No. 10 Stanford Men's Volleyball Sweeps No. 6 USC|
March 9, 2014
Eric Mochalski had 18 kills while hitting .667 to lead the No. 10-ranked Stanford men's volleyball team to a 25-15, 25-14, 25-22 sweep over No. 6 USC in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match on Sunday (March 9) in USC's Galen Center.
Stanford improved to 12-7 overall and 9-7 in the MPSF, while the Trojans fell to 11-7 overall and 10-7 in the MPSF.
The Cardinal hit .527 to USC's .258. Stanford also had more blocks (7.0 to 2.0), digs (28 to 31) and aces (2 to 1).
Lucas Yoder led USC with 12 kills.
For Stanford, James Shaw added 8 kills, 6 digs and 4 blocks to go along with his 42 assists, while Steven Irvin also had 8 kills and Grant Delgado had 13 digs.
Stanford went on a 9-point scoring run in the first set to build a 13-6 margin and kept extending it while hitting .609. The Cardinal scored the first 4 points of the second set and steadily expanded on it while hitting .500 and getting 5.0 blocks as the Trojans scored their fewest points in a 25-point set this season. The third set was tight until Stanford scored back-to-back points to go up 17-16 and then slowly pulled away while hitting .500 again and getting 18 digs.
USC next travels to No. 7 UC Santa Barbara for an MPSF match on Wednesday (March 12).