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.
Lindenwood outdid No. 6 Loyola in everything but aces in a four-set home upset Thursday night, snapping a five-match losing…
Harvard edged past No. 17 Penn State in five sets, while Stanford held home court against No. 15 Concordia-Irvine in four. Other winners on Saturday night were No. 5 Loyola, No. 8 Ohio State, No. 14 Fort Wayne and No. 16 George Mason.
Meanwhile, freshman Jaylen Jasper had a career day offensively in a win over #12 Grand Canyon.
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.
This week’s men’s volleyball action will mark the first of 10 meetings between the Enriques brothers in 2018. First up, Stanford libero Evan will face Cal State Northridge libero Emmett on Wednesday in Palo Alto.
Saint Francis pulled off the first big upset of 2018 by downing #6 Stanford; January 5 Morning Update.
#6 Stanford took care of business in their final exhibition tune-up as they prepare for the 2018 regular season.
In case you missed any of our releases this past week, here is our cumulative VolleyMob Top 20 Men’s Power Rankings (Preseason).
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