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USC Women's Volleyball Hits Islands For Double Date with Rainbow Wahine

Sep 7, 2022

HONOLULU - The USC women's volleyball team (4-2) faces Hawai'i (2-4) twice on back-to-back nights at Simplifi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center this week (Sept. 9-10). The Women of Troy and the Rainbow Wahine will meet for 7 p.m. HT (10 p.m. PT) matches on both nights as part of the Hawaiian Airlines Volleyball Series and be shown live on OC16 Spectrum Sports locally with an ESPN+ stream.

Simplifi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center • Honolulu, Hawai'i

Match #7Friday, September 9 • 7 p.m. HT
Match #8Saturday, September 10 • 7 p.m. HT
USC (4-2) at Hawai'i (2-4)
SERIES RECORD: USC trails, 19-23 (.453)
LAST MEETING: W 3-1 (Sept. 11, 2021 • Honolulu, Hawai'i)
TV/STREAM: OC16/ESPN+ (Kanoa Leahey/Chris McLachlin)

First Serve

  • USC is led by third-year head coach Brad Keller who has the unique experience of having also served as an assistant for the USC men.
  • The Trojans return just six letterwinners from last year's squad. Four transfers and seven freshmen make up the lion's share of USC's 17-woman roster.
  • The Women of Troy are 23-13 all-time in the Aloha State (14-12 vs. UH).
  • This is the second consecutive year that USC and Hawai'i will play a two-match series at Stan Sheriff Center. Prior to this, the last time the Trojans had played at SSC was in the 2011 NCAA regional championship. USC beat host Hawai'i (Dec. 9) and then took down Pepperdine (Dec. 10) in back-to-back five-setters to advance to the national semifinal.
  • USC is two wins from the program's 1100th all-time victory (1098-406).
  • Sr. OH Skylar Fields was named Pac-12 Preseason All-Conference. She ranks fourth in the league at 4.00 kills per set.
  • So. S Mia Tuaniga was named the 2021 AVCA Pacific South Region's Freshman of the Year. She ranks second in the Pac-12 in service aces (0.60 saps) and assists (11.25 aps).
  • Fr. LIB Gala Trubint ranks fourth in the Pac-12 in digs (3.75 dps).