No. 12 CBU comes off a bye week to face three MPSF matchups. The Lancers host Stanford and UC San Diego on Monday and Friday, with a Wednesday road match against UC Irvine sandwiched in between. CBU picked up a big win over UCLA at home earlier this month, but followed that up by dropping matches at USC and Pepperdine.
Tickets for this week's home matches against Stanford and UC San Diego are available for the general public. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for non-CBU students with ID and CBU alumni. Children under 12 are free. Parking on campus is free to the general public during athletic events. Gates open at 6 p.m.
CBU will have live coverage of the team's home matches this week on cbulancers.com, just follow the JOIN NOW link under the Luxury Box on the front page of the website for payment and login information. Live stats of the match will also be available under the multimedia tab on the front page of cbulancers.com.
IN THE RANKINGS>>>
CBU started the season ranked No. 15 in the AVCA/NCAA Division I-II poll and has since bounced around in the upper third of the rankings, reaching its highest point with a No. 11 ranking in the sixth week of the season. The Lancers are currently ranked No. 12 in the most recent poll. CBU has not been outside of the Top 15 this season.
The Lancers are 2-1 all-time against the Stanford Cardinal, picking up a win the last time the two teams played in Palo Alto. CBU and Stanford have never played in Riverside. The Lancers are 2-9 all-time against UC Irvine, but did pick up a win earlier this year when they hosted the then-No. 1-ranked Anteaters. CBU is 1-6 when playing in Irvine. The Lancers are 16-6 against their final opponent of the week, UC San Diego, owning a 10-1 record in the Van Dyne Gym.
HOME SWEET HOME>>>
The Lancers are currently 3-1 at home, getting all three of their conference wins inside the friendly confines of the Van Dyne Gym. CBU is still looking for its first road win as a member of the MPSF, going 0-4 away from Riverside so far this year. The Lancers out-hit opponents by nine points at home and have 20 more errors when playing on the road.
Levi Cabral leads the Lancers with 238 kills this season, but Guilherme Koepp's 4.22 kills per set are a team best ... Cabral's 4.33 kps in MPSF matches is a conference best ... CBU leads the MPSF in kills and assists.