Not sure what happened to previous threads regarding beach and NCAA men and Cal Baptist dropping program
Sorry to everyone who posted Appreciate all the help when I was traveling. Didn’t get home until Monday night
To recap the weekend.
Ohio State sweeps BYU 25-19, 25-20, 25-22 to successfully defend its title
It was the third national championship for the Buckeyes (’11, ’16, ’17)
• Fourth consecutive national title for the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA)ALL-NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAM
Nicolas Szerszen, Ohio State – Most Outstanding Player
Christy Blough, Ohio State
Driss Guessous, Ohio State
Maxime Hervoir, Ohio State
Blake Leeson, Ohio State
Brendan Sander, BYU
Stijn van Tilburg, Hawaii
SandBows finish third at NCAA
UH split on opening day, 3-1 vs. FSU, 0-3 vs USC, wins 2 on Saturday, 3-0 vs. LSU, 3-2 vs. FSU
Ozee and Zalopany were named to the All-Tournament team at the No. 5 flight.
Homayun-Kan finish with school record 31 dual match wins
wish they would finish out the matches but guess no reason after dual is clinched.
No. 3 Pepperdine 3, No. 5 Hawai’i 0
1. Knudsen/Roh (Pepperdine) def. Martin/Tucker (UH), 21-18, 21-15
2. Quiggle/Howard (Pepperdine) def. Schucht/Taylor (UH), 21-17, 21-15
3. Caputo/Dyer (Pepperdine) vs. Maglio/Weaver (UH), 21-18, 19-21, unfinished
4. Wilson/Deahna Kraft (Pepperdine) def. Homayun/Kan (UH), 9-21, 21-15, 15-9
5. Seiber/Lyons (Pepperdine) vs. Ozee/Zalopany (UH), 21-12, 21-23, 4-4, unfinished
Order of finish: 2, 1, 4*
USC successfully defends its title, edging Pepperdine 3-2 for title. Second time in two days that the Women of Troy edge the Waves 3-2.
Cal Baptist drops men’s volleyball
As for the Lancers, on Monday CBU dropped its men’s program and will add women’s beach. Kind of odd since men have 4.5 scholarships, beach maxes at 6.
But CBU has decided to go DI in all sports, will leave the PacWest (DII) and join the WAC.
WAC has CSU Bakersfield, Chicago State, Grand Canyon, UM-Kansas City, New Mexico State, Seattle U, Texas-Rio Grande Valley and Utah Valley
no word on when they’ll add beach but you can be sure the coaches of the Big West, MPSF and other conferences are reaching out to the Lancers who will be free to transfer without having to sit out.
Think that’s about it.
Believe Ljungqvist arrives this Sunday. Will catch up with her next week.