Harvard defeated Princeton for the third time this season to win the EIVA Championship for the first time in program history.
#17 King earned their first-ever Conference Carolinas tournament title and their first-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament with a straight-set victory over Barton Saturday night.
#1 Long Beach and #4 Hawai’i advanced to the first Big West Conference men’s volleyball tournament championship with wins over #11 CSUN and #5 UCI, respectively.
Both #17 King and (RV) Barton won in four sets in their respective Conference Carolinas semifinals match. They meet each other in Bristol, Tennessee on Saturday to decide the automatic bid to the NCAA I-II tournament.
The higher seeds, UC Irvine and CSU Northridge, won their respective quarterfinal matches in the inaugural Big West Tournament. Both move on to the semifinals Friday evening.
Penn State men’s volleyball head coach Mark Pavlik took the time out of his busy schedule to chat with us about his line-up changes, injuries, the state of men’s volleyball and his chances in the EIVA and National Tournament. The EIVA tournament starts tonight.
#12 Ball State upset #5 Ohio State in five sets on Saturday night to finish MIVA regular season play.
#9 Hawai’i won for the first time at #11 UCSB since 2010 with a quick sweep of the Gauchos Friday night.
In easily the best individual attacking performance of the season, 6-7 opposite Arvis Green of #8 CSUN put away 40 kills in an epic five-set loss to #4 UCI Friday night.
On senior night in Antelope Gym, #12 Grand Canyon knocked off in-state foe Benedictine-Mesa, who is ranked #6 in the most recent NAIA poll.