Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor
Earlier this afternoon, Concordia-Irvine announced that four matches have been postponed due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The four matches includes two matches that were scheduled for this weekend at No. 10 Grand Canyon, and a home-and-home series with No. 7/5 Pepperdine next week.
Concordia-Irvine is the second MPSF school, and fourth NCAA Division I/II program to pause their program this season due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. USC’s first two matches, against No. 6/6 UCLA and Pepperdine, were postponed, while ConfCarolinas members Lees-McRae and Erskine have had a total of seven matches postponed.
Erskine and Lees-McRae both return to the court on Friday against North Greenville and Barton respectively, while USC returns to the court this Saturday at UCLA.
Concordia-Irvine’s next scheduled match is February 25, at UCLA, which would give the Eagles almost a four-week span between matches. Both Concordia-Irvine and Grand Canyon last played on January, where the Lopes swept the Eagles in Irvine.
Grand Canyon is a little off in terms of their break from action, as their next scheduled match is at No. 1/2 BYU on February 18 (19 days). Pepperdine is at BYU this weekend, so their break from action will only be 11 days.
Concordia-Irvine, Pepperdine, and Grand Canyon hope to reschedule these postponed matches for later this season.