Outside attacker Sam Holt finished with a season-high 27 kills as Cal State Northridge defeated Ohio State 25-22, 23-25, 29-31, 25-21, 15-13 at the Active Ankle Tournament on Saturday in Long Beach, Calif.
Cal State Northridge in its first non-conference victory of the season out-hit Ohio State .273 to .252, including holding the Buckeyes (8-11, 4-4 MIVA) to a match-low .167 attack percentage in the decisive fifth game. Continue reading →
So much for the Conference Carolinas not being to compete any teams from the powerhouse MPSF.
Freshman outside attacker Roberto Perez Vargas had a match-high 20 kills as Erskine beat Cal Baptist 15-25, 26-24, 18-25, 25-15, 19-17 on Saturday in Riverside, Calif., to become the first Conference Carolinas school to beat a team from the MPSF. Continue reading →
From rivalry matches to big non-conference and conference showdowns, this slate of matches features everything needed for a big night of college men’s volleyball.
No. 2 Long Beach State and Penn State will both look to improve its NCAA Tournament resume for the selection committee as they play each other in one of the biggest non-conference matches of the season. In addition, No. 7 Stanford will attempt to continue its second-half surge up the MPSF standings as it concludes its weekend series against No. 10 Hawai’i.
Postseason implications are in full effect tonight.
No. 3 BYU and No. 8 UC Irvine will meet in a rematch of the 2013 NCAA finals that could have significant ramifications in the MPSF standings. In addition, No. 4 UC Santa Barbara will play No. 5 Pepperdine with both teams eye a potential at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
No. 5 Pepperdine earned a road conference victory to move into third place in the MPSF as it defeated No. 6 UCLA 25-18, 28-30, 25-23, 25-22 on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Check out Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates’ interview with Pepperdine coach Marv Dunphy as the Hall of Fame coaches breaks down his team’s win and the importance of winning on the road in the MPSF. Continue reading →
For a regular season mid-week slate of matches, this is about as big as it gets in college men’s volleyball.
No. 4 Pepperdine and No. 6 UCLA will play each other in a conference showdown that could be a factor when the selection committee meets in the upcoming weeks. In addition, Ball State and IPFW will renew one of the top in-state rivals with second place in the MIVA on the line.