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USC Women’s Volleyball Falls to No. 3 Kentucky

Sep 4, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The USC women's volleyball team (3-3) was defeated in three sets (25-15, 25-12, 25-22) by No. 3-ranked defending NCAA champion Kentucky (5-1) to conclude the Bluegrass Battle at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, Sept. 4.

  • Gr. OH Brooke Botkin led the Trojans with 12 kills and 11 digs to log her first double-double of the season (29th career).
  • Sr. OH Brooklyn Schirmer added 11 kills to go with six digs.
  • Fr. setter Mia Tuaniga had 23 assists and eight digs.
  • For Kentucky, Madi Skinner led with 12 kills. Alli Stumler added 11 kills and five digs. Emma Grome had 34 assists.


  • The teams started out back and forth, but UK quickly seized control and rolled to a 25-15 win in the opening frame.
  • The score was tied three times before the Wildcats pulled away with a big run to go up 2-0 with a 25-12 win.
  • The Trojans fought hard in the third and fell by just three points as UK completed the sweep.


  • The Women of Troy head to the islands to face Hawai'i twice on back-to-back nights at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu Hawai'i. The matches will be shown locally by Spectrum OC16 and are scheduled for 7 p.m. HT starts (10 p.m. PT) on both nights (Sept. 10 and 11).


  • USC fell to 5-3 all-time against Kentucky.
  • The Trojans dropped to 6-2 all-time in the Bluegrass State.

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