In a #CincoSets match that featured 49 ties, including 17 in the final game, No. 12 CSUN prevailed over No. 8/8 UC Irvine on Friday night in Northridge, California. Both setters dished out over 60 assists on the night, and both pairs of middle attackers had efficient performances. CSUN middle attacker Paul Rzepniewski and Daniel Wetter combined for 24 kills on 35 errorless-swings. UC Irvine middle attackers Scott Stadick and Patrick Sohacki combined for 23 kills while attacking at . 462 clip. UC Irvine opposite Karl Apfelbach and CSUN outside attacker both had 22 kills to lead their respective teams. UC Irvine had 2 aces on 24 service errors, while CSUN had 9 aces on 16 aces. UC Irvine outhit CSUN, .433 to .297, and outblocked them 11 to 5, but prevailed in the end, in part, due to siding out at 85% clip in the final game.
Check out the match highlights as recorded by associate editor Jonathan Bates.
No. 5/5 UCLA out-hit No. 14 Concordia-Irvine, .322 to .110 en route to a sweep on Thursday night in Westwood.
The Bruins also used five blocks in the second game to out-block the Eagles 8 to 5 on the night. UCLA middle attacker Grant Maleski had three of the Bruins’ six aces, while Opposite Daenen Gyimah had a match-high 14 kills.
Watch the highlights of this match as recorded by associate editor Jonathan Bates.