USC Women's Volleyball Rides Three-Match Win Streak into Pac-12 Play, Heads To UCLA
LOS ANGELES – The USC women's volleyball team (8-3) carries a three-match win streak into Pac-12 play this week. The Trojans open with a road bout against crosstown rival UCLA (6-3) on Thursday and then will host Washington State at Galen Center on Saturday afternoon.
MATCH #12 • Thursday, September 22 • 7 p.m. PT
USC (8-3, 0-0) at UCLA (6-3, 0-0)
Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, Calif.
SERIES RECORD: USC leads, 61-57 (.517)
LAST MEETING: W 3-2 (Nov. 26, 2021 • Galen Center)
STREAK: Won 1 • LAST 10 MEETINGS: 5-5
TV: Pac-12 Networks (Anne Marie Anderson & Holly McPeak)
OPPONENT WEBSITE: UCLABruins.com
MATCH #13 • Saturday, September 24 • 2 p.m. PT
USC (8-3, 0-0) vs. Washington State (8-3, 0-0)
Galen Center • Los Angeles, Calif.
SERIES RECORD: USC leads, 52-18 (.743)
LAST MEETING: L 3-0 (Oct. 31, 2021 • Galen Center)
STREAK: Lost 1 • LAST 10 MEETINGS: 5-5
TV/STREAM: USC Live Stream/Pac-12 Insider
OPPONENT WEBSITE: WSUCougars.com
- 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.
- USC's win over NMSU (Sept. 15) was the program's 1100th all-time victory.
- The Women of Troy are 185-52 (.781) all-time at Galen Center. They are undefeated in six home matches this season and have won seven straight.
- Sr. OH Skylar Fields was named Pac-12 Preseason All-Conference. She leads the league at 4.24 kills per set and is third in points (4.67 pps).
- So. S Mia Tuaniga leads the Pac-12 in assists (11.05 aps) and ranks third in service aces (0.50 saps).
- Fr. LIB Gala Trubint ranks fourth in the Pac-12 in digs (3.78 dps) and is the top freshman defender in the league. The next closest freshman ranks 45th.
- The Trojans and Bruins have played five-set matches in eight of the teams' last 15 meetings dating back to the 2014 season.
- USC and Washington State will meet only once this season. Conversely, the Trojans and Washington will play only once as well (Nov. 23).
- The Trojans are 30-4 against the Cougars in Los Angeles but WSU has won the last two meetings at Galen Center and last lost there in 2018.
- USC is 33-13 in conference openers (13-8 on the road; 3-2 at UCLA).