Men's Volleyball Can't Hold on to Lead|
April 8, 1998
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The San Diego State men's volleyball team came back from a 2-1 deficit to defeat the University of Southern California 3-2 (17-15, 9-15, 11-15, 15-10, 15-11) tonight at home in Peterson Gym.
The Aztecs improve to 9-15 overall and 5-12 in the MPSF, while the Trojans fall to 10-14, and 6-11 in the MPSF.
Aztec senior Matt Hyden led all players with 45 kills and a .507 (45-7-75) hitting percentage. Hyden also contributed 10 digs and six blocks for SDSU. Trojan sophomore Donald Suxho recorded match-highs of 92 assists and 25 digs. Senior Szilard Kovacs notched a match-high 12 blocks for the Trojans. Leading USC in kills with 36 was freshman Eli Fairfield.
The Aztecs hit .367 (108-31-210) for the match, to the Trojans' .332 (119-41-235). USC topped SDSU in assists (104-92) and digs (64-55). The Aztecs edged the Trojans in service aces (5-3). The teams were even with 23 total blocks apiece.
SDSU wil host #6 Long Beach State University tomorrow in Peterson Gym at 7:00 p.m. Next Tuesday, April 14, the Aztecs will take on cross-town rival UC San Diego in Peterson Gym at 7:00 p.m. The match will mark the end of the regulat season for SDSU.