The No. 9 Lewis Flyers took out No. 4 Ohio State with help from a 21 kill night by outside hitter Ryan Coenen and an all-around statistical win, while No. 19 Concordia downed No. 13 Grand Canyon with a balanced offensive attack, including three double-digit kill efforts, to highlight Thursday play.
In Wednesday night men’s action, #12 IPFW eked out a 3-2 victory on the road at McKendree for their first MIVA win of the season. Lincoln Memorial and Sacred Heart also picked up home wins.
In the biggest match of the day, No. 10 Penn State outlasted No. 15 Fort Wayne, handing the Mastodons their first loss of the season in four sets. No. 14 Pepperdine also held home court, while King and Barton earned Conference Carolinas victories.
Home court advantage and high powered offenses ruled the day on Saturday afternoon as No. 6 Loyola, No. 10 Lewis, Barton and Mount Olive all notched victories hitting .283 or better as a team.
It was a mixed bag of results Friday evening as No. 15 Pepperdine and vote-getter Lindenwood picked up road victories, while homestanding Mount Olive and Barton came out on top in Conference Carolinas action.