Thursday, 23 March 2023

International Volleyball

Hawai’i, UCLA, LBSU, GCU, CSUN get NCAA men’s volleyball wins

Hawai'i, UCLA, LBSU, GCU, CSUN get NCAA men's volleyball wins

Hawai’i kept winning, so did UCLA and Long Beach State, GCU bounced back and CSUN scored an upset Friday.

The recaps and highlights follow, but first a look at Saturday’s NCAA Division I-II men’s schedule that may well be affected by the weather in the Midwest and Northeast. Alderson Broaddus at Daemen and Missouri Valley at Quincy were canceled.

Third-ranked Penn State makes a West Coast trip to play Concordia Irvine of the MPSF. Charleston, coming off its first loss, plays the MIVA’s Ohio State. Harvard plays the NEC’s LIU and George Mason is home for Barton of Conference Carolinas.

There’s a MIVA match when League-leading No. 9  Loyola, 6-0 in the MIVA, is home for Purdue Fort Wayne (3-3). Lewis goes out of conference to play Maryville.

In the MPSF No. 8 BYU is at No. 5 Grand Canyon.

No. 10 Stanford of the MPSF plays host to No. 6 UC Irvine of the Big West. 

The NEC’s St. Francis Brooklyn plays independent American International.

Two SIAC matches are on tap with Morehouse at Central State and Fort Valley State at Kentucky State. 

Lees-McRae of Conference Carolinas is home for Randolph-Macon and Emmanuel plays Missouri S&T.

For links to all matches that are being shown, go to our TV & Streaming Listings.

Top-ranked Hawai’i of the Big West improved to 15-0 as it swept No. 7 Pepperdine 10-8) two days after beating the Waves in four. The Rainbow Warriors not only won their 23rd in a row and program-record 28th in a row at home, but after the match got their rings for winning the 2022 NCAA title. Spyros Chakas had 15 kills in the 25-19, 25-18, 25-21 victory in which Hawai’i hit .405. Chakas had two errors in 22 attacks, two aces, two blocks and a dig. Guilherme Voss had six kills with one error in nine attacks and eight blocks, one solo. Pepperdine got 11 kills from Jaylen Jasper, who had an ace, a block and six digs … 

No. 14 CSUN (12-5) of the Big West hit .474 and stunned No. 10 Stanford (9-7) of the MPSF on its home court, sweeping the Cardinal 25-20, 25-23, 26-24. Kyle Hobus led CSUN with 14 kills, an assist, an ace, two blocks and six digs. Lorenzo Bertozzi had 10 kills in 15 errorless swings, a block and eight digs. Stanford got 12 kills from Will Rottman and 10 kills from Kevin Lamp …

Second-ranked UCLA (17-1, 4-0) won its eighth in a row, a 25-15, 25-19, 25-16 MPSF victory at Concordia Irvine (5-11, 0-4). Stats were not available … 

Fifth-ranked Grand Canyon (15-1, 4-1)…

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