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USC Women's Volleyball Flies North For Match-Ups with Ducks and Beavers

Nov 11, 2021

LOS ANGELES – The USC women's volleyball team (10-13, 6-8 Pac-12) sets out for the Beaver State and has two matches to wrap the road portion of its regular-season schedule. The Women of Troy meet No. 17 Oregon (18-6, 9-5) for a Friday-afternoon (Nov. 12) match in Eugene, Ore., and then head up the interstate to Corvallis to take on Oregon State (4-20, 2-12) for a Sunday matinee. Both matches will be streamed live on the Pac-12 Networks' Insider platform. The Trojans are 10-1 in the state of Oregon since 2015 and need to grab two wins to stay in the hunt for a postseason berth.

MATCH #24Friday, November 12 • 4 p.m. PT
USC (10-13, 6-8) at No. 17 Oregon (18-6, 9-5)
Matthew Knight Arena • Eugene, Ore.
SERIES RECORD: USC leads, 55-17 (.764)
LAST MEETING: L 2-3 (Oct. 24, 2021 • Galen Center)
STREAK: Lost 4 • LAST 10 MEETINGS: 4-6
TV/STREAM: Pac-12 Insider

MATCH #25Sunday, November 14 • 12 p.m. PT
USC (10-13, 6-8) at Oregon State (4-20, 2-12)
Gill Coliseum • Corvallis, Ore.
SERIES RECORD: USC leads, 59-10 (.855)
LAST MEETING: W 3-1 (Oct. 22, 2021 • Galen Center)
TV/STREAM: Pac-12 Insider


  • 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 ninth in the Pac-12 in kills (3.60 kps) and 10th in points (4.00 pps).
  • Sr. S Raquel Lázaro ranks eighth in the Pac-12 for service aces (0.31 saps).
  • Fr. MB Tyrah Ariail started the Trojans' last 12 matches and ranks seventh in the Pac-12 for hitting percentage (.360). Gr. MB Candice Denny (.345) and Gr. MB Sabrina Smith (.335) rank ninth and 10th respectively.
  • USC is 5-6 in road matches this season and holds a 56-12 all-time mark in the state of Oregon. In the last six years, the Trojans have gone 2-0 in the Beaver State four times (1-0 in 2017) and suffered its only loss last spring at OSU.
  • The Women of Troy are 28-5 all-time in Eugene and 28-7 in Corvallis.
  • USC is 55-17 all-time with Oregon but has lost four straight (all home five-setters) to the Ducks, matching the longest streak in series history (1986-87).
  • The Trojans are 59-10 all-time with Oregon State and have won 11 of the last 12 meetings since 2015. The only loss came in Corvallis on Jan. 29, 2021.

Full notebook available in PDF format.