No. 4 UC Irvine won an exhibition contest vs. Benedictine at Mesa, while No. 2 UCLA edged past No. 7 Ohio State and No. 9 Penn State topped No. 14 USC on Saturday afternoon.
#2 UCLA won the clash of the titans with #7 Ohio State in a hard-fought five-set match.
#9 Penn State squeaked out a five-set victory over #14 USC with a pair of late-set comebacks and a balanced attack.
No. 8 Cal State Northridge came into Friday night riding high at 5-0, but a sixth-straight win was not in the cards as the Matadors fell to Concordia-Irvine at home in four sets.
Next up on the Enriques family slate is tonight’s match in Northridge, which will see Emmett take on younger brother Addison’s Concordia-Irvine team.
#2 UCLA head coach John Speraw earned his 100th victory as a Bruin in a four-set win over #9 Penn State.
The No. 7 Buckeyes served up 10 aces and used an efficient offense to move past No. 14 USC to open the AVCA Showcase on Thursday night.
Grand Canyon got back on the winning track with a sweep of NJIT in its home opener, rebounding from last Sunday’s sweep at the hands of Hawaii.
After starting injured then returning from it, Stanford setter Paul Bischoff is back on the mend.
The #10 Pepperdine men’s volleyball team hosts UC Santa Barbara on Saturday in Firestone Fieldhouse at 6 p.m.