Check out all the college men’s volleyball matches to follow today and how to follow the matches live.
No. 1 Hawai’i (0-0, 0-0 Big West) vs. No. 7 Loyola (0-0. 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Honolulu, Hawai’i
Follow live: Live stats, Live Video (ESPN+), Radio feed In-match tweets
What to know: No. 1 Hawai’i on the night it will unveil its championship banner in the stadium rafters will begin its title defense with a match-up against a program that has experience repeating as champions. Hawai’i will open the season with a two-match non-conference home series against No. 7 Loyola. The Rainbow Warriors enter this season attempting to join the Ramblers as one of five teams in the last 10 years to win back-to-back national championships. Hawai’i will have to replace multiple All-American starters from its championship team but returns Preseason All-American setter Jakob Thelle. Thelle, a finalist for the 2021 Lloy Ball Award, guided the offense last season to a nation-best .360 attack percentage and was fifth in the nation averaging 10.69 assists per game. The defending champions in the offseason also added All-MPSF middle attacker Kyler Presho. Presho transferred from Stanford after finishing 2021 in the nation’s top 20 with a 1.04 blocks per game average. Both Loyola and Hawai’i finished atop their conferences’ preseason coaches polls that were released in December. The Ramblers return the majority of their starters after reaching the MIVA Tournament finals last season. All-MIVA outside attacker Cole Schlothauer led Loyoal and was in the nation’s top 20 with a 3.81 kills per game average. In addition, All-MIVA setter Garrett Zolg returned to the court after missing the 2020 season and finished in the nation’s top 15 averaging 0.45 aces per game. Loyola this season is attempting to win the MIVA championship and reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time since repeating as national champions in 2015. Hawai’i leads the all-time series against Loyola 5-1 with the Ramblers lone win occurring in 2002. In addition, the Rainbow Warriors are on a 46-match regular season winning streak against non-West Coast teams that dates back to 2013.
Stanford (0-0, 0-0 MPSF) vs. Lindenwood (0-0. 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Stanford, California
Follow live: Live stats, Live Video, In-match tweets