Long Beach State leads the list as they try to defend their title with plenty of competition just in their league coming.
The top four seeds of the MIVA Conference faced off in semifinal matches Wednesday night with Ohio State and Loyola moving on to battle it out for the championship and the league’s automatic NCAA berth on Saturday.
The top four seeds held home court Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the MIVA Tournament with all four matches…
#12 Ball State upset #5 Ohio State in five sets on Saturday night to finish MIVA regular season play.
No. 19 USC overcame a deficit in every statistical category to outlast No. 3 UCLA to lead the late Saturday slate. No. 1 Long Beach State and No. 2 BYU held rank against Top 15 foes, while No. 13 Ball State picked up a sweep.
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.
Sweeps were the order of the day as No. 6 Loyola and No. 12 Ball State picked up MIVA victories and No. 8 Pepperdine grabbed an MPSF win. No. 7 Ohio State and NJIT also won in sweeps, while USC edged Stanford in four sets.
The Ball State Cardinals finished off a season sweep of instate rival Fort Wayne, following Wednesday’s five set road victory with a home sweep Saturday that saw them win every statistical category.
Vote getter Ball State provided the upset of the evening with a four-set road win over No. 12 St. Francis…
Loyola and Lewis leave Saturday with sweeps over SFU and Benedictine.