The 10th-ranked and No. 4 seed Ohio State (22-8 overall) mens volleyball squad lost 3-0 (30-25, 30-26, 30-17) to top-ranked and No. 1 seed Stanford (23-6) in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship in Maples Pavilion on the campus of Stanford. Ohio States Shawn Sangrey posted a team-high 12.5 points in the match with 12 kills and one assist block.
Ohio State middle hitter Ted Schoenfeldt and libero Mik Berzins have been honored for their play last week in the MIVA Tournament. Schoenfeldt has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Div. I-II National Player of the Week and the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Offensive Player of the Week.
The Ohio State (22-7) men's volleyball team has been seeded fourth in the 2010 National Collegiate Men's Volleyball Championship and will face top seeded and host Stanford (22-6) in the semifinals at 11 p.m. ET Thursday, May 6 in Stanford California at Maples Pavilion. The match will be carried live by ESPNU.
The 15th-ranked Loyola University Chicago mens volleyball team suffered a 3-2 (28-30, 30-25, 30-26, 20-30, 11-15) defeat at the hands of No. 10 Ohio State in the MIVA Championship match on Saturday night (May 1) in St. John Arena. The No. 2 seed Ramblers took a 2-1 match lead before the top-seeded Buckeyes won the final two sets to earn the conference tournament title.
The 10th-ranked and top-seeded Ohio State (22-7 overall) mens volleyball squad overcame a 2-1 lead by 15th-ranked and No. 2 seed Loyola-Chicago (20-6) to win 3-2 (30-28, 25-30, 26-30, 30-20, 15-11) in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament Championship match in St. John Arena Saturday night. The victory, OSUs 12 consecutive win, gives the Buckeyes the MIVA automatic bid to the NCAA Championship Semifinals, Thursday, May 6 at Stanford. Semifinal pairings will be announced Sunday.
The 13th-ranked Ball State mens volleyball team saw its 2010 season come to an end Wednesday evening with a 3-1 (30-24, 27-30, 30-28, 30-27) setback to No. 10 Ohio State in the semifinal round of the 2010 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament at St. John Arena.
The Lewis mens volleyball season came to a close on Wednesday evening in a Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Semifinal 3-0 (30-26, 30-23, 30-18) loss at Loyola. Freshman Ian Karbiener (Orlando, Fla./Olympia) led Lewis with 14 kills.
The 10th-ranked and top-seeded Ohio State (21-7 overall) mens volleyball squad won a 3-1 (30-24, 27-30, 30-28, 30-27) victory over 13th-ranked (tie) and No. 4 seed Ball State (19-11) in a semifinal match of the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament hosted at Ohio State. The Buckeyes advance to the tournament championship match at 7 p.m. Saturday in St. John Arena against No. 2 seed and 15th-ranked Loyola-Chicago (20-5), a 3-0 (30-26, 30-23, 30-18) winner over Lewis (19-10) in the other semifinal match hosted by Loyola.
The 15th-ranked Loyola University Chicago mens volleyball team defeated Lewis, 3-0 (30-26, 30-23, 30-18), on Wednesday night (April 28) in Alumni Gym to advance to the MIVA Championship match. Mike Bunting, George Kamberos and Kris Berzins each hit double digits in the kill column to lead the No. 2 seed Ramblers (20-5) past the No. 3 seed Flyers (19-10).
For the first time this season, the Ball State mens volleyball team has swept the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Associations weekly awards, with senior setter Ethan Pheister (Shorewood, Wis./Shorewood H.S.) earning MIVA Offensive Player of the Week and senior libero Billy Ebel (Lenexa, Kan./Bishop Miege H.S.) being named the MIVA Defensive Player of the Week.
After guiding the Ball State offense to a .330 rate of success in last Saturdays MIVA Tournament quarterfinal victory over IPFW, mens volleyball senior setter Ethan Pheister (Shorewood, Wis./Shorewood H.S.) has been named the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association Mens Division I-II National Player of the Week.
