The 49ers hit at a .390 clip and committed just six hitting errors on the night, as four players turned in seven or more kills, in a sweep of UC Santa Barbara.
An all-around effort, including a stellar performance from the service line, separated Hawaii’s Austin Matautia from a very close pack of Week 9 stars for VolleyMob Player of the Week.
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.
For the week, Princeton’s George Huhmann averaged 4.2 kills and 1.9 blocks per set, while hitting .541 a 3-1 win over Saint Francis and a huge five-set upset of No. 10 Penn State.
The top 10 teams held rank on Friday night with No. 1 Long Beach State, No. 2 Hawaii, No. 5 Loyola, No. 8 Lewis, No. 9 Ohio State and No. 10 UC Santa Barbara picking up wins.
UCSB got Big West play off with plenty of fireworks while others like #11 Pepperdine scored a big upset; Feb. 23 Late Night Recap.
David Wieczorek led the charge for #11 Pepperdine as they slipped past #10 UCSB in five sets.
#6 BYU got their revenge Saturday night, sweeping #13 UCSB one night after getting swept by the Gauchos.
The Gauchos are just the fourth team to sweep the Cougars on their home court in the past 10 years.
#13 UC Santa Barbara def. #6 BYU 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 27-25) UCSB moves to 4-3; BYU falls to 5-4 Santa…