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Men's Volleyball

Discussion in 'Other Mason Sports' started by MasonFanatic, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. MasonFanatic

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    That was just awesome...haha

    I need to go to more mens volleyball games -- they're very fun to watch.
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    Men's volleyball had an amazing weekend sweeping #15 St. Francis and then beating #9 PSU for the 1st time in 8 years 3-1 to vault up to the #2 seed in the conference.

    Mason plays Harvard in the tournament semi's on Thursday at 5pm (top 4 teams make tournament, all games played at PSU).

    Looks like the move to hire a PSU assistant is paying off!
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    http://www.offtheblockblog.com/2016/12/george-mason-tops-penn-state-as-favorite-to-win-eiva/:

    "The defending conference champions George Mason became the first team besides Penn State to be ranked No. 1 in the recent history of the EIVA Preseason Coaches Poll.

    The Patriots earned all but one first-place vote to finish nine points ahead of the Nittany Lions in the annual preseason poll that was released Monday. Penn State was the only other school to earn a first-place vote.

    George Mason reached the NCAA Tournament last season after winning the EIVA Tournament championship to end Penn State’s streak of 18 consecutive conference titles. The Patriots also have a majority of starters returning, including all-conference setter Brian Negron and Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Preseason All-American libero Johnny Gomez."
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    Mason maintained their #11 national ranking and will play 2 home matches this weekend (Friday and Saturday). Saturday is vs #9 Loyola at 7pm, I'm going to try and make it out.
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    Did anyone see the promo for the men's volleyball game during homecoming? Show your ticket and get in for free to see the men play #1 Long Beach State?

    The men are currently 4-6, but they play a super ambitious schedule this year, it seems (granted, I know there aren't a ton of men's volleyball teams out there). But So far, they've played:
    #15 GCU x2
    #7 Loyola Chicago
    #11 Lewis
    #12 Pepperdine
    #5 Ohio State
    #14 Ball State;

    and will be playing

    #1 Long Beach State,
    #9 Penn State x2
    #12 CSU Northridge
    #2 UCLA
    and #4 UC Ivrine.

    I don't think I've seen that many ranked opponents on their schedule before.
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    St. Francis was also ranked at the beginning of the year and we play them twice in conference. I follow them pretty closely, and this is by far the craziest schedule they have ever had. Even with a losing record, we were getting votes in last weeks poll.
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    Mason opens EIVA play in dominant fashion with consecutive 3-0 victories over NJIT and Princeton. They are two of the worse programs in the EIVA based on their records this year, but we won each of the 6 sets 25-16 - that's pretty damn dominant.

    #7 PSU (on the road) up next.
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    3-0 win against PSU. I believe their first ever win there?
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    Yes, first ever win @ PSU. Wow - this OOC schedule has really prepared the team for conference play (I believe they have over come some injuries as well).

    So pissed I completely forgot this match was last night and didn't watch.

    PSU was ranked 7th, we were 17th, so long as we beat a solid St. Francis today, likely to jump to somewhere around 10th.
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    PSU dropped to 10th, we only moved up one spot to 16th. At 8-7 we have wins over current #10 PSU and #11 Ball State, with all of our losses coming to teams ranked: 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13 (twice).

    Still have road matches in California against #'s 3, 4 and 12, followed by a home match vs PSU, to go.

    Hawaii (2), BYU (5), UC Irvine (tied for 13) and UCSB (15) are the only teams in the current top 15 we don't play.
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    I think we should give props to the men's volleyball team for their 6 game winning streak to open conference play.
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    Mason is now 8-0 in conference play.


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    2 games vs Harvard at the RAC Friday and Saturday - win one and we lock up 1st place and host Eiva tournament!
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    We win!
    Hrvrd 22 29 27 25 11
    GMU 25 27 25 27 15
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