No. 8 USC Men's Volleyball Beats No. 11 Hawaii In 4 Sets|
Feb. 20, 2014
Tanner Jansen had 20 kills while hitting .395 and Lucas Yoder added 18 kills with a .371 hitting percentage to lead the No. 8-ranked USC men's volleyball team to a 25-17, 15-25, 25-14, 25-22 win over No. 11 Hawaii in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match on Thursday (Feb. 20) in USC's Galen Center.
USC improved to 8-5 overall and 7-5 in the MPSF. The Rainbow Warriors dropped to 9-5 overall and 7-4 in the MPSF.
The teams meet again in the Galen Center on Saturday (Feb. 22) in a 7 p.m. MPSF match that will be televised live nationally on Pac-12 Networks.
In Thursday's victory, USC hit .328 overall to Hawaii's .218 and the Trojans had more blocks, 13.5 to 7.0.
For Hawaii, Brook Sedore had 14 kills, Sinisa Zarkovic had 13 kills and 11 digs and Joby Ramos had 12 digs and 2 aces.
USC jumped out to a quick 8-2 lead in the first set and was never threatened while hitting .480 and getting 5.0 blocks and 13 digs. The tables turned in the second set as Hawaii used a 6-0 run to build a 14-6 lead and USC could never catch up as the Rainbow Warriors notched 4.0 blocks and 3 aces. USC regained control in the third set with a 7-0 run that