Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Conference tournament seeding will be on the line with the start of the postseason looming two weeks away.

Princeton and Harvard highlight the slate of matches as they battle for sole possession of second place in the EIVA. In addition, No. 5 UC Irvine will play host to No. 10 Long Beach State in today’s only match between nationally ranked teams. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Before any postseason brackets can get busted in April there are several matches tonight that could go a long way to determining the teams and match-ups in those brackets.

No. 4 Pepperdine playing host to No. 6 BYU highlights the slate of matches with both teams need a win to move up in the conference standings. In addition, No. 7 USC will attempt to bounce-back from an upset loss earlier in the week as travels to No. 9 Long Beach State. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

First place is not only on the line in one conference but in three conferences tonight.

No. 3 UC Irvine will try to take sole possession of first place in the MPSF as it travels to play No. 5 Pepperdine. In addition, Pfeiffer and Erskine will play each other in a possible preview of the Conference Carolinas championship match. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

It’s weeks before the conference tournament begins but several matches tonight could have a significant effect on the postseason seeding.

No. 2 Lewis faces a must-win match to remain in sole possession of first place in the MIVA as it travels to play No. 11 Ohio State. In addition, No. 9 UC Santa Barbara and No. 10 UCLA will play each other with both teams needing a win to move a step closer to solidify a berth in the MPSF Tournament. Continue reading

Video: No. 10 Long Beach out-lasts No. 9 UCLA to win in 5 games

It wasn’t pretty at times but No. 10 Long Beach State finished getting a critical conference road victory against a top-10 ranked team.

Long Beach State despite being out-hit .255 to .237 overcame a one-game deficit to defeat No. 9 UCLA 20-25, 25-23, 27-25, 23-25, 15-11 on Friday in Los Angeles. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

It’s the start to the second half of the college men’s volleyball season — when the real March Madness begins.

No. 5 Hawai’i and No. 6 Pepperdine highlight the slate of matches tonight as both teams try to get a signature victory and remain in contention for a conference title. In addition, No. 9 UCLA will look to further solidify its chances at a postseason berth as it plays No. 10 Long Beach State. Continue reading

Video: Averill powers No. 6 Hawai’i past No. 10 Long Beach State

All-American middle attacker Tyler Averill had both a match-high 14 kills and nine blocks as No. 6 Hawai’i defeated No. 10 Long Beach State 25-22, 24-26, 25-14, 25-22 on Friday in Long Beach, California.

Averill in the conference victory led all players with a .545 attack percentage to help the Rainbow Warriors out-hit the 49ers .224 to .126. In addition, the win moves Hawai’i into a tie with No. 5 Pepperdine for third place in MPSF and a half-match out of first place. Continue reading

Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

The team match-ups don’t get much better than this during the regular season.

No. 5 BYU will play host to No. 13 Ball State in a showdown between two of the top blocking teams in the nation. In addition, No. 3 UC Irvine will look to continue its recent offensive dominance as it plays No. 9 UCLA. Continue reading