Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

All the matches are done, and now it’s up left to the NCAA men’s volleyball committee to determine the NCAA Tournament field.

Off the Block has crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding. Continue reading “Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria”

Long Beach State dominates from service line to win inaugural Big West championship

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Long Beach State had best serving performances of the season to win inaugural Big West Tournament championship.

Long Beach State had a season-high 10 aces as it swept Hawai’i 25-23, 25-14, 25-19 in the Big West Tournament finals on Saturday in Long Beach, California. Continue reading “Long Beach State dominates from service line to win inaugural Big West championship”

Sander exits Smith Fieldhouse leading BYU to another MPSF title

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All-MPSF outside attacker Brenden Sander delivered his farewell performance at the Smith Fieldhouse in grand fashion.

Sander finished with a match-high 18 kills while hitting .485 as BYU rallied to beat UCLA 17-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-21 in the MPSF Tournament finals on Saturday in Provo, Utah. Continue reading “Sander exits Smith Fieldhouse leading BYU to another MPSF title”

Szerszen powers Ohio State past Loyola for third straight MIVA title

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The MIVA championship three-peat is complete. Now onto the NCAA championship three-peat thanks to All-MIVA outside attacker Nicolas Szerszen.

Szerszen had a match-high four aces and added 12 kills on a .417 attack percentage to help Ohio State sweep Loyola 25-20, 25-23, 25-19 in the MIVA Tournament finals on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. Continue reading “Szerszen powers Ohio State past Loyola for third straight MIVA title”