#1 Long Beach and #4 Hawai’i advanced to the first Big West Conference men’s volleyball tournament championship with wins over #11 CSUN and #5 UCI, respectively.
No. 1 Long Beach State’s bid to run the table on the 2018 season was cut short Saturday evening as…
ig West regular season champion Long Beach State survived a three-hour marathon with No. 5 Hawaii to remain undefeated at 24-0. Meanwhile, No. 16 George Mason went the distance with Harvard to sew up the EIVA regular season title and Princeton picked up a historic sweep at No. 17 Penn State to grab the league’s final playoff spot.
#9 Hawai’i won for the first time at #11 UCSB since 2010 with a quick sweep of the Gauchos Friday night.
Everything went according to rankings in the late Friday matches, but that is not to say there were not some…
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.
No. 8 Pepperdine used a strong service game and big block to issue No. 3 Hawaii its third straight loss….
Cal State Northridge earned its first Big West win and coach Jeff Campbell his 300th win by sweeping No. 3 Hawaii. Also picking up key Big West victories were No. 1 Long Beach State and No. 5 UC Irvine, while No. 2 BYU and No. 8 Pepperdine grabbed MPSF wins.
#2 Hawaii was the more efficient and balanced team as they swept #15 Penn State on the night.
No. 12 Concordia Irvine snapped a three-match losing streak by grabbing a four-set home upset of No. 4 Loyola to highlight Thursday night action. No. 3 UC Irvine won via sweep at home, while No. 5 BYU edged out No. 15 Penn State in a five-setter in Honolulu.