The MIVA champions Lewis will play USC in the NCAA Tournament opening round on Tuesday in Long Beach, California.
Listen to Off the Block’s interview with coach Dan Friend and All-MIVA outside attacker Ryan Coenen as they prepare for their match against the Trojans.
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No. 10/9 Lewis delivered a statement road win to move into sole possession of first place in the MIVA.
Lewis finished with a .369 attack percentage as it rallied from an opening-game overtime loss to beat No. 7/7 Loyola 26-28, 25-17, 25-23, 25-17 on Friday in Chicago.
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Listen to Off the Block’s interview with Lewis coach Dan Friend about the Flyers’ start to the preseason and creating the
Rae Strong Foundation.
The non-profit organization provides financial and emotional support to families who have premature babies born 14 or more weeks before their due date. The group that Friend and his wife, the Lewis women’s volleyball head coach, founded during the offseason is name after their 1-year-old daughter who was born premature.
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Check out Off the Block’s interview with coach Dan Friend after No. 9/8 Lewis swept No. 4/4 Ohio State on Thursday to become the first team in conference play to beat the Buckeyes in more than two years.
Watch Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates’ postmatch interview with coach Dan Friend following No. 5/5 Lewis’ three-game road loss to No. 14 USC on Thursday.
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Middle attacker John Hodul had a match-high seven blocks and and added six kills with zero attack errors to help No. 8/7 Lewis beat No. 15 Penn State 28-2, 25-14, 16-25, 19-25, 15-9 on Friday in University Park, Pennsylvania.
The Flyers rebounded from hitting in a negative attack percentage in the third game and a fourth-game loss to get their second straight non-conference victory versus a nationally ranked team.
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Setter Scott Fifer guided the offense to a .333 attack percentage and added two aces to help the No. 4 seed Lewis defeat the No. 5 seed Grand Canyon in four games on Friday in the MIVA Tournament quarterfinals.
Check out Off the Block’s postmatch interview with coach Dan Friend as Lewis advanced to the conference tournament semifinals for the ninth straight season.
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Check out Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates’ postmatch interview with coach Dan Friend after No. 13 Lewis lost to No. 14 UC Irvine in five games on Saturday.
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Check out Off the Block’s postmatch interview coach Dan Friend after No. 8 Lewis defeated No. 9 UC Santa Barbara in four games on Saturday to open the 2016 college men’s volleyball season.
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Check out Off the Block’s interview with Lewis coach Dan Friend as he discusses his team’s preseason and preparing for the upcoming season.
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