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Men's WUG Team Finishes with Win

By B.J. Evans | July 12, 2015, 6 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 12, 2015) – The U.S. men’s volleyball team competing at the World University Games finished the tournament with a 32-30, 24-26, 22-25, 25-20, 15-11 victory over Australia on Saturday.

The U.S. team finished the 20-team tournament in 17th place with a 4-3 record.

OFFICIAL STATISTICS | WUG PAGE

In its second five-set victory over Australia, the U.S. led in kills (61-59), blocks (13-9), aces (11-8) and digs (8-5).

Greg Petty led all scorers with 28 points on a match-high 21 kills, two blocks and a match-high five aces. Kyle Russell added 19 points on 15 kills, two blocks and two aces. Jason Agopian scored 13 points on 10 kills and three blocks.

U.S. libero Kyle Dagostino was credited with the most digs of any player with six. 

Player (College, Position, Hometown, Height, Birth year)
Cody Kessel (Princeton, OH, Colorado Springs, Colo., 6-5, 1991) 
Jack Wilson (George Mason, OH, Midlothian, Va., 6-6, 1993) 
Kevin Rakestraw (Stanford, MB, Newport Beach, Calif., 7-0, 1995) 
Kyle Dagostino (Stanford, L, Tampa, Fla., 5-9, 1995) 
Jalen Penrose (Penn State, OH, Cambridge, Mass., 6-7, 1994)
Greg Petty (Lewis, OH, Downers Grove, Ill., 6-6, 1993)
Michael Saeta (UC Irvine, S, South Pasadena, Calif., 6-5, 1994)
Michael Mullahey (USC, S, Manhattan Beach, Calif., 6-5, 1994)
Bobby Walsh (Lewis, MB, Chicago, Ill., 6-9, 1994)
Kyle Russell (UC Irvine, OH, Loomis, Calif., 6-9, 1993)
Jason Agopian (UC Irvine, MB, Antioch, Calif., 6-7, 1993)
Alex Slaught (USC, OH, La Canada, Calif., 6-4, 1994)

Coaches
Head Coach David Kniffin (University of California at Irvine)
Assistant Coach David Heller (University of Mount Olive)
Assistant Coach Joel Walton (Ball State University)

Results
July 2: Czech Republic def. USA, 25-22, 25-16, 25-10
July 3: USA def. Australia, 19-25, 27-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-8
July 6: Argentina def. USA, 25-22, 25-20, 25-15
July 7: USA def. Korea, 21-25, 35-33, 25-18, 13-25, 15-11
July 10: USA def. China, 23-25, 25-15, 28-26, 26-24
July 11: USA vs. Australia, 32-30, 24-26, 22-25, 25-20, 15-11