First place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Mountain Division will be on the line when Pepperdine plays host to UCLA in a men’s volleyball match at 7 tonight at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu.
Pepperdine (5-2, 4-1) is ranked fifth in the American Volleyball Coaches Assn./USA Today poll and the Bruins (4-2, 4-1) are ranked fourth. Both teams are tied with UC Santa Barbara for first in the Mountain Division.
There will be extra incentive for Pepperdine setter Kurt Nelson. Nelson, a backup at UCLA, transferred to Pepperdine at the start of the spring semester.
Other events in the region today include:
Women’s golf: City of Glendale Pro-Am at Oakmont Country Club, 7:25 a.m.
College baseball: At 2 p.m., Ventura at Compton. At 2:30 p.m., Southern Colorado at The Master’s.
Men’s basketball: At 7:30 p.m., Life Bible at The Master’s.
Women’s basketball: At 7:05 p.m., Eastern Washington at Cal State Northridge.
College golf: At 12:30 p.m., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs. Cal Lutheran at Sunset Hills Country Club.
College softball: At 3 p.m., Antelope Valley at Moorpark. At 3:30 p.m., San Bernardino at Valley.
College swimming: At 9:30 a.m., Cal State Northridge, Pepperdine in Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference finals at Belmont Plaza, Long Beach.
Men’s tennis: At 2:30 p.m., Ventura at Glendale.
Women’s tennis: At 2 p.m., Cal Lutheran at Chapman, Glendale at Ventura, Hancock at Moorpark.
College track and field: At 2 p.m., Valley, Ventura and Hancock at Santa Barbara City, Glendale, West L.A. and Cuesta at Santa Monica.
Boys’ basketball: At 4 p.m., Sherman Oaks CES at L.A. CES. At 5:30 p.m., Wilshire West at Montclair Prep. At 7 p.m., South Pasadena at La Canada.
Girls’ basketball: At 3:30 p.m., La Reina at Bishop Diego. At 5 p.m., Montclair Prep at Ramona Convent. At 5:30 p.m., South Pasadena at La Canada. At 7 p.m., Oak Park at St. Bonaventure, Camarillo at Simi Valley, Channel Islands at Royal, Thousand Oaks at Agoura, Westlake at Newbury Park, Saugus at Hart, Pius X at Bell-Jeff, Alemany at Louisville, Notre Dame at Chaminade, Vasquez at L.A. Baptist. At 7:30 p.m., Maranatha at Village Christian, Highland at Lancaster, Palmdale at Antelope Valley, Quartz Hill at Littlerock, Buena at Dos Pueblos, Rio Mesa at Santa Barbara, Ventura at Oxnard. At 8 p.m., Harvard-Westlake vs. Flintridge Sacred Heart at St. Francis High.
Boys’ soccer: At 2:30 p.m., San Fernando at Chatsworth, Birmingham at Taft, Kennedy at Cleveland, Granada Hills at El Camino Real, Verdugo Hills at Eagle Rock, Bishop Diego at St. Bonaventure. At 3 p.m., Muir at Glendale. At 3:15 p.m., Hueneme at Buena, Rio Mesa at Dos Pueblos, Ventura at Oxnard. At 3:30 p.m., Pasadena Poly at Village Christian, South Pasadena at La Canada. At 4 p.m., Carpinteria at Oak Park, Desert Christian at Paraclete.
Girls’ soccer: At 2:30 p.m., Monroe at North Hollywood, Poly at Van Nuys, Reseda at Sylmar. At 3 p.m., Highland at Lancaster, Quartz Hill at Littlerock. At 3:15 p.m., Pasadena at Hoover, Glendale at Muir, Arcadia at Crescenta Valley, Buena at Hueneme, Dos Pueblos at Rio Mesa, Oxnard at Ventura. At 3:30 p.m., La Canada at South Pasadena, Moorpark at Santa Paula, Nordhoff at Villanova Prep. At 4 p.m., Paraclete at Desert Christian. At 6 p.m., Palmdale at Antelope Valley.
Girls’ water polo: At 3:15 p.m., Ventura at Oxnard.