#4 UCI earned a five-set victory over #3 BYU Saturday night.
Victories over ranked teams led to the selection of UC Santa Barbara junior Corey Chavers, and UC Irvine teammates Scott Stadick and Joel Schneidmiller for the weekly Big West men’s volleyball awards.
There were no upsets to be had on Saturday throughout the country.
A balanced offensive attack, featuring six players with five or more kills, and a .438 team hitting effort helped No. 4 UC Irvine rally for a five-set win over homestanding Grand Canyon on Saturday evening.
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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.
#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.
Big West men’s volleyball begins their inaugural season in 2018 with Long Beach State the early favorites.