Trojan Men's Volleyball Win All 3 Matches On First Day Of USC Fall Tourney


    Nov. 9, 2013

    The USC men's volleyball team got its 2013 fall season off to a successful start by winning all three of its matches on the first day of the 12-team, two-day pre-season USC Fall Tournament on Friday (Nov. 8) at the Galen Center Pavilion.

    The Trojans defeated Hawaii, 25-20, 20-25, 15-11, and then Cal Baptist, 25-20, 20-25, 15-8 before downing Lewis, 25-19, 25-17, on the Galen Center main court.

    In other matches on Friday, Cal State Northridge beat Lewis, 25-22, 25-22, UCLA defeated Long Beach State 1, 25-20, 26-24, Long Beach State 2 beat Cal Baptist, 25-19, 25-21, Long Beach State upended Cal State Northridge, 25-12, 25-21, and UCLA defeated Hawaii, 25-17, 25-20.

    Saturday's (Nov. 9) competition begins at 9:45 a.m. with USC hosting crosstown rival UCLA on Court 1, Stanford meeting Grand Canyon on Court 2, Pepperdine playing Long Beach State on Court 3 and UC Santa Barbara facing Pacific on Court 4. Then at 11:30 a.m., it's Pepperdine against Pacific on Court 1, USC versus Grand Canyon on Court 2, Stanford against Lewis on Court 3 and Cal State Northridge versus Cal Baptist on Court 4. The 1:15 p.m. matches are UC Santa Barbara and Cal State Northridge on Court 1, Pepperdine and Hawaii on Court 2, Pacific and Long Beach State on Court 3 and Cal Baptist and Lewis on Court 4. At 3 p.m. Stanford plays UCLA on Court 1, Grand Canyon meets Lewis on Court 2, USC faces Cal State Northridge on Court 3 and Hawaii battles UC Santa Barbara on Court 4. The tourney concludes at 4:45 p.m. with Grand Canyon against Pacific on Court 1, Pepperdine versus UCLA on Court 2, UC Santa Barbara against Cal Baptist on Court 3 and Stanford versus Long Beach State on Court 4.

    All matches are the best of 3 sets, with the first 2 sets played to 25 points and the third set to 15 points. For matches that are decided in 2 sets, teams have the option of playing a non-counting third set.

    Admission is free. The Galen Center Pavilion is adjacent to the Galen Center, with the volleyball courts on the upstairs level.