UC Irvine comes out on top with a sweep on senior night.
No. 1 Long Beach State’s bid to run the table on the 2018 season was cut short Saturday evening as…
Roy McFarland had a career-high in kills as #12 UCSB downed #4 UC Irvine on senior night to put a wrench in their at-large hopes.
Everything went according to rankings in the late Friday matches, but that is not to say there were not some…
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.
The top 10 teams held rank on Friday night with No. 1 Long Beach State, No. 2 Hawaii, No. 5 Loyola, No. 8 Lewis, No. 9 Ohio State and No. 10 UC Santa Barbara picking up wins.
#6 Loyola Chicago overcame #11 UCSB in a four-set battle.
Home court advantage was key on Thursday night as No. 6 Loyola, No. 7 Ohio State and No. 10 Lewis all earned victories.
This week, UCSB continues a road swing with a pair of matches at MIVA powers Loyola-Chicago and Lewis, both ranked in the top-15 nationwide.
Junior outside Corey Chavers pounded down a career-high 24 kills and added six blocks and two aces to lift UC Santa Barbara past No. 12 Pepperdine on Saturday.