Nothing beats the drama of a decisive fifth game. Scratch that, we mean Cinco Sets — the phrase used on social media to describe these college men’s volleyball matches that go to the tiebreaking final game.
The driving force behind the growth of the #CincoSets hashtag has been Off the Block associate editor Jonathan Bates. While he popularized the term, EIVA commissioner Ivan Marquez inspired the term for matches that go to a fifth game.
Off the Block, following the suggestion of former Lincoln-Memorial assistant coach Cody Jankowski, is now keeping a running total of how many matches went cinco. Check back through the season as this page will be updated after any match goes cinco.
Results/Standings as of Jan. 28
List of 2021 #CincoSets Matches
|Jan. 15||Saint Francis at Queens||Queens def. SFU, 15-5||SFU was up 2-1|
|Jan. 21||Queens at Lourdes||Lourdes def. Queens, 15-11||Lourdes won first two games.|
|Jan. 22||Ball State at No. 13 George Mason||GMU def. BSU, 17-15||GMU won the odd games.|
|Jan. 22||Georgetown at Lindenwood||Lindenwood def. Georgetown, 15-10||Lindenwood won first two games.|
|Jan. 23||King at Saint Francis||King def. SFU, 15-10||SFU was up 2-1|
|Jan. 23||Ottawa (AZ) vs. Erskine||Ottawa (AZ) def. Erskine, 15-11||Erskine was up 2-1|
|Jan. 25||No. 12 Concordia-Irvine at No. 7 Pepperdine||Pepperdine def. CUI, 15-5||CUI was up 2-1|
|Jan. 27||Erskine at Reinhardt||Erskine def. Reinhardt, 15-13||Erskine won odd games; third game was 35-33.|
|Jan. 28||Belmont Abbey at Queens||BAC def. Queens, 15-11||BAC won via reverse sweep|
|Jan. 29||Queens at Mount Olive||UMO def. Queens, 15-10||Queens was up 2-1|