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No. 11 USC Men’s Volleyball Falls to No. 4 UCLA in Four

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LOS ANGELES – The 11th-ranked USC men’s volleyball team (10-8, 2-4 MPSF) fell to No. 4 UCLA (14-4, 5-1) in four sets (26-24, 23-25, 25-17, 25-21) at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday, March 2.
 
KEY PLAYERS

  • So. OH Riley Haine reached double-digit kills for the sixth time this season with 11 (4e, 21att, .333) and recorded one service ace, one dig, and three blocks.
  • Sr. MB Kyle Paulson recorded seven blocks (four solo) and five kills (2e, 11att, .273).
  • Redshirt Jr. OPP Jack Deuchar had nine kills, one ace, and two digs.
  • Zach Rama led in scoring for the Bruins with 16 kills. Grant Sloane also had double-digit kills for the Bruins with 13, and Merrick McHenry had nine digs.

 
HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Both teams went back-and-forth to start off, but UCLA pulled ahead with two 4-0 runs, paused briefly by a Paulson kill, 9-6. The Bruins held the lead, 19-15, before the Trojans brought it within two with kills from Haine and Deuchar (21-19). Paulson registered back-to-back blocks to narrow the lead, 22-21, and kills from Smith and Klein tied up the score, 23-all. The Bruins won the first set, 26-24, and out-hit the Trojans .536 to .292. Deuchar had five kills and Haine had four.
  • USC tied the match up with a second set victory, 25-23. After exchanging service errors and 3-0 runs to start the set, USC went on a 4-0 run with kills from Haine and Klein (10-7). The Trojans maintained their lead into the set and went on another 3-0 run to go up…

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