Still dreaming: Loyola pounds Stanford to win program’s first NCAA championship

The dream season is now a reality.

The No. 1 seed Loyola had a near NCAA Tournament record .452 attack percentage as it defeated the No. 3 seed Stanford 25-17, 19-25, 25-19, 25-15 on Saturday in Chicago to win its first national title in program history.

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Jaeschke powers Loyola past Penn State, into NCAA finals

All-American outside attacker Thomas Jaeschke made sure the sold-out home crowd didn’t leave Gentile Arena disappointed.

Jaeschke had a match-high 24 kills as Loyola defeated Penn State 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 18-25, 15-11 in front of 4,435 fans at the NCAA Tournament semifinals on Thursday in Chicago.

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Stanford finally knocks off BYU in 5 games, advances to NCAA finals

Fourth time was a charm for Stanford.

After losing three previous meetings this season, the No. 3 seed Stanford rallied from a one-game deficit and fought off two match-points to beat the No. 2 seed BYU 25-18, 21-25, 25-22, 29-27, 15-12 in the NCAA Tournament semifinals on Tuesday in Chicago. Continue reading

Russanity powers Penn State through Lewis, into NCAA semifinals

Aaron Russell backed-up his coach calling him a top-three outside attacker in the nation and got Penn State back into the NCAA Tournament semifinals.

Russell had a match-high 20 kills as the No. 5 seed Penn State defeated the No. 4 seed Lewis 27-25, 19-25, 25-23, 25-19 in the NCAA Tournament play-in match on Tuesday in Chicago.
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Stanford breezes past Erskine in NCAA Tournament play-in match

Middle attacker Conrad Kaminski as one of the few Midwest players on Stanford’s roster made the most of his team’s NCAA Tournament opener in Chicago.

Kaminski had a match-high six blocks as the No. 3 seed Stanford swept the No. 6 seed Erskine 25-14, 25-16, 25-16 on Tuesday in the NCAA Tournament play-in round on Tuesday at Gentile Arena.
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