Lincoln Memorial’s Pedro Carvalho took over the national leader in individual blocks per set, while Concordia-Irvine grabbed the top spot in team stuffs per set on Week 8.
No. 6 Loyola climbed out of a 2-0 deficit to upset No. 4 Ohio State at home #6 Loyola…
UC Irvine’s Scott Stadick is putting up 1.392 stuffs per set, making him opponents’ worst nightmare at the net. As a team, BYU owns the national lead in the category with 2.82 per set.
Ball State continued its role as giant killer on its first homestand in nearly a month, following Friday’s upset of No. 8 Lewis with a four-set win over No. 5 Loyola. No. 19 Stanford pulled off a road upset, besting No. 10 Grand Canyon in four sets.
Ball State and McKendree scored upsets on Friday night, each holding their home court for victories. The Cardinals swept No. 8 Lewis, while the Bearcats held on to top No. 17 UC San Diego in four sets.
Upsets were not in the cards on Saturday as No. 1 Long Beach State, No. 5 Loyola Chicago, No. 7 Ohio State, No. 8 Lewis and No. 10 Penn State all picked up sweeps.
Penn State kicked off the EIVA season with an all-around victory over Saint Francis. The Nittany Lions outhit the Red Flash .275 to .147 and outdid SFU in kills (39-31), aces (7-3) and blocks (8-6).
In the biggest match of the day, No. 10 Penn State outlasted No. 15 Fort Wayne, handing the Mastodons their first loss of the season in four sets. No. 14 Pepperdine also held home court, while King and Barton earned Conference Carolinas victories.
No. 15 Fort Wayne continued to gain respect in the national spotlight as the newly ranked squad posted a four-set road win over No. 12 Saint Francis on Friday. Also coming out with wins were No. 7 Ohio State, No. 8 Lewis, No. 9 Grand Canyon and No. 10 Penn State.
No. 4 UC Irvine won an exhibition contest vs. Benedictine at Mesa, while No. 2 UCLA edged past No. 7 Ohio State and No. 9 Penn State topped No. 14 USC on Saturday afternoon.