Long Beach State leads the list as they try to defend their title with plenty of competition just in their league coming.
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.
Ohio State senior Nicolas Szerszen is the first player to be named MIVA Player of the Year for 3-straight seasons.
The top four seeds held home court Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the MIVA Tournament with all four matches…
King finished off its week by splitting the Conference Carolinas title with Barton as both won amidst the day’s action.
Lindenwood outdid No. 6 Loyola in everything but aces in a four-set home upset Thursday night, snapping a five-match losing…
Lindenwood bookended the night with .400 plus hitting efforts, and outdid Loyola in hitting efficiency (.290 to .205), kills (57-51) and blocks (11-10) in a four-set upset Thursday night.
Harvard edged past No. 17 Penn State in five sets, while Stanford held home court against No. 15 Concordia-Irvine in four. Other winners on Saturday night were No. 5 Loyola, No. 8 Ohio State, No. 14 Fort Wayne and No. 16 George Mason.
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.
#8 Ohio State lost 41-39 in the third, but didn’t allow another comeback from #5 Loyola Chicago as they moved into a first-place tie in the MIVA.