Check out Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates’ postmatch interview assistant coach Mark Presho and setter Michael Saeta following No. 12 UC Irvine’s upset victory against No. 1/2 UCLA on Thursday. Continue reading
Outside attacker Kyle Russell finished with a season-high 21 kills as No. 12 UC Irvine upset No. 2/1 UCLA in a fifth-game overtime on Thursday.
Check out the video highlights filmed by Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates of the upset, including the fifth-game overtime. Continue reading
[Editor’s note: Off the Block is partnering with VolleyMetrics this season to provide the volleyball community with an in-depth analysis at the stats and in-match metrics for college men’s volleyball. The following analysis is from VolleyMetrics.]
This is a week for those teams just outside of the top 10 and the top 15 to be able to make some movement and shake up the national rankings. Continue reading
Check out the five things to take away from the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball matches this weekend. Continue reading
No. 4/3 UC Irvine snapped its two-match losing streak as it defeated No. 8/7 UC Santa Barbara 25-19, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22 on Saturday in Irvine, California.
Check out Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates and Brendan Yu of News University postmatch interviews with All-American outside attacker Tamhir Hershko and UC Irvine coach David Kniffin. Continue reading
All-American outside attacker Tamir Hershko had both a match-high 19 kills on one attack error and 12 digs as No. 4/3 UC Irvine defeated No. 8/7 UC Santa Barbara in four games on Saturday in Irvine, California.
Check out the video highlights from this MPSF match filmed by Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates. Continue reading
The biggest non-conference weekend in college men’s volleyball continues with multiple match-ups against nationally ranked teams.
No. 3 Loyola and No. 2 UC Irvine will meet in a rematch from last year’s postseason with both teams trying to get a signature non-conference victory. In addition, No. 1 BYU will attempt to avoid upset as it plays host to No. 14 George Mason. Continue reading