Stanford grad Kawika Shoji rallied the United States men's national team past Argentina, 22-25, 27-25, 25-19, 25-16, on Saturday in a FIVB World League match in Wichita, Kan.
The world's No. 5-ranked Americans remain in the country this weekend and host France at the Tulsa Convention Center in Tulsa on Friday and Saturday.
Shoji, who helped the Cardinal win a national title three years ago, entered the game at setter in the second set and provided the spark for the come-from-behind win that gave the U.S. a split of its opening league series.
Shoji recorded 13 of the team's 21 running sets, adding 36 still sets. He also had two kills and two service aces.
Cardinal grad Erik Shoji, the team's libero, had six digs and 11 excellent receptions.
The U.S. had four players in double-digit scoring, led by Matt Anderson with 18 points on 14 kills, two blocks and two aces.
Paul Lotman, who subbed into the match in the first set, added 11 points with 10 kills and a block. David Lee had 11 points with six kills and a team-high five blocks. David Smith recorded five kills, four blocks and an ace for 10 points.
The U.S. held a commanding 10-1 margin in aces as Argentina had troubles in service reception all night. Team USA also produced a 12-8 advantage in blocks.
Stanford sophomore Patrick Rodgers and Team USA extended its lead to 11.5-3.5 following the Saturday afternoon singles session at the Palmer Cup at Wilmington Country Club in Norman, Okla.
Bobby Wyatt and Justin Thomas each won their matches ahead of Rodgers, who kept the winning streak alive by beating Julien Brun, 4 and 3.
Rodgers won the first hole with birdie, but a bogey on the fifth moved the match back to all square.
He responded by winning three straight holes. Brun birdied No. 13 to cut the lead to 2-up. Rodgers finished off the match with birdies on 14 and 15.