the year outside attacker David Wieczorek. Lewis comes into the match ranked in the top ten nationally in aces per game (2.29 per game), blocks per game (2.47 per game), and digs per game (9.7 per game). Individually, the Flyers are led by California-native setter Matt Yoshimoto; he leads the team in aces per game, assists per game, and digs per game. The two teams have split the previous two matches between the two schools in Romeoville.

No. 4/4 BYU (3-0, 0-0 MPSF) vs. St. Francis (3-0, 0-0 EIVA)
Match vitals: 11 a.m. in Loretto, PA
Follow live: Live stats, In-Match tweets, Live Video

No. 7/7 Loyola (4-1, 0-0 MIVA) vs. UC San Diego (2-3, 0-0 Big West)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Chicago, IL
Follow live:  Live stats, In-Match tweets, Live Video (ESPN3)

No. 10/10 CSUN (5-1, 0-0 Big West) vs. No. 14 Ball State (2-4, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Muncie, IN
Follow live: Live stats, In-Match tweets, Live Video

No. 11 Ohio State (2-3, 0-0 MIVA) vs. Erskine (1-4, 0-0 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Columbus, OH
Follow live: Live stats, In-Match tweets

No. 12 UC Santa Barbara (4-3, 0-0 Big West) vs. No. 13 Purdue Fort Wayne (3-0, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Fort Wayne, IN
Follow live:  Live stats, Radio Feed, In-Match tweets, Live Video

Concordia-Irvine (2-6, 0-0 MPSF) vs. Springfield College (0-0)
Match vitals: 12 p.m. in Irvine, CA
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NJIT (1-4, 0-0 EIVA) vs. Lehman (0-0)
Match vitals: 12 p.m. in Newark, NJ
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Coker (1-0) vs. Alderson Broaddus (0-3)
Match vitals: 1 p.m. in Philippi, WV
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Sacred Heart (0-2, 0-0) vs. St. Joseph’s (1-0)
Match vitals: 1 p.m. in Fairfield, CT

NJIT (1-4, 0-0 EIVA) vs. Rutgers-Newark (0-0)
Match vitals: 2 p.m. in Newark, NJ
Follow live: Live stats, Live Video

Emmanuel (2-1, 0-0 ConfCarolinas) vs. Brewton-Parker (0-0)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Franklin Springs, GA
Follow live: Online video

EIVA Conference Matches

George Mason (4-1, 0-0 EIVA) vs. Charleston (3-2, 0-0 EIVA)
Match vitals: 6 p.m. in Charleston, WV
Follow live: Live stats, Live Video