#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 top-ranked Long Beach State 49ers are the No. 1 seed in the inaugural Big West Conference Tournament and have earned a bye into the semifinals.
Long Beach State junior outside hitter Kyle Ensing tallied his 1,000th career kill in the 49ers Saturday road match with No. 4 Hawaii, making him just the eighth active Division I player to reach the milestone.
Hawaii’s Joe Worsley averaged 10.50 assists and 2.00 digs per set, while setting the team to a .277 hitting effort in a split against No. 1 Long Beach State en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
Long Beach State secured the inaugural Big West conference title and earned the league’s Player of the Year and Coach of the Year accolades for its efforts. Meanwhile, third place UC Irvine boasted the league’s first Freshman of the Year honor.
Rado Parapunov went off with 19 kills in the upset over Long Beach State on Saturday night.
No. 1 Long Beach State’s bid to run the table on the 2018 season was cut short Saturday evening as…
Double-doubles from DeFalco and Ensing were only part of the impressive victory over Hawaii.
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.