Double-doubles from DeFalco and Ensing were only part of the impressive victory over Hawaii.
ig West regular season champion Long Beach State survived a three-hour marathon with No. 5 Hawaii to remain undefeated at 24-0. Meanwhile, No. 16 George Mason went the distance with Harvard to sew up the EIVA regular season title and Princeton picked up a historic sweep at No. 17 Penn State to grab the league’s final playoff spot.
For Long Beach State junior setter Josh Tuaniga, family is everything.
LBSU’s TJ DeFalco leads the 20-man watch list for National Player of the Year as we head to the season’s home stretch.
No. 19 USC overcame a deficit in every statistical category to outlast No. 3 UCLA to lead the late Saturday slate. No. 1 Long Beach State and No. 2 BYU held rank against Top 15 foes, while No. 13 Ball State picked up a sweep.
#1 LBSU earned a four-set victory over #4 UCI for their second-straight win over the Anteaters in as many nights.
Home court advantage brought No. 1 Long Beach State and No. 13 Ball State the final push they needed in five-set wins Friday night. No. 7 Hawaii cruised at home, snapping a four-match skid, while No. 11 Cal State Northridge held home court in a four-setter.
In their first five-set match of the season, #1 Long Beach survived #4 UC Irvine in the Pyramid Friday night.
Pepperdine’s David Wieczorek averaged 4.90 kills, 1.40 digs, 1.00 aces and 0.90 blocks per set, while hitting .400 in three wins over ranked teams en route to MPSF and VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
Kyle Ensing paced a balanced LBSU attack to a tight sweep of #16 CSUN in both teams Big West openers.