Long Beach State leads the list as they try to defend their title with plenty of competition just in their league coming.
After splitting the regular season meetings and finishing 1, 2 in the standings, No. 2 BYU and No. 3 UCLA…
Hawaii’s Joe Worsley averaged 10.50 assists and 2.00 digs per set, while setting the team to a .277 hitting effort in a split against No. 1 Long Beach State en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
Blocks were key in lifting No. 3 UCLA and No. 14 Concordia Irvine to MPSF quarterfinal sweeps on Saturday night. No. 20 USC meanwhile pulled the lone upset of the night, besting No. 8 Pepperdine in four sets with help from 19 Gianluca Grasso putaways.
Everything went according to rankings in the late Friday matches, but that is not to say there were not some…
Freshman opposite averaged 5.11 kills, 1.78 digs and 0.89 aces per set, while hitting at a .365 clip for Stanford in a pair of Top 15 victories en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week accolades.
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.
Sacred Heart bested No. 20 Saint Francis; Stanford knocked off No. 12 Grand Canyon in five sets; No. 18 McKendree toppled No. 9 Lewis; No. 16 Concordia Irvine edged past No. 2 BYU in five sets; and No. 8 Ohio State posted a four-set win over No. 6 Loyola to highlight Thursday’s slate of upsets.
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.
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.