Stanford middle attacker Eric Mochalski had 10 kills and set a school single-match record with a .833 attack percentage as No. 4 Stanford swept Loyola 25-19, 25-11, 25-21 on Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif.
Mochalski, who had zero attack errors on 12 attempts, broke the Stanford rally-scoring record that was previously held by Craig Buell who had a .824 attack percentage in a 2003 match against UC Irvine. Stanford (3-0) out-hit Loyola (2-4) .468 to .169, and Mochalski was one of three Cardinal players to have at least 10 kills and a .450 attack percentage in the sweep.
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It’s your top five men’s volleyball story list, but with a twist.
Every Sunday during the men’s volleyball season Off the Block will post the top five best men’s volleyball stories of the week from around the nation. The list, though, is based more on how well the reporter wrote and covered the story rather than just what happened on the court.
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Check out the match results for every Division I-II men’s volleyball team that was in action Saturday.
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Several matches tonight could be previews of Final Four matches in four months.
Three matches tonight pit top 10 ranked against each other teams, including No. 1 UC Irvine and No. 3 BYU closing out their two-match series. In addition, No. 5 Penn State renews its rivalry with No. 8 Ohio State, while No. 6 Long Beach State and No. 10 Pepperdine meet each other in conference play.
Check out the top five men’s volleyball matches from around the nation to follow tonight.
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Check out the match results for every Division I-II men’s volleyball team that was in action Friday.
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There are more than enough intriguing storylines this year for one of the oldest and most prestigious non-conference tournaments in NCAA men’s volleyball history.
Hawai’i, No. 9 Lewis, Springfield and No. 3 UCLA will begin play today at the three-day Outrigger Invitational in Honolulu. Each team will play each other once in tournament’s round-robin format and will conclude with a nationally televised match between UCLA and the host school Hawai’i.
Check out the top five storylines to follow during the Outrigger Invitational.
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Check out the match results for every Division I-II men’s volleyball team that was in action Wednesday.
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The preseason speculation being replace with actual evidence of matches leads to several changes on my media poll ballot this week.
UC Irvine jumping two spots to No. 1 in my ballot was the biggest change. However, there were several other changes among the top 10 teams this week.
Check out this week’s top 10 men’s volleyball media poll and my ballot with explanations on why ranked each team where I did.
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There is a new No. 1 this week in the national media poll.
UC Irvine received eight of 10 first-place votes to jump one spot to No. 1 in the Volleyball Magazine Men’s Division I-II Top 10 Poll that was released Tuesday.
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UC Irvine coach John Speraw would like the chance to be the head coach of the U.S. Men’s Volleyball National Team for the 2016 or future Olympics.
Speraw said Monday on the weekly volleyball radio show “The Net Live” that he would like to be the United States’ head coaching when the position becomes open for a future Olympics.
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