BYUH advances in regional, Top 25 scores, Beach clinches

No. 9 BYU-Hawaii opened NCAA II tournament play tonight, defeating Central Washington 19-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19 in Nampa, Idaho. Seasiders will face the winner of tonight’s last quarterfinal between host and top seed Northwest Nazarene and Dixie State.

Long Beach State sweeps UC Davis, clinches its 13th Big West title. Ends Hawaii’s streak of consecutive conferences titles at 19 dating back to 1994 when the Wahine finished second to the 49ers

Top 25
12) BYU def. Portland 25-14, 25-19, 25-21
18) Long Beach State def. UC Davis 25-17, 25-23, 25-19
Cal State Northridge def. UC Riverside 25-16, 25-8, 25-11

Top 25 from Wednesday
2) Wisconsin def. 10 Illinois 25-13, 24-26, 27-25, 28-26
3) Texas def. Baylor 21-25, 25-14, 25-17, 25-19
4) Penn State def. Michigan 25-19, 25-23, 27-25
9) Colorado State def. San Jose State 26-24, 25-14, 25-14
11) Nebraska def. Indiana 25-11, 25-20, 26-24
16) Purdue def. Rutgers 25-16, 25-21, 25-17
20) Ohio State def. Iowa 25-20, 28-26, 25-19


  1. Big Island VB fan November 20, 2014 6:34 pm

    Long Beach just defeated Davis at Davis in three straight sets. Thus Long Beach clinched the Big West Championship outright since there’s no way they’d lose to Riverside this coming Saturday.

  2. Warriorfan November 20, 2014 8:58 pm

    Heads up for wahine fans.
    Noreen Iosia and her Redondo Union team plays for the CIF state championship this Saturday on fox west prime ticket at 6 p.m.
    Unfortunately same time as the wahine match.

  3. hollycow November 20, 2014 9:02 pm

    Cindy, UH’s streak is not done yet, Beach has just clinched a tie for the BW crown. They have 3 matches left and UH 4. The Beach’s one win out of the next 3 will clinch the title outright. Very highly improbable but still…………

  4. OrbitalRipZ November 20, 2014 9:43 pm

    Thursday came & went, and these are the day’s matches that will affect the UH in the last publicly released weekly NCAA RPI before Selection Sunday.

    The WCC is generally considered the West Coast’s 2nd most powerful conference — behind the Pac-12 but ahead of the Big West — so it is usually a good idea to schedule a WCC brand name (BYU? LMU? San Diego?) in a preconference match.

    Unfortunately, the oopponent the UH scheduler chose turned out to be a real stinker this year. San Francisco (12-17, 5-12 conf., RPI 138) — 9th place in the 10-team WCC Standings — predictably lost today’s match (for Bay Area bragging rights) to Santa Clara.

    In the Big Sky Tournament for the automatic bid to the NCAA Championship, No.5 seed N. Arizona (21-7, 12-5, RPI 128) took down No.4 seed Idaho. Now NAU takes on the No.1 seed Idaho State in a last chance effort to get a bid to the Big Dance. If N. Arizona wins and moves on to the Final, the UH scheduler would have earned his pay.

    Congrats to LBSU (13-0 conf) for securing at least a tie for the Big West crown in sweeping UC Davies. With 3 matches left for LBSU, Hawai’i (9-3 conf) will need to run the table and LBSU will have to suddenly implode for the improbable to happen. Happens only on made-for-TV endings.

    And congrats to CSUN (8-5 conf) for keeping alive the slimmest of slim hopes of attaining an at-large bid by sweeping last-place UC Riverside

  5. LC November 20, 2014 10:12 pm

    LBSU rubbing it in big time .

  6. Cindy Luis November 21, 2014 7:51 am

    3. true, they would share and anything is mathematically possible. but regardless, The Beach goes into the NCAA as the Big West champion.

    5. Don’t see this as rubbing it in.

    DAVIS, Calif. – The Big West title is back home at the Beach. The Long Beach State women’s volleyball team claimed the Big West championship for the 13th time in program history with a 25-17, 25-23, 25-19 sweep of UC Davis on Thursday. The win was the 13th in a row for the Beach (23-4, 13-0 Big West) and also clinched the Big West’s automatic qualifier into the NCAA Tournament.

  7. LC November 21, 2014 10:42 am

    My Big West brethern from The Beach giving me a lot of guff about the fall of the Wahine . I just respond with yea but just wait till next year.

  8. Cubicle1126 November 21, 2014 10:43 am

    orbital — i would argue that having northern arizona has tremendous value already, regardless of how they do here on out in their conference tournament. they have a record of 21-7 on the season. that’s a big boost to hawaii’s RPI.

  9. Willie November 21, 2014 2:20 pm

    Watched a bunch of the VB Senior televised games. Lot of high level play.

    Anyone know if the West team player #11 from Roosevelt is going to play next year. Good all around skills, athletic and has power. Her last name is Jones I think?

  10. 'ohanaInBellingham November 21, 2014 3:46 pm

    7. LC: I wouldn’t feel too badly. Kudos to LBSU for winning the crown and to the BWC for its rising level of play. However, your LBSU buddies are a tad bit overconfident. They needed five sets – both times – to dispatch UH, and I don’t see LBSU advancing out of the round of 32 next month.

    We weren’t the best conference team this year, but look at where last year’s co-winners UCSB and CSUN ended up. I would be especially devastated as a CSUN fan because this was their year – loaded as they are with capable seniors.

    UH has deep foundations, and we continue to do well. Decade after decade.

  11. Cindy Luis November 21, 2014 4:01 pm

    7. Then perhaps you should clarify that instead of making such a broad statement.

    You might mention to your brethren that it’s been a while since LBS finished ahead of UH. 1994. to be fair Hawaii won in 95 and then either won or shared the past few years when returning from the WAC.

    8. Tough when you schedule a year in advance to predict how well the teams you schedule are going to do. Ohio’s done well too. RPI 39, 23-4.

    10. Gimmillaro made a comment that I never used this year, along the lines of what OIB wrote. When talking about the mid-majors, said Hawaii has continued year in and year out to have a nationally respected program and that his program had not always kept up in recent years.

  12. LC November 21, 2014 6:12 pm

    I understood my broad statement that’s all that counts.

  13. OrbitalRipZ November 22, 2014 11:27 am

    8. You can argue however you want — “have a record of 21-7 on the season. that’s a big boost to hawaii’s RPI” — but when your opponent is playing in a very weak conference (best rpi squad in the Big Sky is 92, with most in the rpi 100s, and several in the rpi 200s), NAU’s wins will not have a “big boost” to UH’s RPI, but any lost will certainly hurt Hawai’i.

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