The Grand Canyon men's volleyball team tied a program record for wins and ended their home season undefeated, but despite the success, the performance did not meet their expectations for the upcoming postseason. The Lopes secured their 22nd win by defeating No. 9 Pepperdine in three sets, marking their first season sweep of the Waves and first undefeated home season. The seniors, honored on Senior Night, have been pivotal to the team's success, setting new records and milestones in program history.

By the Numbers
  • GCU recorded their 22nd win of the season, tying a program record.
  • The team finished the home season with a perfect 10-0 record.
Yes, But

Despite the impressive performance, the team expressed disappointment in their own expectations for their level of play heading into the postseason.

State of Play
  • The Lopes will proceed to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship quarterfinals starting next Wednesday with a 22-4 record.
  • As the No. 2 seed in the MPSF Championship, GCU will face No. 7 Concordia Irvine at USC's Galen Center on Wednesday.
  • The NCAA tournament will host an eight-team field on May 2-4, with GCU aiming to secure an at-large bid by performing well in the upcoming tournaments.
What's Next

GCU looks ahead to the MPSF Championship and the NCAA tournament, focusing on earning an at-large bid and continuing to raise the bar for their performance.

Bottom Line

The Grand Canyon men's volleyball team celebrates tying a program record for wins and an undefeated home season, yet remains driven to exceed their own expectations as they head into the postseason and aim for success in the upcoming championships.