Hobus leads No. 17 CSUN to upset No. 4/2 Stanford

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Outside attacker Kyle Hobus put an end to No. 4/2 Stanford’s bid at an undefeated season.

Hobus had a match-high 22 kills on a .415 attack percentage as No. 17 CSUN upset Stanford 19-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-22 on Saturday in Stanford, California.

The outside attacker capped off the victory with a game-high six kills in the fourth game, including two kills during a 5-0 run to help the Matadors take a lead they would not relinquish. Hobus also had the match-winning kill to end the Cardinal seven-match winning streak to open the season.


Setter Donovan Constable guided the CSUN offense to out-hit Stanford .383 to .264, and the Matadors had three players finish with double-digit kills.

Along with Hobus, opposite Jalen Philips had 19 kills on .412 attack percentage with eight of those kills coming in the third game. Outside attacker Griffin Watlers added 11 kills and hit .333.

Stanford outside attacker Kevin Lamp in the loss had a team-high 17 kills on a .500 attack percentage. Lamp, though, was the only Cardinal with double-digit kills.

CSUN pulled off the non-conference upset while committing 29 service errors – 15 more errors than Stanford.