No. 11 USC Sweeps UC San Diego

2/2/2008

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La Jolla, Calif. - Murphy Troy had 17 kills while hitting .452 and Juan Figueroa added 12 kills, 9 digs and 5 blocks to lead the No. 11-ranked USC men's volleyball team to a 30-26, 30-22, 30-26 win at No. 15 UC San Diego in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match on Saturday (Feb. 2).

USC improved to 5-6 overall and 4-4 in the MPSF, while UCSD fell to 3-7 and 1-7.

The Trojans outhit the Tritons, .291 to .088 and had more blocks, 13.0 to 6.0.

Sean Dennis added 8 kills for USC and Luke Morris had 12 digs.

Jason Spangler led UCSD with 18 kills, 9 digs and 4 blocks.

The first game featured 10 ties, the last coming at 20-20. After the Tritons led 22-20, USC responded with 5 straight points to lead 25-22 and the Tritons could pull no closer than 2 points. In game two, USC led 19-15 but the Tritons came back to within 20-19. USC scored seven of the next nine points to pull away at 27-21 before taking the game. After the intermission, the Tritons came out firing, scoring 9 of the first 10 points. But the Trojans chipped away and used a late 10-3 run to close out the match.

USC next goes to UCLA for an MPSF match on Wednesday (Feb. 6) at 7 p.m.

Article courtesy of USC athletics.

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