BEIJING, China — Kevin Hansen, a Corona del Mar High product, helped the steadfast U.S. men’s volleyball team win in the return of its head coach Hugh McCutcheon this morning in China.
McCutcheon missed three matches with the team following an attack on his in-laws, who were visiting a popular Beijing tourist site. Assistant Ron Larsen was interim head coach in McCutcheon’s absence, and John Speraw, the UC Irvine men’s volleyball coach, remained the lone assistant.
Hansen, a setter, produced 41 assists as the Americans remained undefeated in preliminary pool play with a 25-22, 25-12 25-18 victory over China. They have already clinched a spot in the quarterfinals.