No. 10 Buckeyes Fall to No. 1 Stanford, 3-0, in NCAA Championship SemifinalsThe 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.
Loyola Falls To Ohio State, 3-2, In MIVA Championship HeartbreakerThe 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.
No. 10 Buckeyes Rally From 2-1 Down for a Five-Game Win Over No. 15 Loyola-Chicago in the MIVA Tournament Championship MatchThe 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.
No. 13 Ball State Suffers 3-1 Loss At No. 10 Ohio StateThe 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.
Season Ends For Lewis In Semifinals At LoyolaThe 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.
No. 10 Buckeyes Defeat Ball State, 3-1, to Advance to the MIVA Tournament Championship Match Against Loyola-ChicagoThe 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.
Loyola Sweeps Lewis, Advances To MIVA ChampionshipThe 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).
Ball State Sweeps MIVA Weekly AwardsFor 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.
Ball State's Ethan Pheister Named Sports Imports/AVCA National Player Of The WeekAfter 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.
No. 13 Ball State Sweeps IPFW To Advance In MIVA TournamentThe 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.
Loyola Pounds Grand Canyon To Advance To MIVA SemifinalsThe 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 loses in MIVA quarterfinalsGrand 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.
Ball State Ends IPFW Season in MIVA QuartersA 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.
Quincy season ends in 3-0 loss to LewisThe 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.
2010 MIVA All-Conference Team AnnouncedOhio States Steven Kehoe named Player of the Year, Loyola-Chicagos Shane Davis and Ohio States Pete Hanson named co-Coaches of the Year and Lewis Ian Karbiener named Freshman of the Year
No. 15 Ball State Ends Regular Season With Sweep Of No. 13 Loyola-ChicagoThe 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 loses finale at LewisGrand 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.
IPFW closes regular season with MIVA winFor the second time in as many days, the duo of Darryl Shank and Elon Fyfield powered an IPFW conference victory, as the 'Dons defeated the Quincy Hawks, 30-20, 30-27, 24-30, 30-26.
Lewis Sweeps Grand Canyon On Senior NightLewis 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.
No. 11 Ohio State Defeats St. Francis, 3-1The 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.
No. 15 Ball State Swept By No. 11 Ohio StateThe 15th-ranked Ball State mens volleyball team saw its four-match winning streak come to an end with a 3-0 (30-26, 30-26, 30-19) setback at the hands of No. 11 Ohio State Friday evening at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio. With the loss, the Cardinals fall to 17-10 (6-5 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) on the year and need a win over No. 13 Loyola tomorrow for a chance to secure the No. 3 seed in the upcoming MIVA tournament. The Buckeyes, who improve to 19-7 (11-1 MIVA), secure the No. 1 seed and a first round bye in the league tournament with the victory.
Grand Canyon loses at LewisGrand Canyon lost 3-0 to Lewis in a Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association match at Neil Carey Arena Friday. GCU lost by set scores of 30-18, 30-28, 30-26.
Ian Karbieners Double-Double Helps Lewis To Sweep Of Grand CanyonROMEOVILLE, Ill. Lewis out-hit Grand Canyon .312 to .188 in a Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association match on Friday. Lewis swept the Antelopes 30-18, 30-28, 30-26. Thanks to the victory and Ball States loss to Ohio State on Friday evening, Lewis can clinch the No. 3 seed in the MIVA tournament by defeating Grand Canyon in Lewis regular season finale on Saturday.
No. 11 Buckeyes Sweep No. 15 Ball to Earn at Least a Share of the MIVA Regular Season ChampionshipThe 11th-ranked Ohio State (19-7 overall, 11-1 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) mens volleyball squad closed out regular season conference play with a 3-0 (30-26, 30-26, 30-19) sweep of 15th-ranked Ball State (17-10, 6-5) Friday night in St. John Arena. The win gives the Buckeyes a least a share of the regular season championship, their fourth consecutive title. Loyola-Chicago (18-4, 10-1) can share the regular season championship with a win Saturday at Ball State. Ohio State does earn the No. 1 seed in the MIVA Tournament and receives a bye in the quarterfinals, April 24. OSU earns the home court for one semifinal match, April 28 and with a semifinal win would host the tournament championship match, May 1. In the match, OSUs Shawn Sangrey posted a match-high 20 points with 17 kills (.250), one solo block and two assist blocks. John Klanac added 18.5 points with 18 kills (.481) and one assist block.
Quincy unable to overcome slow start against IPFWThe Quincy University men's volleyball team was unable to overcome a slow start at home on Friday falling to Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne falling 3-0 in a MIVA conference match by the scores of 30-24, 30-25 and 30-24.
MIVA Academic All-Conference Team AnnouncedThe Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association recognizes a total of 75 players who have been named to the MIVA Academic All-Conference Team. To be eligible, athletes must have achieved at least a career 3.00 grade point average on a 4.0 scale after the completion of the fall semester at their respective institutions.
Ball State's Billy Ebel Collects Fifth MIVA Defensive AwardFor the second straight week, and the fifth time this season, Ball State men's volleyball senior libero Billy Ebel (Lenexa, Kan./Bishop Miege H.S.) has been named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Defensive Player of the Week, as announced today by the league office.
Ohio State's Shawn Sangrey Named the MIVA Offensive Player of the WeekShawn Sangrey, a 6-5 sophomore opposite for the 11th-ranked Ohio State (18-7 overall, 10-1 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) mens volleyball team, has been named the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season. Sangrey averaged 7.92 points, 7.00 kills, 1.17 digs and .50 blocks per game in 3-0 victories over then 11th-ranked Loyola-Chicago (30-26, 32-30, 30-24) and Lewis (32-30, 30-25, 30-21).
Quincy back even after 3-1 loss to Lees-McRaeThe Quincy University men's volleyball team is back at even on their overall record after a 3-1 loss on the road to Lees-McRae on Sunday. The Hawks fell 30-32, 36-34, 30-25 and 30-27 to fall to 15-15 overall this season.