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.

No. 6/6 Pepperdine (15-5, 5-2 MPSF) vs. No. 9/9 BYU (10-6, 5-3 MPSF)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Provo, Utah
Follow live: Live stats, In-Match tweets, Live Video
What to know: Two of the top three teams in the MPSF – No. 6/6 Pepperdine and No. 9/9 BYU – will battle it out in Provo for control of second place (or a tie for first if No. 4/4 UCLA loses at No. 8/8 Stanford) in the conference. When these two teams last met in early February, Pepperdine easily swept the Cougars, ripping 13 aces. The Waves are also coming off of a win streak after sweeping teams in four of their last five matches. However, while Pepperdine remains perfect at home, they are 6-5 on the road and will be tested in one of the most difficult places to win in all of the NCAA. Pepperdine has lost six of the last seven matches in Provo (split in 2016). BYU is 8-1 at home this season after splitting a pair of matches with No. 5/5 UC Irvine last weekend. Though the Cougars have had two consecutive weekend splits, they are are coming into this match off of an reverse-sweep of UCLA in front of 3,000 fans – even with both setters Wil Stanley and Cyrus Fa’alogo out with injuries. Both teams rank in the top 10 nationally in hitting percentage with Pepperdine hitting .322 on the season and BYU hitting .317. However, the true test may be in matching up BYU’s defense – ranked fifth nationally in blocks/game (2.49) – with Pepperdine’s offense, which ranks fourth in kills/game (13.22). Players to watch include Pepperdine’s All-American outside attacker David Wieczorek, who is coming off of two errorless matches in which he hit .619 (versus George Mason) and .542 (versus Stanford). He is ranked ninth nationally in points/game (4.54) and ripped a season high five aces against BYU in February. Opposite attacker Michael Wexter and outside attacker Kaleb Denmark round out a veteran trio of Waves pin hitters. BYU opposite attacker (and OTB Preseason First-Team All-American) Gabi Garcia-Fernandez comes in ranked third nationally in attacks/game (9.61), second in kills/game (4.41), and fifth in points/game (5.15). Outside attacker Davide Gardini has also emerged as a threat at the pin, putting up 4.09 points/game, and middle attacker Miki Jauhiainen ranks seventh nationally in blocks/set.

No. 2/2 Hawai’i (16-0, 3-0 Big West) vs. No. 12 CSUN (10-9, 0-3 Big West)
Match Vitals: 7 p.m. in Manoa, Hawai’i
Follow live: Live stats, In-Match Tweets, Live video, Radio feed

No. 4/4 UCLA (16-5, 6-1 MPSF) vs. No. 8/8 Stanford (13-8, 4-4MPSF)

Match vitals: 7:30 p.m. in Stanford, California
Follow live: Live stats, In-Match tweets, Live Video (Pac-12 Network)

No. 10/10 USC (11-8, 3-4 MPSF) vs. Concordia-Irvine (10-13, 1-5 MPSF)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Los Angeles, California
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No. 13 Purdue Fort Wayne (12-7, 5-2 MIVA) vs. Saint Francis (11-9, 5-2 EIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Fort Wayne, Indiana
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No. 14 George Mason (12-6, 6-2 EIVA) vs. Grand Canyon (11-11, 1-6 MPSF)
Match vitals: 6 p.m. in Phoenix, Arizona
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No. 15 Ball State (11-10, 3-4 MIVA) vs. Penn State (8-11, 5-2 EIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Muncie, Indiana
Follow live: Live stats, In-Match tweets, Live Video (ESPN 3)

Emmanuel (8-14, 3-7 ConfCarolinas) vs. Barton (13-3, 8-1 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 2 p.m. in Franklin Springs, Georgia
Follow live: Live video

Belmont Abbey (9-6, 4-4 ConfCarolinas) vs. King (11-8, 7-2 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 2 p.m. in Bristol, Tennessee
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Erskine (5-14, 3-7 ConfCarolinas) vs. Mount Olive (6-11, 5-4 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 2 p.m. in Due West, South Carolina
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Quincy (5-16, 0-9 MIVA) vs. Lincoln Memorial (11-7)
Match vitals: 2 p.m. in Harrogate, Tennessee
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Sacred Heart (2-10, 1-6 EIVA) vs. Harvard (4-9, 4-3 EIVA)
Match vitals: 4 p.m. in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Limestone (8-7, 5-4 ConfCarolinas) vs. Alderson-Broaddus (0-11)
Match vitals: 4 p.m. in Gaffney, South Carolina
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NJIT (5-12, 1-7 EIVA) vs. Charleston (7-14, 1-8 EIVA)
Match vitals: 6 p.m. in Charleston, West Virginia
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Division III National Matches of the Day

