ig West regular season champion Long Beach State survived a three-hour marathon with No. 5 Hawaii to remain undefeated at 24-0. Meanwhile, No. 16 George Mason went the distance with Harvard to sew up the EIVA regular season title and Princeton picked up a historic sweep at No. 17 Penn State to grab the league’s final playoff spot.
An amazing 40-kill output in a five-set loss to Cal State Northridge gave the Matadors’ Arvis Greene the national lead in kills per set, ending UC San Diego’s Tanner Syftestad’s nearly season long reign atop the category.
Everything went according to rankings in the late Friday matches, but that is not to say there were not some…
Charleston (WV) out of the EIVA is the new national leader in digs per, set bumping Queens (NC) out of the top spot with a 10.39 saves per set average. The rest of team and individual leaders remained the same from Week 12.
LBSU’s TJ DeFalco leads the 20-man watch list for National Player of the Year as we head to the season’s home stretch.
Home court advantage brought No. 1 Long Beach State and No. 13 Ball State the final push they needed in five-set wins Friday night. No. 7 Hawaii cruised at home, snapping a four-match skid, while No. 11 Cal State Northridge held home court in a four-setter.
For the first time since Week 8, the King Tornado boast the top spot nationally in opponent hitting percentage at .158, while Queens regained the digs per set lead after a three-week absence.
No. 1 Long Beach State, No. 4 UCLA and No. 5 UC Irvine survived conference tests, while No. 3 Hawaii…
In UCSD’s loss to UC Irvine, the Tritons were without their leading scorer Tanner Syftestad who also leads the nation in kills per set with 338 kills and 4.76 kills per set.
Coker College is now the team leader in aces per set (2.02), taking over the top spot from Cal State Northridge. New individual leaders are Lincoln Memorial’s Pedro Carvalho in blocks per set and Sacred Heart’s Joshua Ayzenberg in digs per set.