King and Mount Olive registered sweeps to stay among the top three in the Conference Carolinas standings, while No. 16…
No. 13 Grand Canyon held on for a four-set home win over No. 15 Concordia Irvine with a strong block and efficient hitting to highlight Friday night action. Other winners were No. 8 Ohio State, No. 16 George Mason, No. 18 McKendree, Barton (RV) and Harvard.
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.
Pepperdine used 13.5 blocks to stifle the Concordia offense and won the rest of the stat sheet as well in the sweep Thursday night.
#14 CUI picked up a four-set win over EIVA member Harvard, while Charleston survived a five-setter in South Carolina against Conference Carolinas member North Greenville.
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.
Raymond Barsemian led the Eagles to victory in their upset of Loyola-Chicago.
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.
It was a short night for the top two teams in the country with No. 1 Long Beach State and No. 2 Hawaii making quick work of their foes in sweeps. The victory moves the 49ers to 16-0, marking the program’s best start since 1992.
#2 Hawaii put together a dominant performance to sweep #12 Concordia Irvine.