#1 Long Beach and #4 Hawai’i advanced to the first Big West Conference men’s volleyball tournament championship with wins over #11 CSUN and #5 UCI, respectively.
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.
#11 UCSB earned a four-set win and a season split over fellow Big West competitor #10 CSUN Saturday night in Rob Gym.
In the first match of a Big West home-and-home series, #10 CSUN defeated #11 UCSB in four sets.
The Matadors prove their win was not just a fluke by repeating the outcome from the night before.
Arvis Greene led the front for CSUN in their sweep of Hawaii.
Cal State Northridge earned its first Big West win and coach Jeff Campbell his 300th win by sweeping No. 3 Hawaii. Also picking up key Big West victories were No. 1 Long Beach State and No. 5 UC Irvine, while No. 2 BYU and No. 8 Pepperdine grabbed MPSF wins.
Kyle Ensing paced a balanced LBSU attack to a tight sweep of #16 CSUN in both teams Big West openers.
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.
Princeton and UCSB pulled out upsets yesterday.