Home court advantage was key on Thursday night as No. 6 Loyola, No. 7 Ohio State and No. 10 Lewis all earned victories.
#11 Lewis won its second-straight match with a quick sweep of visiting #10 Saint Francis.
#1 Long Beach swept hosts #9 Lewis in men’s volleyball action Friday night.
No. 8 UC Irvine had a successful trip east to Provo, Utah, bringing home a pair of wins over No. 5 Lewis and No. 12 Loyola with help from a standout effort by Karl Apfelbach.
#3 BYU bounced back from a Friday night setback with a four-set victory over #5 Lewis.
#8 UCI swept #5 Lewis in the opening match of the BYU Men’s Invitational on Friday afternoon.
Strong hitting nights lifted No. 8 UC Irvine, No. 11 Ball State and No. 14 USC to victories Friday night, while No. 20 UCSD overcame hitting woes with 27 kills by Tanner Syftestad.
In case you missed any of our releases this past week, here is our cumulative VolleyMob Top 20 Men’s Power Rankings (Preseason).
2018 VolleyMob Men’s Preseason Player of the Year Watch: Can Long Beach State’s TJ DeFalco repeat as the award’s winner?
VolleyMob Men’s Power Rankings #1-5 (Preseason): After two straight National Titles, Ohio State picks up where they left off to start 2018.