Monday, 4 March 2024

International Volleyball

UCLA, BYU win in men’s volleyball; NCAA honors Logan Eggleston

Loyola's Daniel Fabikovic serves against UCLA in NCAA men's volleyball in Chicago on January 11, 2024

Loyola Chicago’s Daniel Fabikovic serves against UCLA/Loyola photo

BYU won in five at Loyola Chicago and UCLA won in a tough four at Lewis as early season, non-conference matches dot the NCAA men’s volleyball schedule.

Other winners Thursday included Ball State, Penn State and USC.

In women’s volleyball news, former Texas great Logan Eggleston was honored by the NCAA and Seattle U hired a coach.

This is our last roundup until Monday, so here is the schedule for the next few days.

There are 17 matches on a busy Friday, including four Big West teams all at home with Hawai’i playing Emmanuel of Conference Carolinas, CSUN playing the EIVA’s Harvard, UC Santa Barbara playing the MPSF’s Stanford and Long Beach State playing the NEC’s LIU.

Two other MPSF teams are in action as Grand Canyon is home for the MIVA’s Lindenwood and Concordia Irvine entertains Division III power Springfield.

The EIVA’s NJIT is home for King of Conference Carolinas.

The MIVA’s Charleston is home for Queens of Conference Carolinas, Ball State entertains Tusculum, Purdue Fort Wayne is at the NEC’s Sacred Heart and Quincy hosts Dominican.

Belmont Abbey of Conference Carolinas plays twice in Atlantic City against FDU of the NEC and the ECC’s St. Thomas Aquinas. Also in Atlantic City, Barton plays FDU. Lees-McRae plays Saint Vincent and Erskine plays Edward Waters of the SIAC.

Saturday’s slate shows more top-level non-conference matches, including the MPSF’s BYU at the MIVA’s Lewis and UCLA at Loyola Chicago. Stanford is at the Big West’s UC Santa Barbara, Pepperdine is home for LIU and USC plays independent Lincoln Memorial.
The Big West’s UC San Diego is at the MIVA’s Ohio State, UC Irvine entertains the EIVA’s Princeton and Long Beach State is home for Saint Francis (PA).

The EIVA’s Penn State is home for King and NJIT has Purdue Fort Wayne. Ball State plays Tusculum again.

Sacred Heart plays Belmont Abbey and Barton.

Sunday shows four matches, Lees-McRae at Charleston, Lindenwood back at GCU, Pepperdine of the MPSF home for Lincoln Memorial and Dominican vs. Missouri S&T.

Want to watch a match? If it’s being shown, we have the viewing link in our VolleyballMag TV & Streaming Listings.

THURSDAY’S RECAPS: BYU (3-0), No. 9 in the AVCA poll, rallied to beat No. 10 Loyola (1-4) 19-25, 26-24, 25-27, 25-22, 15-13. Luke Benson had 21 kills, hit .333, and had an assist, four aces, four blocks and six digs. Kupono Browne had 13 kills, three blocks and six digs. Teon…

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