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Fear the snout: UC Irvine wins NCAA men's volleyball championship

UC Irvine defeated Indiana-Purdue, Fort Wayne, 3-1 (30-24, 24-30, 39-23, 30-28) to win its first men's volleyball national title Saturday…

May 7, 2007

UC Irvine defeated Indiana-Purdue, Fort Wayne, 3-1 (30-24, 24-30, 39-23, 30-28) to win its first men’s volleyball national title Saturday at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio. It is UCI’s first national championship since the men’s water polo team took the crown in 1989. The Anteaters end the season 29-5 overall, the most wins in school history and the most in the country this year. The team hit a blistering .724 in game one (22-1-29) on their way to a 30-20 victory. Jayson Jablonsky and Matt Webber each had six kills with Webber hitting .857 (6-0-7) in the first set. UCI jumped out to a 5-2 lead behind the serving of Webber and never let IPFW get within three the rest of the game.