It was a short night for the top two teams in the country with No. 1 Long Beach State and No. 2 Hawaii making quick work of their foes in sweeps. The victory moves the 49ers to 16-0, marking the program’s best start since 1992.
#2 Hawaii put together a dominant performance to sweep #12 Concordia Irvine.
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.
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.
Saturday afternoon action included wins from #14 Pepperdine, Queens (NC) and Emmanuel.
No. 19 Concordia-Irvine rallied from down 2-0 to score a five-set home win over No. 17 UC San Diego, while…
#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…
DIII #1 Springfield College had a huge comeback against EIVA member Harvard, knocking off the Crimson in 5. #18 Concordia-Irvine downed Hope International in 4.
UC Irvine’s floor defense and star options on offense led them to a 3-1 win in the Battle of Irvine with Concordia Irvine.
No. 4 UC Irvine and No. 18 Fort Wayne notched their seventh victories of the season, topping Concordia-Irvine and Lourdes respectively, while North Greenville and King opened Conference Carolinas action with wins on Wednesday night.