Monday, 27 March 2023

International Volleyball

Reverse sweep-stakes: Charleston, Pepperdine, Ball St. rally from 0-2 deficits

Reverse sweep-stakes: Charleston, Pepperdine, Ball St. rally from 0-2 deficits

Charleston, which had lost a set this season, is still unbeaten after the No. 14 Eagles pulled off a reverse EIVA sweep at George Mason.

Seventh-ranked Pepperdine got 30 kills from Jaylen Jasper and did the same in its MPSF match with visiting No. 5 and previously unbeaten Grand Canyon.

No. 12 Ball State also had to come back from 0-2 to win its MIVA match at Lindenwood.

There’s a four-way tie atop Conference Carolinas and No. Hawai’i, No. 2 UCLA and No. 3 Penn State all won.

The NCAA Division I-II recaps and highlights follow, but first a look at Saturday’s schedue that is chock full of conference matches.

In the EIVA, Penn State is at NJIT, Mason is home again for Charleston, and Harvard is at Princeton.

The MIVA has Ball State at Quincy, No. 10 Loyola Chicago home for McKendree and No. 11 Ohio State at Lindenwood.

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

The Big West is off and the only MPSF match has No. 8 BYU at Concordia Irvine.

The NEC shows St. Francis Brooklyn at D’Youville, Sacred Heart at Fairleigh Dickinson and Merrimack at Saint Francis.

In the SIAC, Edward Waters plays two home matches against Kentucky State, Central State is at Benedict, Fort Valley State plays host to indepedent Lincoln Memorial and Morehouse plays host to independent Tusculum. 

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

Charleston (14-0, 3-0 EIVA) won 18-25, 27-29, 25-21, 25-22, 15-12 at Mason (2-9, 0-2). Luuk Hoge Bavel led Charleston with 12 kills, an ace, three blocks and eight digs. The Eagles hit .258 and  had five aces and 16 errors. Mason’s Omar Hoyos had a career-high 24 kills, an ace, a block and eight digs. Mason hit .268 and had 11 aces and 30 errors …

Pepperdine (10-6, 2-2 MPSF) came back for a 20-25, 23-25, 25-17, 27-25, 15-9 victory over visiting Grand Canyon (14-1, 3-1). Jasper, who has had 30 kills in Pepperdine’s five-set loss to GCU on Wednesday, got 30 more as he hit .578 with four errors in 45 attacks. He had an assist and six digs. Pepperdine hit .398 and had five aces and 24 errors. GCU had four players with 10 or more kills, 13 by Christian Janke, who hit .478. GCU hit .418 and had seven aces and 21 errors, eight by Janke who had no aces. Camden Gianni had 12 kill, four assist, a block, six digs and six of those aces …

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