Video: Highlights of No. 5/5 Loyola’s sweep of No/ 11/10 CSUN

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No. 5/5 Loyola improved to 6-1 on the season, as they defeated No. 11/10 CSUN on the road on Friday night in three games. The Ramblers needed to go OT in the first game that featured 19 ties, before pulling it out, 34-32. Loyola was in control of the last two games where they only committed two attack errors. Loyola outhit CSUN, .387 to .245, while their passing proved to be the difference as shown in the side-out margin (75% to 65%). Opposite Luke Denton led all players with 15 kills, while outside attackers Collin Mahan and Will Tischler chipped in with 12 kills and 10 kills respectively. Check out the highlights as captured by associate editor, Jonathan Bates.

Video: Highlights of USC’s upset of No. 3/4 UC Irvine

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USC defeated No. 3/4 UC Irvine in four games last night at Galen Center. The Trojans got off to a hot start, as they converted on their first 17 side-out opportunities. The Trojans also attacked at a blistering .690 clip in Set 1. USC’s service pressure (three aces) and blocking (five blocks) in the fourth game sealed the game in favor of the Trojans. The Trojans were led by a balanced, three-pronged attack of Jack Wyett (19 kills), Ryan Moss (16 kills), and Gianluca Grasso (14 kills). For UC Irvine, both outside attacker Joel Schneidmiller and opposite Karl Apfelbach had off nights – attacking in the low .100’s. Check out the highlights as captured by associate editor, Jonathan Bates.

Video: USC beats Lindenwood in lengthy OT to win Battle for the Tall Slim Tees V-Neck

USC bounced back a day after losing to Barton with a sweep in a trophy match.

Outside attacker Jack Wyett had a match-high 19 kills while hitting .457 as USC beat Lindenwood 25-20, 25-21, 32-30 to win the Battle for the Tall Slim Tees V-Neck on Sunday at the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB. Continue reading “Video: USC beats Lindenwood in lengthy OT to win Battle for the Tall Slim Tees V-Neck”

Video: Barton sweeps Quincy to capture Grow the Game Challenge championship

The dream weekend ended with a tournament championship.

Barton remained undefeated in tournament play as it swept Quincy 25-14, 25-21, 29-27 in the Battle of the Molten Golden Volleyball on Sunday to become the 2019 champions of the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB. Continue reading “Video: Barton sweeps Quincy to capture Grow the Game Challenge championship”

Video: Quincy shuts down Limestone in morning sweep

Outside attacker Stevie Bresser had a match-high five. Blocks along with 10 kill as Quincy swept Limestone 25-23, 25-19, 25-19 on Sunday at the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge.

Bresser was one of two Hawks with double-digit kills in their opening match of the non-conference tournament. Outside attacker Omari Wheeler also led all players with 15 kills.

Quincy out-hit Limestone .292 to .038, including hitting a match-best .414 attack percentage in the final game.

Limestone outside attacker Jordan Barrett in the loss had a team-high seven kills.

Video: Grand Canyon makes epic fifth-game comeback to beat Lindenwood

The Antelopes avoided a comeback loss by pulling off a comeback of their own.

No. 15 Grand Canyon rallied from a five-point deficit in the decisive fifth game to defeat Lindenwood 25-16, 25-17, 23-25, 20-25, 15-13 in the Clash of the Nashville Thai Massage Twisted Knot on Saturday at the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB. Continue reading “Video: Grand Canyon makes epic fifth-game comeback to beat Lindenwood”

Video: Fontbonne sweeps Cumberland to win Grow the Game Challenge title

The offense for Fontbonne University  continued to roll all the way to win a trophy game and the tournament championship.

Fontbonne hit .353 as it swept the host school Cumberland 25-12, 25-16, 25-20 to win the Battle for The Cox Team House Keys on Saturday in Lebanon, Tennessee on Saturday.

With this victory, Fontbonne also clinched the Division III/NAIA Division Championship at the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB. Continue reading “Video: Fontbonne sweeps Cumberland to win Grow the Game Challenge title”