Men's Volleyball
    12-Team USC Men's Volleyball Fall Tournament This Weekend
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    Nov. 7, 2013

    The USC men's volleyball squad will host the 12-team pre-season USC Fall Tournament this Friday and Saturday (Nov. 8 and 9) in the Galen Center Pavilion.

    The Trojans will be joined by Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opponents UCLA, Pepperdine, Long Beach State, Cal State Northridge, UC Santa Barbara, Stanford, Pacific, Hawaii and Cal Baptist, plus non-conference foes Lewis and 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., Lewis faces Cal State Northridge on Court 1, UCLA plays Cal Baptist on Court 2, USC hosts Hawaii 1 on Court 3 and Long Beach State plays Hawaii 2 on Court 4. Then at 7:15 p.m., Cal State Northridge meets Hawaii 1 on Court 1, UCLA plays Hawaii 2 on Court 2 and it's Long Beach State versus Cal Baptist on Court 3. The Trojans will battle Lewis on the Galen Center Arena's main court immediately following the Women of Troy's 7 p.m. Pac-12 home match against Oregon.

    Saturday's competition begins at 9:45 a.m. with USC hosting crosstown rival UCLA on Court 1, Stanford meeting Grand Canyon on Court 2, Pepperdine playing Long Beach State on Court 3 and UC Santa Barbara facing Pacific on Court 4. Then at 11:30 a.m., it's Pepperdine against Pacific on Court 1, USC versus Grand Canyon on Court 2, Stanford against Lewis on Court 3 and Cal State Northridge versus Cal Baptist on Court 4. The 1:15 p.m. matches are UC Santa Barbara and Cal State Northridge on Court 1, Pepperdine and Hawaii on Court 2, Pacific and Long Beach State on Court 3 and Cal Baptist and Lewis on Court 4. At 3 p.m. Stanford plays UCLA on Court 1, Grand Canyon meets Lewis on Court 2, USC faces Cal State Northridge on Court 3 and Hawaii battles UC Santa Barbara on Court 4. The tourney concludes at 4:45 p.m. with Grand Canyon against Pacific on Court 1, Pepperdine versus UCLA on Court 2, UC Santa Barbara against Cal Baptist on Court 3 and Stanford versus Long Beach State on Court 4.

    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.

    USC, coming off a rebuilding season in 2013 after having advanced to the NCAA Final Four 3 of the previous 4 years, is led by setter Micah Christenson, who spent this summer playing with the U.S. Men's National Team, and libero Henry Cassiday.

    After the USC Fall Tournament, the Trojans head to Westwood on Nov. 22 and 23 for the UCLA SAC Tournament before hosting Alberta in an exhibition on Dec. 31 in the Galen Center. Troy begins its 2014 spring season with non-conference road matches at Loyola-Chicago on Jan. 4 and Lewis on Jan. 5.

    2013 USC Fall Tournament

    Fri., Nov. 8
            Court 1         Court 2         Court 3         Court 4
    5:30pm	LEW v CSUN 	UCLA v CBU  	USC v HAW1 	CSLB v HAW2
    7:15pm	CSUN v HAW1	UCLA v HAW2	CSLB v CBU	USC v LEW*
    *USC v LEW in Galen Center Arena following 7 p.m. USC-Oregon women's volleyball match

    Sat., Nov. 9 Court 1 Court 2 Court 3 Court 4 9:45am USC v UCLA STAN v GCU PEP v CSLB UCSB v UOP 11:30am PEP v UOP USC v GCU STAN v LEW CSUN v CBU 1:15pm UCSB v CSUN PEP v HAW UOP v CSLB CBU v LEW 3pm STAN v UCLA GCU v LEW USC v CSUN HAW v UCSB 4:45pm GCU v UOP PEP v UCLA UCSB v CBU STAN v CSLB