No. 7 Ohio State edged No. 17 Penn State on the road in five sets with help from 10 aces,…
No. 2 UCLA and No. 4 Hawaii made quick work of their foes Thursday night, each walking away with sweeps. Each team hit better than .400 in the victories, while also using a stout serve to off its foes.
Strong hitting nights lifted No. 8 UC Irvine, No. 11 Ball State and No. 14 USC to victories Friday night, while No. 20 UCSD overcame hitting woes with 27 kills by Tanner Syftestad.
The Trojans hit at a .374 clip and served up 11 aces in their quarterfinal win over Lees-McRae.