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USC Women's Volleyball Heads to Pacific Northwest for Washington Weekend

Sep 29, 2021

LOS ANGELES - The USC women's volleyball team (5-6, 1-1 Pac-12) remains on the road and heads to the Pacific Northwest this weekend. The Women of Troy play nine of their first 13 matches of the season on the road and will face Washington State (8-4, 2-0) on Friday, Oct. 1, at Bohler Gymnasium in Pullman, Wash. The trip to the Palouse will provide a stiff test for the Trojans as the Cougars ride an eight-match winning streak into the meeting. USC then heads to the Emerald City for a match-up with No. 13 Washington (7-3, 0-2) on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Alaska Airlines Arena. Both matches will be shown live on the Pac-12 Networks and are available on the Pac-12 Now app.

MATCH #12Friday, October 1 • 7 p.m. PT
USC (5-6, 1-1) at Washington State (8-4, 2-0)
Bohler Gymnasium • Pullman, Wash.
SERIES RECORD: USC leads, 51-17 (750)
LAST MEETING: L 1-3 (Nov. 3, 2019 • Pullman, Wash.)
STREAK: Lost 2 • LAST 10 MEETINGS: 6-4
TV/STREAM: Pac-12 Networks

MATCH #13Sunday, October 3 • 1 p.m. PT
USC (5-6, 1-1) at No. 13 Washington (7-3, 0-2)
Alaska Airlines Arena • Seattle, Wash.
SERIES RECORD: USC leads, 43-30 (.589)
LAST MEETING: L 0-3 (Mar. 14, 2021 • Seattle, Wash.)
STREAK: Lost 2 • LAST 10 MEETINGS: 4-6
TV/STREAM: Pac-12 Networks


  • USC is under the direction of second-year head coach Brad Keller who has also served as an assistant coach for the USC men's volleyball team.
  • Gr. OH Brooke Botkin was named to the Preseason All-Pac-12 Team and ranks fourth in the Pac-12 in kills (4.07 kps).
  • Sr. S Raquel Lázaro ranks third in the Pac-12 for service aces (0.38 saps).
  • USC plays nine of its first 13 matches away from home this season and plays its first four Pac-12 contests on the road.
  • The Trojans are 20-14 against WSU when the teams meet in Pullman, and have gone five sets with the Cougars three times on the Palouse since 2015.
  • Due to match cancellations during the spring, USC and Washington State didn't play. The last time the teams met was during the 2019 season.
  • USC is 17-18 in 35 match-ups with Washington in Seattle, but has won just three times in the last 16 meetings against the Huskies at Hec Ed.
  • The Women of Troy are 40-33 all-time in the Evergreen State.
  • Pac-12 head coaches picked USC to finish sixth in a preseason poll.