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Royce Hinton | Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Royce Hinton

Dobbert and Langlois help No. 3 BYU sweep USC


LOS ANGELES – Tim Dobbert and Jake Langlois helped No. 3 BYU men’s volleyball beat USC in three sets (27-25, 25-17, 25-16) Friday night at the Galen Center.

"I'm happy for the guys and their performance as a team tonight," BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead said. "Tim did a great job tonight, and Jake was aggressive in all areas. It was good to get some reps for the others as well, and they did a good job in that role."

Langlois led the Cougars with 12 kills while adding four digs. Dobbert had 11 kills hitting on a .500 clip, six digs and four blocks. Leo Durkin set the offense with 33 assists and Price Jarman added a team-high five blocks. Erik Sikes had a season-high 12 digs in the win.

USC (3-9, 2-7 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) got off to a quick 8-3 lead in the first set, hitting at a .700 clip before BYU (10-2, 5-1 MPSF) took its first timeout. Kills from Langlois and Brenden Sander kept the Cougars in the set, trailing 12-8. A kill and block from Joseph Grosh then helped put BYU within just one, down 16-15. A 4-1 Cougar run eventually pushed BYU ahead 19-18, forcing a Trojan timeout. With the Cougars up 22-20, USC scored three-straight points to take a 23-22 advantage. Each side fought off set points before a kill from Sander ended the close set for BYU 27-25.  

A Sander kill kept the second set close, tied 4-4 early on. A 5-0 Cougar run, capped off by a Langlois ace and kill, followed to give BYU a 12-8 advantage. A Jarman and Kiril Meretev block extended the Cougar lead to five, 16-11. BYU cruised from there as Dobbert collected the last two points of the set to give the Cougars a 25-17 set two win.

BYU jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the third set following a Dobbert and Jarman block. The Trojans countered with a 3-1 rally to get back within two, down 6-4. The teams remained close from there until a Grosh ace and Dobbert kill extended the Cougars’ advantage to four, 14-10, forcing a USC timeout. Five-consecutive points brought BYU ahead 21-12, and the Cougars ran away with the set and match, winning 25-16 off a Trojan service error.

BYU returns home to the Smith Fieldhouse next week facing off against UC San Diego beginning Friday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. MST. More details can be found on the BYU men’s volleyball schedule page.

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Royce Hinton | Posted: 6 Feb 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Royce Hinton

No. 3 BYU hits the road for USC clash


PROVO, Utah – No. 3 BYU men’s volleyball hits the road again this week, traveling to Los Angeles to take on USC for one match Friday night.

Last Time Out

The Cougars (9-2, 4-1 MPSF) swept the season series against then-No. 2 UCLA, first in five sets on Friday and then in a sweep on Saturday. Ben Patch led the way with a combined 41 kills on a .435 attack percentage and 15 total digs.


  • BYU will face off against USC (3-8, 2-6 MPSF) Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. PST at the Galen Center.
  • The Cougars lead the overall series history 36-13 but are just 13-9 when facing the Trojans on the road.
  • BYU won both matches last year at home in sweeps.
  • USC upset UC Irvine on the road last week before falling at home to UC San Diego.

Additional Info

Friday’s match will be streamed live on Links to the video feed and live stats can be found on the BYU men’s volleyball schedule page.

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