Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

One month into the season and the matches only continue to get more critical each week.

No. 2 USC and No. 6 Hawai’i playing in the final of their two-match series highlights the slate of matches tonight. In addition, both Cal State Northridge and George Mason will attempt to pull off upsets against top-10 nationally ranked teams. Continue reading

Video: USC offense unstoppable in sweep vs. Cal State Northridge

No. 2 USC on a night when it honored two of the top offensive players in its program’s history had its best offensive performance of the season.

USC finished with a season-high .543 attack percentage as it swept Cal State Northridge 25-16, 25-17, 25-17 on Friday in Los Angeles to remain undefeated this season. Continue reading

Video: No. 12 Stanford dominates CSUN in decisive fifth game

Middle attacker Conrad Kaminski had a match-high 12 blocks and added nine kills as No. 12 Stanford defeated Cal State Northridge 26-24, 19-25, 25-19, 22-25, 15-3 on Friday in Palo Alto, California.

Kaminski also helped keep the Matadors without a kill and to a negative-.625 attack percentage in the decisive fifth game. Stanford finished the conference match out-hitting Cal State Northridge .205 to .171. Continue reading

Video: No. 15 Cal State Northridge offense too much for UCSD

Opposite Damani Lenore had a match-high 12 kills as No. 15 Cal State Northridge swept UC San Diego 25-20, 25-13, 25-21 on Friday in Northridge, California.

The Matadors in the conference victory out-hit the Tritons .301 to .027 and had three players finish with at least nine kills. Along with Lenore, outside attacker Sam Holt had 11 kills, while middle attacker Greg Faulker added nine kills. Continue reading

Season Preview: Teams that may surprise everyone in 2015

Who doesn’t like a team that becomes the feel-good story of the season by exceeding preseason expectations.

Several teams that last season finished outside the national rankings or missed their conference tournament could have big seasons in 2015. Continue reading