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No. 10 USC Men’s Volleyball Set For Matadome Matchup with CSUN

No. 10 USC Men's Volleyball Set For Matadome Matchup with CSUN


Men’s Volleyball | January 24, 2023

LOS ANGELES – The No. 10 USC men’s volleyball team (5-2) heads to the Matadome in Northridge, Calif., for a midweek meeting with CSUN (4-2). The Trojans and the Matadors will clash for the second time this spring when the teams take the floor on Wednesday, Jan. 25, for a 7 p.m. PT start. USC claimed its first 3-0 sweep of the season when the teams played on Jan. 6 in the ASICS Invitational and has beaten CSUN four consecutive times. The match will be shown live on ESPN+.

MATCH #8Wednesday, January 25 • 7 p.m. PT

No. 10 USC (5-2) at CSUN (4-2)

The Matadome Northridge, Calif.

SERIES RECORD: USC leads, 51-34 (.600)

LAST MEETING: W 3-0 (Jan. 6, 2023 Santa Barbara, Calif.)

STREAK: Won 4 LAST 10 MEETINGS: 6-4

TV/STREAM: ESPN+

OPPONENT WEBSITE: GoMatadors.com

FIRST SERVE (TL;DR)

  • USC is led by eighth-year head coach Jeff Nygaard, a three-time Olympian in indoor and beach volleyball and a two-time NCAA champion.
  • The Trojans are currently ranked 10th in the AVCA Div I-II Coaches Poll. USC is 1-2 against ranked opponents this season.
  • USC returns All-American OPP Simon Gallas who ranks 11th in the MPSF for points (3.24 pps) and is 15th in kills (2.52 kps).
  • This spring, the Trojans added All-American OH Kevin Kobrine; a grad transfer from UCLA. He was an All-MPSF choice in 2022 and follows brother Sam Kobrine who also transferred after four years at UCLA in 2021.
  • USC MB Lucas Frassrand returns after an All-America honorable mention campaign as a junior. His .418 hitting percentage is fourth in the MPSF.
  • Jr. S Nate Tennant was chosen as the Off the Block National Setter of the Week (Jan. 16) after leading USC to back-to-back 3-0 wins.

LAST TIME OUT: The Trojans went toe-to-toe with a pair of Big West foes and fought through back-to-back midweek five-setters for the split. USC had a four-match win streak stopped by seventh-ranked UC Irvine on the road but rebounded to claim a five-set victory over No. 12 UC Santa Barbara in front of a record-setting crowd for a home opener at Galen Center. Nate TennantRyan Sprague, and Kevin Kobrine each logged their first…

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