St. Joseph’s (12-2) vs. Hunter (12-6)
Match vitals: 2 p.m. in New York, New York
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What to know: Both teams received votes in this week’s Division III national coaches poll. Hunter is 2-3 in its last five matches after winning 10 straight matches. St. Joseph’s only losses have been to then-No. 1 Springfield and NCAA Division I-II team Sacred Heart.  The Skyline with a combined .325 winning percentage is ranked last in Division III for conference overall winning percentage. Conversely, the CUNYAC is in the middle of the pack at .485. St. Joseph’s is 3-2 on the road, while Hunter is 4-1 at home. The Hawks won the previous two meetings in 2017 and 2018. St. Joseph’s leads the Skyline in assists per game average (10.27), blocks per game average (1.47), attack percentage (0.215) and kills per game average (10.98 per game). Hunter ranks second in the CUNYAC in assists per game average (10.30), blocks per game average (1.79) and kills per game average (11.28). St. Joseph’s will try to use its service game (2.02 aces per game average) to counter Hunter’s second-best in the nation opponent attack percentage (.102). Hunter opposite Qendrim Shala was named the CUNYAC Player of the Week last week in part due to his combined 42 kills in two matches. He ranks in the top 50 nationally in attacks per game average (8.26 per game) and kills per game average (3.21 per game). St. Joseph’s outside attacker Paul Curraro is 12th in nation with a .397 attack percentage. He leads the Eagles with .51 aces per game average and 2.91 kills per game average. Curraro also had a combined 28 kills, six aces, and 14 digs in two victories – over No. 14 Juniata and Wentworth.

No. 1 Carthage (16-1) vs. Fontbonne (17-1)
Match vitals: 1 p.m. in St. Louis
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No. 4 Stevens (19-2 vs. Hunter (12-6)
Match vitals: 10 a.m. in New York, New York
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No. 4 Stevens (19-2) vs. St. Joseph’s (12-2)
Match vitals: Noon in New York, New York
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No. 6 Stevenson (18-3) vs. No. 13 Arcadia (18-4)
Match vitals: 1 p.m. in Glenside, Pennsylvania
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No. 6 Stevenson (18-3) vs. Misericordia (14-10)
Match vitals: 3 p.m. in Glenside, Pennsylvania
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No. 7 Southern Virginia (16-1) vs. No. 15 Dominican (11-8)
Match vitals: 4 p.m. in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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No. 9 SUNY-New Paltz (15-6) vs. St. John Fisher (16-8)

Match vitals: 1 p.m. in New Paltz, New York
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No. 11 Lancaster Bible (17-4) vs. Wells (15-6)
Match vitals: Noon in Aurora, New York
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No. 13 Arcadia (18-4) vs. Misericordia (14-10)
Match vitals: 5 p.m. in Glenside, Pennsylvania
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Rivier (12-7) vs. Wentworth (11-6)
Match vitals: 11 a.m. in Boston, Massachusetts
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NAIA National Match of the Day

No. 5 Park (11-3) vs. No. 8 Hope International (10-3)
Match vitals:
1 p.m. in Marshall, Missouri
Follow live: Live stats
What to know: No. 8 Hope International will travel outside of the West Coast for the first time this season and conclude its Midwest road trip against a nationally ranked team. Hope International and No. 5 Park will play each other in their tournament finale of the Viking Madness Tournament at Missouri Valley College. Despite a winning record and a national ranking, Hope International is winless this season against top-10 ranked teams. This non-conference match will feature two of the top offenses in the nation. Park is fifth in the NAIA with .279 attack percentage, while Hope International is sixth hitting at .270. In addition, setter Luciano Bucci guided Park to a .302 attack percentage as the team swept No. 7 Ottawa (Kansas) on Friday to remain undefeated in conference match. That victory also was the third time in the last five matches that the Pirates finished with more than a .300 attack percentage. Park middle attacker Felipe Guirau is fourth in the NAIA with a 1.09 blocks per game average. He also had a match-high 16 kills on a .344 attack percentage in a sweep against Ottawa (Kansas) on Friday to earn the NAIA National Attacker of the Week for the second consecutive week. Hope International middle attacker Chase Larson leads the NAIA with a 1.22 blocks per game average. In addition, Larson had a eight blocks — his second-most blocks in a match this season — as Hope International lost to Ottawa (Arizona) in five games last week.