Men's Volleyball Upsets No. 9 Loyola-Chicago
March 5, 1998
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The No. 15 USC men's volleyball team pulled off its second upset in a row, beating No. 9 Loyola-Chicago, 10-15, 15-6, 15-8, 15-10, on Thursday night in the North Gym.
In their last time out, the Trojans (7-9 overall) defeated then-No. 7 Stanford in five games. Loyola-Chicago fell to 15-4 overall.
Senior middle blocker Szilard Kovacs led the Trojans with 18 kills and nine blocks. Freshman outside hitter Eli Fairfield had 13 kills and 10 digs, freshman outside hitter Trevor Julian had 11 kills and 12 digs and sophomore setter Donald Suxho had 59 assists, nine digs and four blocks.
The Ramblers were led by Dan Schultz's 23 kills, 10 digs and seven blocks.
USC hit just .188 as a team, but Loyola-Chicago hit just .160.
The Trojans survived a cold start, hitting an even .000 in game one, but rebounded to take the next three games.