Seven of the eight host institutions won, including two in five-sets on night one of the NIVC Tournament. In total, seven of the 16 matches went the distance.
Courtesy: Big West Conference Back-to-back Big West Conference champions Cal Poly secured at least a share of all three top…
Nine different Anteaters contributed to the team effort that lifted UC Irvine to a 3-1 victory over CSUN (25-21, 25-19, 15-25, 25-19) at the Bren Events Center Thursday.
13th-ranked Cal Poly made history Saturday, downing Long Beach State in 4 sets to secure its best start in program history at 19-1. The Mustangs have not lost a Big West matchup since 2016, boasting a program record 25 conference win streak.
Big performances in a pair of sweeps brought UC Irvine’s Ali Koumelis, Abby Marjama and Haley DeSales Big West player of the week nods.
13th-ranked Cal Poly came out on top of a battle of the Big West unbeatens, outlasting Hawaii in 4 sets to move to 5-0. UC Riverside, UC Irvine and Long Beach State also collected Saturday victories.
15th-ranked Cal Poly and Hawaii swept past their opponents Friday night to stay undefeated in the Big West Conference slate. UC Irvine also notched a win in straight sets, while UC Santa Barbara was victorious in 4.
Pacific and UC Irvine used sweeps to advance to the Round of 16 and meet up; NIVC Tournament Pacific Regional (Round 1)
UC Irvine head coach Ashlie Hain has led the 2017 Anteaters to their best start in program history.