March 20, 2023

NCAA volleyball: UCLA, GCU men win; AVCA Poll; a noteworthy transfer

Second-rated UCLA improved to 8- as it opened its a few-match Japanese swing with a sweep at George Mason. Ninth-ranked Grand Canyon was also a Division I-II men’s volleyball winner Tuesday.

There are 5 additional matches Wednesday, like No. 5 Pepperdine playing host to UC Santa Barbara, nevertheless in the AVCA Poll at No. 15 irrespective of becoming 1-6. If a match is remaining shown, we have the viewing links at the Tv set & Streaming Listings page.

AVCA POLL: The purchase was slightly altered — no crew moved much more than 1 location — but the top rated 15 remained the very same.  There were being no modifications amongst the first 5 teams, Hawai’i, UCLA, Extensive Seashore Condition, Penn Condition and Pepperdine. Stanford is No. 6, buying and selling destinations with No. 7 UC Irvine. 

Simply click in this article for the comprehensive AVCA Men’s Countrywide Collegiate Coaches Poll. 

AVCA POW: The nationwide participant of the 7 days is Clarke Godbold of Long Beach front State. The junior exterior hitter averaged 4.25 kills in four sets, a acquire at Penn Point out.

MOREHEAD Condition: Previous 7 days, Morehead Condition mentor Jaime Gordon stepped absent from that job to dedicate his time to becoming the school’s comprehensive-time athletic director. He didn’t search far to replace himself, elevating assistant Kyrsten Becker-McBride. She’s been at his facet for 12 several years. 

TEMI TO WISCONSIN: Northwestern exterior hitter Temi Thomas-Ailara, a second-staff All-American, will participate in her graduate calendar year at Wisconsin. The 6-foot-2 product of Glenwood, Illinois, led the Wildcats with with 502 kills very last season, 4.33/set. 

MEN’S RECAPS: Due to the fact our past report Sunday early morning, there had been a handful of matches.

On Sunday, the four-match slate was highlighted by Grand Canyon of the MPSF sweeping UC San Diego of the Big West. Jackson Hickman led GCU with 12 kills, hit .375, and had two helps, 3 aces, 4 digs and two blocks, a person solo. 

Also Sunday, Fort Valley Point out defeat Campbellsville in four, Daemen defeat St. John Fisher in 5, and Merrimack did the same to Central State. Merrimack’s Zyshonne Lang experienced 12 kills, hit .326, and had an ace, seven digs and 4 blocks, three solo.

There had been no matches Monday.

Tuesday, UCLA of the MPSF gained 25-15, 25-21, 25-19 to fall George Mason of the EIVA to -7. Zach Rama led the Bruins with 10 kills and hit .429 right after owning a single mistake in 21 assaults to go with two digs and a block … 

Grand Canyon (7-) hit .492 and swept viewing Lees-McRae (2-2) of Conference Carolinas 25-18, 26-24, 25-19. Eleven unique Lopes experienced kills, including Camden Gianni with six. He experienced a single error in 12 assaults, an assist, an ace and a dig. Grayson Browning and Jackson Hickman every had five ills and no faults. Lees-McRae shed in spite of hitting .338. Michael Marsans experienced eight kills… 

Unbiased Lincoln Memorial (5-4) swept going to King (3-8) of Conference Carolinas. Shay Spadaro led with 12 kills and hit .550 after obtaining just one mistake in 20 assaults … unbiased Emmanuel (3-4) received 23 kills from Jayden Young and won in 4 at Fort Valley Point out (1-5) of the SIAC. FVSU’s Isaiah Fedd experienced 22 kills. 

Grand Canyon gamers enjoy the ball and libero Jordan Lucas in their match towards UC San Diego/Zach Campbell, GCU