On the last day of the Second Annual Cal Lu Fornia Invitational, the Cal Lutheran men’s volleyball team swept past Regis (Mass.) 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-19) inside Gilbert Arena on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Kingsmen conclude a strong showing as tournament hosts, winning two out of three matches in two days.
On the first day of the Second Annual Cal Lu Fornia Invitational, the Cal Lutheran men’s volleyball team split the competition, defeating Benedictine-Mesa (Ariz.) in a five-set thriller 3-2 (25-12, 16-25, 25-17, 23-25, 15-12) before falling to No. 10 Wentworth 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-23) inside Gilbert Arena.
CLU def. BU 3-2 The Kingsmen started the first match of the weekend on a strong note, hitting a blistering .478 in the first set while putting the Redhawks away 25-12. With the score 7-5 early on, the Violet and Gold strung together 12 straight points with Kristian Gallardo behind the service line. Gallardo was a force to be reckoned with all match, tallying four service aces, including three in the first set alone.
After nearly three weeks away from home, the Cal Lutheran men’s volleyball team returned to Gilbert Arena where they squared off against NAIA No. 10 Clarke (Iowa) on Monday night. Winners of 12 straight matches, the Crusaders stayed hot with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-16) sweep over the Kingsmen.
The severe storms that hit Southern California this weekend altered the Cal Lutheran men’s volleyball trip to Arizona. Forced to travel on game day after being rerouted through a different airport, the Kingsmen were able to salvage one of two scheduled matches in Arizona, but Grand Canyon University proved to be too much for visiting CLU as the team fell 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-20) on Saturday evening.
The Cal Lutheran men’s volleyball team welcomed a formidable Hope International squad to Gilbert Arena on Thursday night, and fell 3-1 (18-25, 27-25, 25-22, 25-18) in a match that featured many long rallies and evenly contested sets between the two teams.
After two consecutive victories, the Cal Lutheran men’s volleyball team could not make it a third after running into No. 4 UC Santa Cruz on Saturday night and falling 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-22) at the hands of the Banana Slugs inside Gilbert Arena.
For the first time in its young program history, the Cal Lutheran men’s volleyball team won its second straight match with a 3-1 (25-21, 25-17, 20-25, 25-22) victory over El Camino College on Friday night inside Gilbert Arena.