After two tough losses to No. 4 Southern Cal and No. 10 Pepperdine in California last week, the Penn State men’s volleyball team (13-3, 6-0 EIVA) fell to No. 8 in this week’s AVCA Division I-II Coaches’ Poll.
With their wins, USC and Pepperdine moved up in the poll to No. 3 and No. 7 respectively.
There is a new No.1 this week as UC Irvine overtakes UCLA after defeating them in five sets at UCLA on Saturday. You can see the full rankings here.
While the Lions struggled against two elite teams, Connor Curry may have had his best defensive weekend of the season.
Curry recorded seven digs against Pepperdine on Thursday and notched 10 against USC on Friday.
This is the second EIVA Defensive Player of the Week award of the season for Curry, who also won the award on Feb. 20.