Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

The postseason is not here yet, but several matches tonight will have a definite postseason feel.

No. 1 Hawai’i will attempt to maintain its hold on first place in the MPSF as it opens a two-match series against No. 6 BYU. In addition, No. 12 UCLA and No. 14 Stanford will play each other with a postseason berth on the line. Check out all the college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

The postseason picture and conference tournament brackets have a chance to get further solidified with several critical matches tonight.

No. 11 Ohio State and No. 14 IPFW will play each other in a late-season conference match with both teams needing a victory a improve their postseason seeding. In addition, No. 6 BYU will look to avoid a possible upset as it continues its weekend series against No. 13 CSUN. Continue reading

Video: No. 7 BYU sweeps No. 13 CSUN to snap losing streak

Opposite Matt Underwood had a team-high 13 kills and five blocks as No. 6 BYU swept No. 13 CSUN 28-26, 25-21, 25-15 on Friday in Northridge, California.

With this victory, the Cougars clinched a berth to the upcoming eight-team MPSF Tournament. It also ended BYU’s six match losing streak — the program’s longest streak since 1991. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Only a few weeks until the postseason and several matches today could go a long way to determining the conference tournament fields.

No. 6 BYU and No. 13 CSUN will open a two-match weekend series with both teams facing a near must-win situation for completely different reasons. In addition, No. 1 Hawai’i will attempt to remain in first place in the MPSF as it plays host to No. 15 Stanford. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Everything from streaks to first place in the conference standings is on the line tonight.

No. 5 UC Irvine will attempt to become the first team in almost two years to win a road match against No. 6 BYU as the two teams open a two-match series in Provo, Utah. In addition, No. 8 Penn State and Princeton will meet each other in a rematch of the 2014 EIVA Tournament championship match. Continue reading

Video: Taylor, Kalmbach power No. 4 Pepperdine past No. 6 BYU

Outside attacker Josh Taylor and opposite Parker Kalmbach each had a match-high 24 kills as No. 4 Pepperdine defeated No. 6 BYU 26-24, 25-17, 23-25, 27-25 on Saturday.

The Waves out-hit the Cougars .407 to .333 to complete the two-match series sweep. It was also second consecutive match that Pepperdine finished with more than a .400 attack percentage against BYU, which entered the weekend holding opponents to a second-best in the conference .201 attack percentage. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Bring on all the rematches with this slate of matches.

No. 4 Pepperdine attempting to complete the two-match series sweep against No. 6 BYU highlights the matches. In addition, No. 10 Penn State will play host to No. 10 Ohio State in a critical non-conference match. Continue reading