Hawai’i puts away pesky Lewis to reach NCAA finals

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Middle attacker Patrick Gasman early in the third game with his team in the lead and serving cracked a giant smile while briefly chatting with a teammate.

Gasman isn’t the most emotional player Hawai’i. However, he had plenty of reasons to be enjoying himself on the court in the NCAA Tournament semifinals. Continue reading “Hawai’i puts away pesky Lewis to reach NCAA finals”

Lewis just too much Loyola in MIVA Tournament finals sweep

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Kaitlyn Jasnica | Off the Block special contributor

ROMEOVILLE — It kind of felt unfair.

Loyola outside hitter Collin Mahan crushed the pipe at Lewis libero Michael Simmons. Julian Moses jabbed at it to keep it alive and seconds later Mahan got a second stab. Ryan Coenen and Simmons both dove on the floor to keep the play going. Lewis got a solid dig, and Matt Yoshimoto dished out a perfect set to Moses who lit it up cross court. Continue reading “Lewis just too much Loyola in MIVA Tournament finals sweep”

Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

Two weeks before the start of the college men’s volleyball postseason and the bracketology battle teams remain tight.

Off the Block 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 positioning. Continue reading “Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria”