Men's Volleyball
    Alberta Beats USC In Men's Volleyball Exhibition

    Henry Cassiday and Bill Ferguson

    Jan. 4, 2013

    USC-Alberta Final Stats | BC-Okanagan vs CSUN Final Stats

    Mitch Irvine had 16 kills, 10 digs and 4 blocks to propel Alberta, Canada's top-ranked collegiate men's volleyball team, to a 22-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-17 victory over No. 9 USC in an exhibition match on Friday (Jan. 4) on the second and final day of a 4-team event in the Galen Center.

    Ryley Barnes added 12 kills for the Golden Bears and Jay Olmstead had 11 kills and 8 digs.

    For USC, Tanner Jansen had 18 kills, 7 digs and 4 blocks, while Cristian Rivera had 12 kills and 9 digs and Robert Feathers had 11 kills and 6 blocks.

    In the day's first match, John Baker had 13 kills and 6 digs while Brandon Lebrock and Jared Moore each added 11 kills to lead No. 12 Cal State Northridge to a 25-16, 25-22, 25- 12 exhibition sweep over British Columbia-Okanagan.

    Riley McFarland had 11 kills for BC-Okanagan.

    On Thursday (Jan. 3), USC swept BC-Okanagan and Cal State Northridge did the same to Alberta.

    Two- time defending Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular season champion USC, which has advanced to the NCAA Final Four 3 times in the past 4 years, now opens MPSF play on Thursday (Jan. 10) at UC San Diego before visiting top-ranked, defending NCAA champ UC Irvine on Friday (Jan. 11).