The 13th-ranked Ball State men's volleyball team advanced to the semifinals of the 2010 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament with a 3-0 (30-28, 30-23, 30-22) sweep of in-state rival IPFW Saturday night at Worthen Arena. With the win, the fourth-seed Cardinals improve to 19-10 on the year and will travel to No. 1 seed Ohio State (20-7) Wednesday for a 7 p.m. semifinal showdown versus the Buckeyes at St. John Arena.
Lewis mens volleyball advanced to the Semifinals of the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament with a sweep of Quincy 30-16, 30-23, 30-24 on Saturday evening at Neil Carey Arena.
The 15th-ranked Loyola University Chicago mens volleyball team used a .549 team hitting percentage to blow past Grand Canyon, 3-0 (30-17, 30-10, 30-17), in the quarterfinal round of the MIVA Tournament on Saturday night (April 24) in Alumni Gym. The No. 2 seed Ramblers (19-5) advance to the MIVA semifinals to take on crosstown rival and No. 3 seed Lewis, while the No. 7 seed Antelopes close out their season at 14-26.
Grand Canyon men's volleyball season came to an end Saturday with a 3-0 loss to No. 15 Loyola-Chicago in the quarterfinals of the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association tournament. GCU, playing without injured freshman setter Brad Moore (Orange, CA, Orange Lutheran), lost 30-17, 30-10, 30-17.
A Mastodon hitting percentage of just .137, combined with a powerfully efficient Ball State attack doomed the 'Dons, as they fell in the first round of the MIVA tournament for the third time in as many seasons, 30-28, 30-23, 30-22.
The 2010 season for the Quincy University men's volleyball team came to an end on Saturday night with a 3-0 loss to Lewis University in the first round of the MIVA Tournament. Quincy fell 30-16, 30-23 and 30-24 as they were never able to get their offensive attack going hitting just .103 as a team in the match.
After another solid weekend of backcourt play, Ball State men's volleyball senior libero Billy Ebel (Lenexa, Kan./Bishop Miege H.S.) picked up Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Defensive Player of the Week honors for the third straight week and sixth time this season.
Shawn Sangrey, a 6-5 sophomore opposite for 11th-ranked Ohio State (20-7 overall, 11-1 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association), has been named the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week and the fourth time this season.
The 15th-ranked Ball State mens volleyball team celebrated senior night in style, posting a 3-0 (30-25, 30-28, 30-28) sweep of No. 13 Loyola Saturday night at Worthen Arena. With the win, the Cardinals end the 2010 regular season with an 18-10 overall record, including a 7-5 mark in Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association play. With the 7-5 record, Ball State earns the No. 4 seed in the upcoming league tournament and will host No. 5 seed IPFW Saturday night in quarterfinal play at Worthen Arena. First serve is set for 7:30 p.m.
Grand Canyon lost its Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association regular season finale to Lewis University 3-0 at Neil Carey Arena Saturday. GCU (14-25, 1-11) lost by set scores of 30-15, 30-21, 30-24.
Lewis swept Grand Canyon 30-15, 30-21, 30-24 on Saturday evening at Neil Carey Arena using a starting lineup with all five seniors. The win gives Lewis the No. 3 seed in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament thanks to a tie-breaker over Ball State. The Flyers will host Quincy in a First Round match on Saturday at 7 p.m.
The 13th-ranked Loyola University Chicago men's volleyball team fell to No. 15 Ball State, 3-0 (25-30, 28-30, 28-30) on Saturday night (April 17) in Muncie, Ind. The Ramblers (18-5 overall, 10-2 MIVA) drop their second straight MIVA contest, while the Cardinals improve to 18-10 overall and 7-5 in conference play.
The 11th-ranked Ohio State (20-7 overall, 11-1 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) mens volleyball squad recorded its 20th victory of the season with a 3-1 (30-21, 28-30, 30-23, 30-24) non-conference victory over St. Francis (12-14) in St. John Arena Saturday night. Ohio States Shawn Sangrey recorded a match-high 27.5 points in the contest with a match-high 24 kills (.395), three ace serves and one assist block. Ted Schoenfeldt added 17 points for OSU with 14 kills (.545), two ace serves and two assist blocks.