Conference play is underway across the entire nation with several critical match-ups.
No. 5 Pepperdine traveling to No. 8 UC Santa Barbara in a battle between two of the conference’s preseason favorites highlights the slate of matches. In addition, No. 4 UC Irvine will conclude their two-match home series against No. 6 Hawai’i. Continue reading →
Check out Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates’ postmatch interview with outside attacker Kyle Russell following No. 6 UC Irvine’s sweep against No. 11 Long Beach State on Saturday. Continue reading →
Outside attacker Kyle Russell had a match-high 13 kills as No. 6 UC Irvine swept No. 11 Long Beach State 25-21, 25-19, 25-23 in its conference opener on Saturday in Long Beach, California. Continue reading →
It’s been absolute chaos this weekend with four of the top 10 nationally ranked teams losing and even more top-ranked teams will be tested tonight.
No. 13 IPFW will look to extend No. 10 Penn State’s season-opening losing streak as the two teams meet in the Off the Block East vs. Midwest Challenge. In addition, No. 7 BYU with its retooled starting lineup will attempt to complete a series sweep against No. 4 UCLA. Continue reading →
The college men’s volleyball weekend isn’t done yet with two more matches featuring top-10 nationally ranked teams.
No. 8 UC Irvine and No. 10 Hawai’i will play each other for the Outrigger Invitational championship. In addition, No. 1 Pepperdine and George Mason will conclude their two-match non-conference series. Continue reading →
Outside attacker Greg Petty had a career-high 18 kills as No. 9 Lewis swept No. 8 UC Irvine 25-22, 25-22, 25-23 in its season-opener Monday in Irvine, California.
The Flyers in the non-conference victory out-hit the Anteaters .430 to .265, including having .538 a match-high attack percentage in the second game. In addition, Lewis committed nine attack errors the entire match — nine fewer errors than UC Irvine. Continue reading →