The big block from UCLA was able to stifle Hawai’i’s explosive offense and give the Bruins another Outrigger Invitational championship.
Middle attacker Trent Kersten was one two Bruins with at least five blocks as No. 6 UCLA defeated Hawai’i 25-19, 14-25, 25-19, 25-16 in the defacto tournament championship match on Saturday in Honolulu
It’s a huge slate of marquee non-conference matches tonight in college men’s volleyball.
A defacto championship match at the Outrigger Invitational between UCLA and Hawai’i highlights the non-conference matches. However, not to be a overlooked by the non-conference matches is a rematch of the 2013 MPSF championship as No. 1 Long Beach State and BYU met in conference play. Continue reading →
Some of the biggest non-conference matches during the entire college men’s season will be played tonight.
No. 9 Lewis less than one week after upsetting BYU will now try to beat another MPSF school as it travels out to the a West Coast to play No. 5 Stanford. In addition, the Outrigger Invitational continues with No. 10 Penn State playing Hawai’i in the late-night match.
There are some big storylines that will played-out during one of college men’s volleyball’s biggest annual non-conference tournaments.
Everything from UCLA trying to accomplish a feat never achieved to all four teams attempting to pick-up signature non-conference victories highlight the storylines as the 20th annual Outrigger Invitational begins Thursday in Honolulu.
A lot has happened in college men’s volleyball since UC Irvine won the NCAA championship in May.
The 2013 off-season has seen everything from major shake-ups to the NCAA Tournament and conference alignments to big non-conference matches being scheduled and new national awards added for the upcoming season. Check out the top 10 college men’s volleyball shorelines from the off-season. Continue reading →
Hawai’i coach Charlie Wade is getting his ideal tournament field for the upcoming Outrigger Invitational.
Wade said Monday in an interview with Off the Block that for the second consecutive year Penn State, Ohio State and UCLA will participate along with Hawai’i at its annual home tournament during the 2014 season. Continue reading →