Check out all the matches today involving NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams and how to follow them live.
No. 12 George Mason (4-2, 1-0 EIVA) vs. No. 13 Ball State (6-1, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7:30 p.m. in Muncie, Indiana
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets
What to know: Expect there to be plenty of defense as No. 13 Ball State plays host to No. 11 George Mason in a non-conference match. The defending EIVA champions Patriots and the Cardinals through the first three weeks of the season both are among the nation’s leaders holding opponents to less than a .200 attack percentage. George Mason is second in the nation and leads the EIVA with opponents having a .155 attack percentage, including forcing No. 10/8 Loyola to hit a season-low .116 in a five-game loss on Saturday. Middle attackers Graham Greshman and Garrett Kollar also are two of the four EIVA players averaging at least 1.00 blocks per game. Greshman has a conference-best 1.25 blocks per game average and at least four blocks in every match he has started this season. Kollar is tied for second in the EIVA with a 1.00 blocks per game average. Ball State begins its season-long five-match home stand third in the nation and leading the MIVA with a 2.65 blocks per game average. All-MIVA middle attacker Matt Walsh is fourth in the conference averaging 1.23 blocks per game. Ball State is undefeated in five non-conference matches versus EIVA opponents this season with Walsh having at least four blocks in four of those matches. Along with his defense, Walsh has a .512 attack percentage and had a season-high 11 kills while hitting .714 in a five-game road victory against Harvard last week. Ball State has won all three matches against George Mason since the two schools renewed their annual non-conference match in 2014. Ball State defeated George Mason in five games last season in a match that featured a combined 52 service errors and the Patriots committing a season-high 31 service errors. The Cardinals in the first month of the season have already twice won matches when they committed more than 20 service errors.