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.
Harvard turned the lone upset of the early Friday matches, besting No. 20 Saint Francis. No. 14 Fort Wayne and Lincoln Memorial held home court, while No. 16 George Mason and No. 17 Penn State picked up road wins.
No. 8 Pepperdine used a strong service game and big block to issue No. 3 Hawaii its third straight loss….
Sweeps were the order of the day as No. 6 Loyola and No. 12 Ball State picked up MIVA victories and No. 8 Pepperdine grabbed an MPSF win. No. 7 Ohio State and NJIT also won in sweeps, while USC edged Stanford in four sets.
Barton, No. 15 George Mason and No. 18 Saint Francis grabbed road wins, while No. 17 Fort Wayne held serve…
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.
Grand Canyon got back on the winning track with a sweep of NJIT in its home opener, rebounding from last Sunday’s sweep at the hands of Hawaii.
Match Stats NJIT def. Belmont Abbey 3-0, (25-21, 25-19, 25-17) NJIT improves to 11-7 Belmont Abbey falls to 4-12 Hosted…