Long Beach State leads the list as they try to defend their title with plenty of competition just in their league coming.
UCLA coach John Speraw shared his disappointment in the loss, but also a send of pride and firm belief in his team throughout the match. “Obviously, Long Beach State is a very good volleyball team and I’ve said that a bunch of times here. They’re a deserved champion. I really thought we had a shot to beat them today, even before I stepped on the court and when we were down in the first set, I believed, but it wasn’t meant to be.”
A few tidbits from the National Championship Saturday night.
In a rematch of the first NCAA title match back in 1970, No. 1 Long Beach State reversed its fortune and earned a five-set come-from-behind victory over UCLA on Saturday night, claiming its first NCAA title since 1991.
“It wasn’t a perfect match, but the guys played incredibly hard.” Those were the opening words of UCLA men’s volleyball…
Here are most of the things you need to know (and some you might not know) entering the national championship tonight at Pauley Pavilion.
UCLA coach John Speraw said had high praise for Saturday’s foe, Long Beach State. “This is a great team we are going to play. That’s what we want. Shoot, you want to play the best team at the end and we are going to have an opportunity to go do that. We are excited and we are going to go play as hard as we can.”
3-seed UCLA knocked off 2-seed and MPSF champion BYU in a hard-fought four sets to advance to the National Championship Saturday night at Pauley Pavilion.
Home-standing survived a scare from a feisty Harvard team using a double-double from senior opposite Christian Hessenauer and a dominating .390 hitting effort to edge past the Crimson in four sets to advance to Thursday’s Final Four.
BYU is off to its third straight NCAA Tournament after sewing up the MPSF Tournament title with a four-set win over UCLA on Saturday.