Home court advantage brought No. 1 Long Beach State and No. 13 Ball State the final push they needed in five-set wins Friday night. No. 7 Hawaii cruised at home, snapping a four-match skid, while No. 11 Cal State Northridge held home court in a four-setter.
In their first five-set match of the season, #1 Long Beach survived #4 UC Irvine in the Pyramid Friday night.
Sweeps were the order of the night on Saturday as No. 4 UC Irvine, No. 5 Loyola Chicago and No….
Cal State Northridge earned its first Big West win and coach Jeff Campbell his 300th win by sweeping No. 3 Hawaii. Also picking up key Big West victories were No. 1 Long Beach State and No. 5 UC Irvine, while No. 2 BYU and No. 8 Pepperdine grabbed MPSF wins.
No. 17 Fort Wayne pulled the lone upset late Saturday night, besting No. 12 Concordia Irvine, while UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and Cal State Northridge also notched sweeps with hot offensive efforts.
Following a tough five-set loss to IPFW Wednesday night, UC Irvine made quick work of visiting Ball State in a little over an hour and a half.
No. 17 Fort Wayne pulled the upset of the night on Wednesday, edging past No. 3 UC Irvine on the…
Hawaii’s Stijn van Tilburg averaged 6.00 kills and 1.50 digs per set, while hitting .418 in a pair of matches against No. 5 UC Irvine en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
Karl Apfelbach’s 24 kills led #5 UC Irvine to a four-set win at #3 Hawai’i Sunday night.
Stijn Van Tilburg notched 21 kills as #3 Hawaii won its first ever Big West match in a 3-1 victory over #5 UC Irvine.