The top four seeds of the MIVA Conference faced off in semifinal matches Wednesday night with Ohio State and Loyola moving on to battle it out for the championship and the league’s automatic NCAA berth on Saturday.
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.
Sweeps were the order of the night on Saturday as No. 4 UC Irvine, No. 5 Loyola Chicago and No….
MATCH STATS Lewis def. Ball State 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-20) Lewis moves to 16-8, 7-3 MIVA; Ball State falls to…
Ryan Coenen led the front for Lewis in their sweep over Fort Wayne.
Princeton outlasted No. 18 McKendree in five sets on the road, but the remainder of the evening’s victors claimed home…
Hawaii showed a strong serve and offense in a sweep of fellow top-10 opponent Lewis.
Princeton won its third straight, toppling No. 11 Penn State in five sets after facing eight match-point attempts in Set…
The No. 9 Lewis Flyers took out No. 4 Ohio State with help from a 21 kill night by outside hitter Ryan Coenen and an all-around statistical win, while No. 19 Concordia downed No. 13 Grand Canyon with a balanced offensive attack, including three double-digit kill efforts, to highlight Thursday play.
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.