Collin Mahan’s big performance spearheaded the Loyola Chicago attack which was enough to slip by Fort Wayne in five.
Ball State and McKendree scored upsets on Friday night, each holding their home court for victories. The Cardinals swept No. 8 Lewis, while the Bearcats held on to top No. 17 UC San Diego in four sets.
In Wednesday night men’s action, #12 IPFW eked out a 3-2 victory on the road at McKendree for their first MIVA win of the season. Lincoln Memorial and Sacred Heart also picked up home wins.
In the biggest match of the day, No. 10 Penn State outlasted No. 15 Fort Wayne, handing the Mastodons their first loss of the season in four sets. No. 14 Pepperdine also held home court, while King and Barton earned Conference Carolinas victories.
#15 IPFW matched their program-best start by defeating Saint Francis in four sets Friday night. IPFW is now 8-0 for the first time since 2007.
No. 15 Fort Wayne continued to gain respect in the national spotlight as the newly ranked squad posted a four-set road win over No. 12 Saint Francis on Friday. Also coming out with wins were No. 7 Ohio State, No. 8 Lewis, No. 9 Grand Canyon and No. 10 Penn State.