USC Men's Volleyball Wins At Pacific|
March 2, 2013
Tanner Jansen had 21 kills and Robert Feathers added 16 kills to lead the No. 13-ranked USC men's volleyball team to a 23-25, 29-27, 25-16, 25-22 win at No. 15 Pacific in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match on Saturday (March 2).
The Trojans improved to 4-8 overall and in the MPSF. Pacific fell to 5-9 overall and 3-9 in the MPSF.
The victory avenged a 3-1 Pacific victory over USC in January that snapped the Trojans' 13-match winning streak over the Tigers.
In Saturday's match, USC hit .245 to Pacific's .198. The Trojans had more aces (7 to 0) and digs (48 to 36), but were outblocked by the Tigers (16.0 to 7.5).
For Pacific, Taylor Hughes had 14 kills, 6 digs and 5 blocks, Adam Troy added 10 kills and 9 digs and Tommy Carmody had 19 blocks.
The first 2 sets were tight until the end, the Pacific claiming the first set on a Trojan serving error followed by a Troy kill as the Tigers hit .357 and then USC getting the second set as consecutive kills by Jansen and Feathers ended it. The Trojans used a 5-0 run in the third set to open up a 21-15 lead and cruised in while hitting .455. A 3-0 run gave USC an 18-15 edge in the fourth set and Pacific could never catch up.
USC next plays at No. 4 Stanford on Sunday (March 3) at 7 p.m. in an MPSF contest that will be shown live on Pac-12 Networks.