College roundup: USC comes up short against ASU

first_img Pepperdine 3, BYU 2: Paul Carroll had 22 kills as the No. 2-ranked Waves (10-1, 8-1 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) defeated the top-ranked Cougars (9-3, 5-2) 30-20, 27-30, 32-30, 25-30, 15-13 at Firestone Fieldhouse. Pepperdine, which received 18 kills and five digs from J.D. Schleppenbach, rallied from a 9-8 deficit in the final game to extend its winning streak to seven. It marked the second straight year the Waves and Cougars squared off in a battle of the nation’s top two teams. Last season, No. 2 Pepperdine split at top-ranked BYU. Jon Grobe added 14 kills and Greg Gaudino contributed 10 for Pepperdine, which plays host to BYU at 1 p.m. Saturday. BYU lost its third in a row. USC 3, Hawaii 2: Juan Figueroa had a career-high 35 kills as the No. 14 Trojans (4-8, 3-6 MPSF) defeated the No. 12 Warriors (2-9, 2-7) 27-30, 30-20, 24-30, 30-23, 15-13 in a match that ended late Wednesday in Honolulu. CSUN 3, Long Beach State 2: Dan Rhodes had 23 kills and Travis Bluemling recorded 54 assists as host CSUN (7-7, 5-4 MPSF) held off the 49ers (6-6, 3-5) 28-30, 30-20, 30-21, 28-30, 19-17. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Arizona State also tied school records for most conference and regular-season victories. Jamie Hagiya scored 15 points for the Trojans (15-10, 9-6), who had won nine of 11. Eshaya Murphy added 10 points and 12 rebounds. USC failed to make a basket in the final 9:55 of the first half and scored only one point in the final 5:02 before the break. USC got to 60-57 with 1:20 left before the Sun Devils made all six of their free throws in an 8-0 run that ended the game. Arizona 66, UCLA 63: Noelle Quinn scored 17 points for UCLA, but the Bruins fell short against Arizona, losing 66-63 in a Pacific-10 Conference game at Pauley Pavilion. UCLA (13-14 overall, 7-8 conference) trailed 64-63 and had the ball, but turned it over on a bad pass, and Arizona sophomore guard Malia O’Neal made two free throws with 0.8 seconds remaining to clinch the victory for the Wildcats (10-18, 4-12). MEN’S VOLLEYBALL center_img Aubree Johnson had 20 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, and No. 10 Arizona State took control with a big first-half run in a 68-57 victory over USC on Thursday night at the Galen Center. Danielle Orsillo added 11 points, and Jill Noe and Briann January scored 10 points apiece for the Sun Devils (24-3, 14-2 Pacific-10), who earned their 13th victory in 14 games. last_img read more