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. 1/1 Hawai’i (23-0, 6-0 Big West) vs. No. 3/3 UC Santa Barbara (17-5, 4-2 Big West)
Match Vitals: 7 p.m. in Manoa, Hawai’i
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What to know: No. 1 faces No. 3 as top-ranked Hawaii (23-0, 6-0 Big West) hosts UC Santa Barbara (17-5, 4-2 Big West) to begin a two match set in Manoa with Big West tournament seeding still yet to be decided. The Rainbow Warriors have yet to drop a set this season, and with four matches left in the regular season, they have emerged as the favorites to win the Big West championship. All-American setter Joe Worsley leads the offense that is attacking at an astounding .478 clip on the season. Worsley is averaging 11.56 assists/game, while also racking up 18 service aces. Opposite Rado Parapunov has been a break out star for Hawaii this season, as he leads the team with 261 kills (4.28 kills/game). Parapunov is hitting .493 on the season and leads the team with 31 service aces. He has plenty of help on offense, as every Hawaii starter is hitting at least .426 on the year.  UC Santa Barbara has been a consistently strong team all season, led by Outside Attacker Corey Chavers who has collected 298 kills, good for 3.55 per game. The offense is more than just Chavers, as Outside Attacker Ryan Wilcox and Middle Hitter Brandon Hicks should each get consideration for Big West Freshman of the Year. Wilcox is averaging 2.49 kills/game, and Hicks is hitting .448 while averaging 1.06 blocks per set to lead the team. The Gauchos’ defense has held opposing teams to a .243 hitting efficiency with Libero Hayden Boehle averaging 2.49 digs/game. 

Barton (20-3, 13-1 ConfCarolinas) vs. King (16-9, 12-2 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Bristol, Tennessee
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What to know: If for no other reason, this match is one of the more juicier matches of the weekend because it was King who won the ConfCarolinas regular season and tournament No. 1 seed last year due to a tiebreaker. Barton, one of the hottest teams in the nation with 14 straight wins will look to keep its streak  going as they face off against King in Tennessee. In their first meeting, the Bulldogs decisively swept the Tornados (19, 14, 17) and more than doubled King’s hitting percentage .393 to .171. Three players from Barton logged double-digit kills, with Angelos Mandilaris leading the way with 13 kills. King, on the other hand, was led by Joshua Kim’s team high six kills. Barton, who has not loss since Feb. 2 in a five-setter to North Greenville is averaging .342 hitting per set while King is logging .244. Defensively, King has the edge in blocking (2.64 to 2.06) and digs (9.52 to 8.72). Barton is led by Angelos and Vasilis Mandilaris, who are recording 4.47 and 3.38 kills per set respectively. Oscar Fiorentino is fourth in the nation with 10.63 assists per set. King is led by Sean Kolhase (3.35 kills per set on .254 hitting) and Joshua Kim (2.59 k/s on .190 hitting). WIth a win, Barton would clinch the first seed in the ConfCarolinas tournament, while King would need to sweep Barton to keep their first seed hopes alive.

No. 2/2 Long Beach State (21-1, 6-0 Big West) vs. UC San Diego (7-15, 0-6 Big West)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Long Beach, California
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No. 7/6 Lewis (20-5, 11-1 MIVA) vs. Quincy (5-20, 0-12 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Romeoville, Illinois
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No. 8/8 UC Irvine (14-6, 2-4 Big West) vs. No. 12 CSUN (10-12, 0-6 Big West)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Northridge, California
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No. 10 Loyola (17-7, 10-2 MIVA) vs. Lindenwood (9-16, 5-7 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Chicago, Illinois
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No. 15 George Mason (14-7, 7-3 EIVA) vs. St. Francis (13-11, 7-3 EIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Loretto, Pennsylvania
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Sacred Heart (3-13, 1-9 EIVA) vs. NJIT (7-13, 2-8 EIVA)
Match vitals: 6 p.m. in Newark, New Jersey
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Charleston (9-16, 1-9 EIVA) vs. Penn State (12-12, 8-2 EIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in University Park, Pennsylvania
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Harvard (6-12, 5-5 EIVA) vs. Princeton (11-12, 9-1 EIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Princeton, New Jersey
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Lees-McRae (2-19, 0-14 ConfCarolinas) vs. Mount Olive (10-14, 8-6 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Banner Elk, North Carolina
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North Greenville (15-11, 8-7 ConfCarolinas) vs. Limestone (12-11, 7-8 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Gaffney, South Carolina
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Belmont Abbey (13-10, 8-6 ConfCarolinas) vs. Erskine (7-19, 4-11 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Belmont, North Carolina
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Division III National Matches of the Day

No. 5 Stevens (23-4) vs. No. 6 Southern Virginia (21-2)
Match vitals: 4:30 p.m. in Hoboken, New Jersey
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What to know: Southern Virginia’s No. 6 ranking is their highest this season and highest ranking in their brief program history. The Knights have already secured the CVC regular season championship when defeated second-place Kean on March 30, so they host the conference tournament next weekend. Southern Virginia has won 18 of their last 19 matches, and in fact their only loses have come in #CincoSets matches. Stevens has already secured the No. 1 seed in the UVC tournament by virtue of defeating co-regular season champion, SUNY-New Paltz, on March 27 in #CincoSets. The Ducks have lost two of their last three, after winning their previous nine matches. The teams have played only once before – a match in Hoboken on April 8, 2017 – where Stevens won in four games. The Ducks dominated the Knights by outhitting them .380 to .158 and out-blocking them 12 to 7. Southern Virginia ranks second in the nation with 12.00 assists/game, second in the name with a 0.328 attack percentage, and third in the nation with 12.69 kills/game. Stevens ranks in the top-ten nationally with 11.91 attacks/game, a 0.292 attack percentage, and 12.67 kills/game.
Southern Virginia Senior outside attacker Paul Clark leads the Knights with 0.433 aces/game, and a 0.376 attack percentage. He also ranks second on the team with 6.30 attacks/game, 1.83 digs/game, and 3.30 kills/game. Last weekend, Clark 30 kills and 16 digs. Stevens Junior opposite David Lehman leads the Ducks with 8.06 attacks/game, 4.11 kills/game, and 4.5 points/game. He also is second on the team with 0.629 blocks/game and a 0.319 attack percentage. In three matches last week, Lehman had 64 kills on 144 attempts, 17 digs, and 14 blocks.

No. 1 Carthage (21-1) vs. North Central (16-9)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Juniata (18-5) vs. Ramapo (15-12)
Match vitals: 4 p.m. in Mahwah, New Jersey
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NAIA National Match of the Day

No. 5 Park (19-3) vs. No. Ottawa-Kansas (13-9)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in St. Louis, Missouri
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