The higher seeds, UC Irvine and CSU Northridge, won their respective quarterfinal matches in the inaugural Big West Tournament. Both move on to the semifinals Friday evening.
#9 Hawai’i won for the first time at #11 UCSB since 2010 with a quick sweep of the Gauchos Friday night.
Everything went according to rankings in the late Friday matches, but that is not to say there were not some…
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.
#11 UCSB earned a four-set win and a season split over fellow Big West competitor #10 CSUN Saturday night in Rob Gym.
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 the first match of a Big West home-and-home series, #10 CSUN defeated #11 UCSB in four sets.
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.
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.