Video: Barton does it again, knocks off USC

Barton is no one-hit wonder.

The Bulldogs a day after pulling off its first victory in program history against a nationally ranked team followed that up by beating a historic NCAA powerhouse.

Setter Oscar Fiorentino guided the offense to a .356 attack percentage as Barton defeated USC 26-24, 21-25, 25-17, 26-24 at the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB on Saturday in Lebanon, Tennessee.


The Bulldogs had three players with double-digit kills in the non-conference victory.

Outside attacker Adrian Iglesias finished with 14 kills on a .409 attack percentage. In addition, outside attacker Vasilis Mandilaris and opposite Angelos Mandilaris each had a team-high 15 kills against the Trojans.

This is the first time a ConfCarolinas school has defeated USC.

Despite the loss, the Trojans had an opportunity to extend the match to a decisive fifth game.

USC in the fourth game hit a match-best .429 and led 24-22. However, the Bulldogs fought off two game-points and with middle attacker Dimitrios Kyridis serving closed out the match on a 4-0 run.

Opposite Ryan Moss in the loss led all players with 19 kills, while outside attacker Jack Wyett added 17 kills.

Both teams will conclude the Grow the Game Challenge on Sunday. If Barton defeats Quincy in its final match, it will win the tournament championship.