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USC Women's Volleyball Opens Back Half of Pac-12 Play with UW and WSU

Oct 26, 2021

LOS ANGELES - The USC women's volleyball team (10-9, 6-4 Pac-12) hosts No. 8 Washington (15-3, 8-2) and No. 22 Washington State (13-7, 7-3) to open the back half of the Pac-12 schedule at Galen Center this weekend. The Women of Troy and the Huskies meet at 8 p.m. PT on Friday (Oct. 29) for #Pac12AfterDark volleyball on the Pac-12 Networks. The Trojans and the Cougars clash on Sunday (Oct. 31) for a Halloween matinee set to be streamed at 1 p.m. on The Trojans beat Washington State but fell to Washington on their trip to the Pacific Northwest earlier this month.

MATCH #20Friday, October 29 • 8 p.m. PT
USC (10-9, 6-4) vs. No. 8 Washington (15-3, 8-2)
Galen Center • Los Angeles, Calif.
SERIES RECORD: USC leads, 43-31 (.581)
LAST MEETING: L 1-3 (Oct. 3, 2021 • Seattle, Wash.)
STREAK: Lost 3 • LAST 10 MEETINGS: 4-6
TV/STREAM: Pac-12 Networks (Anne Marie Anderson)

Match #21Sunday, October 31 • 1 p.m. PT
USC (10-9, 6-4) vs. No. 22 Washington State (13-7, 7-3)
Galen Center • Los Angeles, Calif.
SERIES RECORD: USC leads, 52-17 (.754)
LAST MEETING: W 3-1 (Oct. 1, 2021 • Pullman, Wash.)
TV/STREAM: USC Live Stream (Paul Duchesne)


  • 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 eighth in the Pac-12 in kills (3.67 kps) and 10th in points (4.00 pps).
  • Sr. S Raquel Lázaro ranks fifth in the Pac-12 for service aces (0.34 saps).
  • The Trojans are 175-49 all-time (.781) at Galen Center.
  • USC is currently tied for fifth place in the Pac-12 standings with Oregon and Utah. Two teams are tied for first and two for second place.
  • The Huskies visit Galen Center for the first time since 2019 when they lost in four sets (Oct. 4). USC is 24-11 all-time at home against Washington but is just 3-5 in the last eight meetings.
  • As the road team, the Cougars have won just three times in 33 previous meetings with USC, but WSU claimed a five-set victory the last time it faced the Trojans in Los Angeles (Oct. 6, 2019).
  • USC is 13-3 all-time in matches played on Halloween Day (Oct. 31).
  • The Trojans are 298-123 all-time in the month of October (5-3 in 2021).