Bruins Beat Trojans in USC Tournament
Oct. 19, 2012
The UCLA men's volleyball team defeated USC Friday night in the feature match of the USC Tournament at the Galen Center.
The Bruins won a best-of-three exhibition against their arch-rivals, 25-17, 23-25, 25-21 behind some clutch play from junior All-American Gonzalo Quiroga. Quiroga came up with a pair of big blocks down the stretch to key the Bruins' victory. His solo block gave the Bruins a 23-19 advantage when the Trojans were closing the gap, and he teamed with freshman Trent Kersten on another block to give the Bruins a 21-17 lead. Junior Matt Hanley ended the third set and the match with a kill.
In their opener, the Bruins lost 2-0 to UC Irvine, the defending NCAA champion. Set scores were 25-15, 25-14 in favor of the Anteaters. The Bruins also lost the third set 25-20.
On Saturday the Bruins will play three matches: at 8 a.m. vs. CS Northridge; at 9:45 a.m. vs. Pacific and at 3 p.m. vs. Stanford. Admission is free to all matches.
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