Video: Freshman leads No. 9 UCLA in sweep of Princeton

Freshman outside attacker J.T. Hatch had a match-high 11 kills and zero attack errors as No. 9 UCLA swept Princeton 25-18, 25-21, 25-21 on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Hatch led all players in the non-conference victory with a .733 attack percentage. In addition, the Bruins out-hit the Tigers .368 to .246 to snap their two-match losing streak. Continue reading

The top college men’s volleyball stories of the week

It’s your top men’s volleyball stories list, but with a twist.

Every Sunday during the men’s volleyball regular season, Off the Block will post the best men’s volleyball stories of the week from around the nation. The list, though, is based more on how well the reporter wrote and covered the story rather than just what happened on the court. Continue reading

Video: No. 6 Pepperdine pounds No. 10 Long Beach State for conference win

All-conference opposite Parker Kalmbach had a match-high 24 kills on a .564 attack percentage to help No. 6 Pepperdine defeat No. 10 Long Beach State 23-25, 25-12, 25-22, 25-16 on Saturday in Malibu, California.

Kalmbach was one of three Waves to finish with double-digit kills. In addition, Pepperdine out-hit Long Beach State .378 to .155, including having a .615 attack percentage in its 13-point second game win. Continue reading