12-Team USC Men's Volleyball Fall Tournament This Weekend
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.
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