Check out the match results for every Division I-II men’s volleyball team that was in action Friday.
No. 3 BYU def. No. 1 UC Irvine 22-25, 24-26, 25-23, 25-23, 15-11
No. 2 Long Beach State def. UC Santa Barbara 25-23, 25-20, 25-22
No. 5 Pepperdine def. Pacific 25-20, 18-25, 30-28, 25-16
No. 8 Cal State Northridge def. Hawai’i 25-21, 17-25, 26-24, 25-23
Cal Baptist def. UC San Diego 25-22, 25-15, 25-21
No. 4 Ohio State def. Loyola 25-16, 25-20, 23-25, 20-25, 15-13
Grand Canyon def. IPFW 25-18, 25-21, 20-25, 25-17
No. 9 Penn State def. Rutgers-Newark 25-13, 25-20, 25-19
George Mason def. No. 10 Harvard 25-20, 25-19, 25-19
Princeton def. Sacred Heart 25-16, 25-18, 23-25, 25-10
Lindenwood def. Carthage 25-17, 25-18, 25-19
Lindenwood def. King 25-13, 25-9, 25-20
Graceland def. Belmont Abbey in five games
One Reply to “Men’s volleyball match results from Friday”
I shared this on twitter, but in case anybody missed it, it’s definitely of interest:
UCI led 2-0 in sets and 19-14 in the 3rd. A team with a lead like that will win the match 97 percent of the time. So that match was over, done and dusted. Except nobody told BYU. Between that and Patch’s amazing night (35 kills, BYU record for a rally-scoring match), if you saw that match you witnessed history.
And boy that Hawaii match was just a train wreck. Apparently JP Marks had some sort of violently awful flu. Not only did he not dress for the match, he wasn’t even in the arena. Coach Wade continued his little experiment of putting Johann Timmer in as the starting middle, to get him more serving opportunities. That really left only Jace Olsen to take Marks’ spot on the pin, and he had a brutal match. Just 5 kills in 4 sets, and 9 errors to end up at -.190 on the night. This after how he played as a regular starter early in the season (when Hawaii looked like absolute doormats) has me really wondering how he was ever such a hotshot recruit, and how he wound up at Penn State.
The only other option for the pin would have been…well, Timmer. Nobody else on the Hawaii roster has played much this year (the next man down on the depth chart might actually have been Harrison Phelps, but he suited up as a libero for that match). Timmer took to his more usual role of serving specialist in set 3, meaning Davis Holt played a fair bit more. There was a pretty bad call late in the set as well as a Hawaii hit on 24-all was called out, and replays showed it was in. You hate to see that at 24-all.
I also watched and wrote up GCU vs. IPFW. GCU looked pretty well in control most of the way, playing no worse than sideout volleyball, even for most of set 3 — IPFW just had a couple of good runs. I expect they’ll win the return match later tonight.
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