Saturday, 13 April 2024

International Volleyball

MIVA frontrunners all win; Omaha tops Grand Rapids in Pro Volleyball Federation

MIVA frontrunners all win; Omaha tops Grand Rapids in Pro Volleyball Federation

Ninth-ranked Ohio State and No. 12 Ball State survived five-set MIVA matches Friday in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball, while in the Pro Volleyball Federation, the Omaha Supernovas went overtime in two of their four sets in a victory over the Grand Rapids Rise.

The recaps and top performances follow, but first a look at Friday’s schedule.

In a very light Good Friday NCAA men’s slate, there’s a key MPSF battle when second-ranked UCLA plays host to No. 6 Stanford and No 7 BYU is home for Concordia Irvine.

Six ranked teams play each other in the Big West, as top-ranked Long Beach State entertains No 17 UC San Diego, No. 5 Hawai’i home for No. 20 UC Santa Barbara and No. 4 UC Irvine is at No. 16 CSUN.

There are three EIVA matches with No. 10 Penn State home for Harvard, Charleston is at NJIT and No. 19 George Mason is home for the NEC’s Sacred Heart and

The lone MIVA match as Purdue Fort Wayne at Lindenwood.

Conference Carolinas is off.

In the NEC, D’Youville is at Fairleigh Dickinson, Merrimack goes back to Saint Francis (PA) and Daemen is at LIU.

The only SIAC match as Central State at Edward Waters and the ECC’s Thomas More is at independent Tusculum.

There’s another PVF match when the Orlando Valkries go to the Columbus Fury.

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Loyola’s Parker Van Buren hits over Queens/Loyola photo

NCAA men

Ohio State (17-7, 10-4) stayed two games off the MIVA lead after coming away with a 26-28, 25-19, 23-25, 25-19, 15-10 victory at No. 18 McKendree (14-9, 8-6). Kyle Teune and Shane Wetzel had 15 kills each for Ohio State. Teune had an assist, three aces, two blocks and eight digs, while Wetzel had two aces, four blocks and five digs. Cole Young had 10 kills with two errors in 18 attacks, four blocks and two digs, and Jacob Pasteur had eight kills in 13 errorless swings, two assists, two aces and three digs. Ben Putnam had 13 digs and two assists and Thomas Poole had 15 digs and three assists. Tripp Tyler led McKendree with 29 kills, an ace, six blocks and six digs. Kevin Schuele had 12 kills, an assist, two block and seven digs. D’Aaron McCraney added 10 kills on 21 errorless attacks, a dig and five blocks, one solo … 

Ball State (18-8, 11-2) maintained its two-game lead in the loss column with a 19-25, 25-22, 25-21, 26-28, 15-13 victory at No. 14 Lewis (14-12, 7-6). Tinaishe Ndavazocheva led the Cardinals with 23 kills, hitting .320,…

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