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Bischoff sets Stanford men up for volleyball victory

AVCA Showcase all-tournament team from Stanford (l. to r.) Eric Beatty, Paul Bischoff (MVP), Stephen Moye, Jaylen Jasper. Photo courtesy of Stanford Athletics.

Stanford setter Paul Bischoff earned AVCA Showcase Most Valuable Player honors, leading No. 7 Stanford men's volleyball team to a 25-17, 25-20, 25-17 win over George Mason on Saturday at the Recreation Athletic Complex in Fairfax, VA.

Bischoff controlled the offense with 41 assists, guiding the Cardinal (4-1) to a .333 attack percentage. Stanford held George Mason (1-2) to a .077 hitting percentage and just 56% sideout rate for the match.

Stephen Moye/Stanford Athletics
Three Cardinal tallied double-digit kills, led by senior Eric Beatty’s 12. The outside hitter hit .364 and recorded three digs, two blocks and an ace.

Freshman outside hitter Will Rottman hit .500 with 10 kills on 18 swings and one error. Junior opposite Jaylen Jasper also posted 10 kills to go with a match-high eight digs.

Senior middle blocker Stephen Moye hit .571 (9-1-14) and added three blocks and two aces. Moye’s hitting percentage is the highest by a Cardinal this season (minimum 10 attempts).

Junior middle blocker Kyler Presho added three kills, three blocks and his first ace of the season.

Redshirt freshman libero Justin Lui finished with seven digs, averaging 2.17 digs per set on the week.

Bischoff was joined on the AVCA Showcase All-Tournament Team by Beatty, Jasper and Moye. NJIT’s Alvaro Gimeno and George Mason’s Sam Greenslade rounded out the team.

Stanford remains on the road next week, traveling to No. 8 UC Irvine on Friday. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Bren Events Center.

— Staff report

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