Men's Volleyball
    Nine-Team USC Men's Volleyball Fall Tournament This Weekend
    Micah Christenson (left) and Robert Feathers.
    Micah Christenson (left) and Robert Feathers.

    Oct. 15, 2012

    The USC men's volleyball squad will host the 9-team pre-season USC Fall Tournament this Friday and Saturday (Oct. 19 and 20) in the Galen Center Pavilion.

    The Trojans will be joined by Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opponents UCLA, UC Irvine, Long Beach State, Cal State Northridge, Stanford, Pacific and Cal Baptist, plus non-conference foe Grand Canyon.

    Admission is free. The Galen Center Pavilion is adjacent to the Galen Center, with the volleyball courts on the upstairs level.

    On Friday at 5:30 p.m., Cal State Northridge faces Grand Canyon on Court 1, UCLA plays UC Irvine on Court 2 and USC hosts Cal Baptist on Court 3. Then at 7:15 p.m., UC Irvine meets Grand Canyon on Court 1 and it's Cal State Northridge versus Cal Baptist on Court 2, while the Trojans battle UCLA in the Galen Center Arena's main court immediately following the Women of Troy's 6 p.m. Pac-12 home match against Utah.

    Saturday's competition begins at 8 a.m. with USC versus Grand Canyon on Court 1, UCLA against Cal State Northridge on Court 2 and UC Irvine against Long Beach State on Court 3. Then at 9:45 a.m., it's Stanford playing Grand Canyon on Court 1, USC meeting UC Irvine on Court 2 and UCLA against Pacific on Court 3. The 11:30 a.m. matches are Stanford against Cal Baptist on Court 1, Long Beach State versus Cal State Northridge on Court 2 and USC taking on Pacific on Court 3. At 3 p.m., Pacific plays Grand Canyon on Court 1, Long Beach State meets Cal Baptist on Court 2 and UCLA faces Stanford on Court 3. The tourney concludes at 4:45 p.m. with Pacific against Cal Baptist on Court 1, Stanford versus Long Beach State on Court 2 and UC Irvine playing Cal State Northridge on Court 3.

    All matches will be the best of 3 sets, with the first 2 sets played to 25 points and the third set to 15 points. For matches that are decided in 2 sets, teams have the option of playing a non-counting third set.

    This is the first 2012-13 pre-season tourney for USC, which advanced to the NCAA Final Four last season for the third time in the past 4 years. The Trojans then head to UCLA on Nov. 16 and 17 for the UCLA SAC Tournament, with UC Santa Barbara and Lewis also in the field.

    Friday, Oct. 19 (Galen Center Pavilion)
    Time		Court 1			Court 2			Court 3
    5:30PM:   	GCU v. CSUN		UCI v. UCLA		USC v. CBU
    7:15PM:   	GCU v. UCI		CSUN v. CBU		*
    *10 minutes following the USC/UTAH women's match, USC v. UCLA in Galen Arena

    Saturday, Oct. 20 (Galen Center Pavilion) Time Court 1 Court 2 Court 3 8AM: GCU v. USC CSUN v. UCLA UCI v. CSLB 9:45AM: Stanford v. GCU USC v. UCI UOP v. UCLA 11:30AM: Stanford v. CBU CSLB v. CSUN UOP v. USC 3PM: UOP v. GCU CSLB v. CBU Stanford v. UCLA 4:45PM: UOP v. CBU Stanford v. CSLB UCI v. CSUN