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.
Everything went according to rankings in the late Friday matches, but that is not to say there were not some…
On senior night in Antelope Gym, #12 Grand Canyon knocked off in-state foe Benedictine-Mesa, who is ranked #6 in the most recent NAIA poll.
Standout offensive efforts from UCLA’s Christian Hessenauer, Northridge’s Arvis Greene and BYU’s Brendan Sander lifted their respective squads to Top 20 victories on Saturday night.
UCLA extended its win streak to six matches with a stellar offensive output on the road against No. 9 GCU. The Bruins hit at a season-high .494 clip, marking their fifth straight effort over .400, in the victory.
February 8 saw a lot of hard-fought five-set matches along with a few high-powered sweeps across the country.
#9 Grand Canyon overcame a two-set hole to down #14 Pepperdine in both team’s MPSF opener.
Vote getter Ball State provided the upset of the evening with a four-set road win over No. 12 St. Francis…
A balanced offensive attack, featuring six players with five or more kills, and a .438 team hitting effort helped No. 4 UC Irvine rally for a five-set win over homestanding Grand Canyon on Saturday evening.
Hawai’i and Lindenwood both ended the Grow the Game Challenge at 3-0 with victories on Sunday, defeating No. 14 Grand…