USC Men's Volleyball Sweeps UC San Diego To Snap Eight-Match Losing Skid|
Feb. 19, 2002
LOS ANGELES - The USC men's volleyball team, behind a match-high 17 kills from Beau Rawi and 12 from Mark Dusharme, snapped an 8-match losing skid as it swept UC San Diego, 30-23, 30-27, 30-22, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest on Tuesday (Feb. 19) in the USC North Gym.
USC is now 5-11 overall (still its slowest start ever) and 2-8 in the MPSF. UCSD dropped its seventh straight match to fall to 1-12 overall and 0-11 in the MPSF (the Tritons have lost 18 consecutive games).
The Trojans outhit UCSD, .408 to .172 and had more blocks, 12.0 to 7.5.
Rawi hit .556 and Dusharme hit .500, while All-American Brook Billings added 8 kills, 9 digs, 5 blocks and 2 aces, Phil Small had 8 kills and 4 blocks and Josh Day had a match-best 6 blocks. Trojan freshman setter J.T. Gilmour, filling in for injured Miles McGann (ankle sprain), had 44 assits with 4 kills and 6 digs.
For the Tritons, Jim Waller had 13 kills and Kevin Keyser added 9 kills and 5 blocks while Eric Perrine had a match-leading 11 digs.
USC's 30-23 win in the first game snapped its 16-game losing streak.
USC next travels to Northern California for MPSF matches at Pacific on Saturday (Feb. 23) at 7 p.m. and at Stanford on Sunday (Feb. 24) at 1 p.m.