The higher seeds, UC Irvine and CSU Northridge, won their respective quarterfinal matches in the inaugural Big West Tournament. Both move on to the semifinals Friday evening.
UC Irvine comes out on top with a sweep on senior night.
The 49ers hit at a .390 clip and committed just six hitting errors on the night, as four players turned in seven or more kills, in a sweep of UC Santa Barbara.
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.
After a short break from the court, UCSB returns to the court to face Pepperdine.
Loyola defeats BYU in 5 and SFU defeats UCSB in 4.