Sunday, 14 April 2024

International Volleyball

Ohio State, UCLA win; Bell gets 29 kills in Pro Volleyball victory

Ohio State, UCLA win; Bell gets 29 kills in Pro Volleyball victory

Ohio State’s Shane Wetzel powers up with one hand against Lewis/Ohio State photo

Ohio State won its sixth match in a row as the No. 6 Buckeyes swept No. 14 Lewis in the MIVA, where they hold a three-game lead in the win column.

Fourth-ranked UCLA took it to No. 11 USC in the MPSF.

And in the Pro Volleyball Federation, Khat Bell went off for 29 kills — the most ever in the first-year league — as the Vegas Thrill beat the San Diego Mojo.

Friday’s NCAA Division I-II men’s schedule includes a Big West match with No. 5 UC Irvine at No. 18 UC San Diego and three Big West teams playing non-conference matches with No. 2 Long Beach State home for the EIVA’s No. 9 Penn State, No. 3 Hawai’i home for the NEC’s Sacred Heart, and No. 16 CSUN home for the EIVA’s Charleston.

The lone MPSF match has No. 1 Grand Canyon entertaining No. 8 Stanford. 

In the MIVA, No. 12 Ball State is home for Queens and Quincy is at McKendree, while Lindenwood plays host to independent No. 19 Lincoln Memorial.

There’s a key EIVA match when No.17 George Mason is at No. 15 Princeton. NJIT is home for the NEC’s FDU and Harvard is at the NEC’s No. 20 Daemen.

There are four Conference Carolinas matches with Belmont Abbey at Erskine, King at Barton, Emmanuel at North Greenville and Lees-McRae at Mount Olive.

Dominican of the ECC is at the NEC’s Merrimack and in the SIAC Kentucky State plays Morehouse, Central State plays Fort Valley State and Edward Waters plays Benedict.

The only Pro Volleyball Federation match Friday has the Grand Rapids Rise at the Orlando Valkyries.

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NCAA men

Ohio State (14-3, 8-1 MIVA) routed visiting Lewis 25-23, 25-17, 25-17 as the Buckeyes hit .352. Shane Wetzel led with 18 kills, hit .400, and had four aces and six digs. Jacob Pasteur had 11 kills with two errors in 18 attacks to hit .500 and had seven aces and three digs. Ohio State had 11 aces with 11 errors. Lewis (9-8, 3-4) got 13 kills from Max Roquet … No. 13 Loyola Chicago (10-8, 5-3 MIVA) swept visiting Purdue Fort Wayne (9-8, 3-5) as Daniel Fabikovic had 18 kills, hit .519, and had two assists, a block and a dig … 

UCLA (13-4, 4-1 MPSF) swept 25-20, 25-10, 25-14 at USC (10-7, 2-3) as the Bruins hit .492. Ethan Champlin had 10 kills and hit .400 to go with two blocks and four digs, and Cooper Robinson had nine kills, hit .467, and had three aces, four blocks and two digs….

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