One of the nation’s largest annual preseason college men’s volleyball event produced multiple wins for UCLA and the host school USC.
Watch the video highlights filmed by Off the Block associate editor Jonathan Bates of UCLA’s wins against USC and Pepperdine, along with USC’s win versus UC San Diego at the USC Fall Tournament on Saturday. Continue reading “Video: UCLA, USC earn wins at preseason tournament”
It was anything but easy, yet No. 6/6 UCLA avoided a major upset.
UCLA rallied from a one-game deficit and trailed by as many as three points early in the decisive fifth game before beating Concordia-Irvine 25-22, 23-25, 23-25, 25-16, 15-9 on Saturday at the John Wooden Center. Continue reading “Video: Concordia-Irvine upset bid vs. UCLA comes up just short”
Outside attacker Dylan Missry made sure there would not be a chance for a wild non-conference upset at the John Wooden Center.
Missry finished with both a match-high 10 kills on a .625 attack percentage and three aces as No. 6/6 UCLA swept Sacred Heart on Friday in the first all-time meeting between the two programs. Continue reading “Video: Missry and company leads UCLA in sweep of Sacred Heart”
No. 2/2 Long Beach State kept No. 10/9 Loyola to a season-worst .026 attack percentage in a 25-13, 25-20, 25-19 victory on Saturday. Continue reading “Video: Long Beach State halts Loyola offense in impressive sweep”
Outside attacker Jack Wilson led all players with a season-high five aces and 19 kills to help George Mason upset No. 11 CSUN 27-25, 26-24, 25-23 on Saturday in Long Beach, California. Continue reading “Video: Wilson big night leads George Mason to upset No. 11 CSUN”
All-American outside attacker Jake Langlois once again elevated his play to give an injured No. 4/4 BYU another conference victory.
Langlois had a match-high 19 kills on a .378 attack percentage to help BYU sweep No. 9 Pepperdine 25-22, 25-22, 26-24 on Saturday in Malibu, California. Continue reading “Video: Langlois dominant again in BYU sweep of Pepperdine”
The magic of the old North Gym turned out to be pretty powerful.
No. 14 USC playing in its original home arena instead of the Galen Center upset No. 5/5 Lewis 25-23, 25-23, 29-27 on Thursday for its second victory versus a top-five nationally ranked team this season. Continue reading “Video: No. 14 USC back at original home court upsets No. 5/5 Lewis”
All-American middle attacker Mitch Stahl simply called his teammate Olive Martin unreal against one of the top blocking teams in the nation.
Martin finished with a team-high 12 kills and zero attack errors on an .857 attack percentage to help No. 7/7 UCLA defeat No. 5/5 Lewis 25-20, 25-21, 20-25, 25-18 on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Continue reading “Video: ‘Unreal’ Martin spearheads No. 7/7 UCLA past No. 5/5 Lewis”
Check out video highlights filmed by Off the Block special contributor Brandon Johnson’s of No. 2/2 Long Beach State’s four-game victory against No. 6/6 UC Irvine on Wednesday. Continue reading “Video: No. 2/2 Long Beach State powers over No. 6/6 UC Irvine”
All-American setter Micah Ma’a had a season-high 55 assists and guided the offense to hit .475 as No. 6/6 UCLA defeated UC San Diego 25-19, 25-21, 22-25, 25-21 on Saturday in La Jolla, California. Continue reading “Video: New look UCLA offense rolls through UC San Diego”