Video: George Mason coach Hosack reacts to winning EIVA regular season title

The EIVA Tournament is heading to George Mason for the first time in more than 20 years.

George Mason rallied to beat Harvard 25-22, 27-29, 25-27, 27-25, 15-11 on Friday in Fairfax, Virginia, to clinch the EIVA regular season championship and home court advantage throughout the upcoming conference tournament.


Middle attacker Jack Reese finished with a team-high 16 kills on a .385 attack percentage. In addition, Reese was one of five Patriots with double-digit kills in the victory.

George Mason out-hit Harvard .212 to .188, including holding the second-place Crimson to a match-worst negative-.056 attack percentage in the decisive fifth game.

Outside attacker Brad Gretsch in the loss had a match-high 23 kills and added 11 digs.

The four-team EIVA Tournament will begin Thursday at George Mason. The No. 1 seed George Mason will play host to the No. 4 seed Princeton in the semifinals, while the No. 2 seed Harvard and the No. 3 seed Penn State will meet in the other semifinal match.

Check out Off the Block’s postmatch interview with George Mason coach Jay Hosack