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USC Women's Volleyball Looks to Move Mountains as Buffs and Utes Visit

Sep 26, 2022

LOS ANGELES – The USC women's volleyball team (9-4, 1-1 Pac-12) looks to bounce back after a narrow five-set home loss as Colorado (10-2, 2-0) and Utah (8-5, 1-1) visit Galen Center this weekend. The Women of Troy host the Buffs for a Friday-night meeting (Sept. 30) at 7 p.m. PT and will be shown live on Pac-12 Los Angeles and Pac-12 Mountain. On Sunday (Oct. 2), the Trojans take on the Utes and look to snap a streak of seven losses to Utah in a 1 p.m. matinee meeting. The USC-Utah match will be streamed live on Pac-12 Insider.

MATCH #14Friday, September 30 • 7 p.m. PT
USC (9-4, 1-1) vs. Colorado (10-2, 2-0)
Galen Center • Los Angeles, Calif.
SERIES RECORD: USC leads, 21-2 (.913)
LAST MEETING: L 3-1 (Nov. 5, 2021 • Boulder, Colo.)
STREAK: Lost 1 • LAST 10 MEETINGS: 8-2
TV: Pac-12 LA/M (Anne Marie Anderson)
OPPONENT WEBSITE: CUBuffs.com

MATCH #15Sunday, October 2 • 1 p.m. PT
BRUNCH & BUCKET HATS PROMOTION
USC (9-4, 1-1) vs. Utah (8-5, 1-1)

Galen Center • Los Angeles, Calif.
SERIES RECORD: USC leads, 18-10 (.643)
LAST MEETING: L 3-1 (Nov. 7, 2021 • Salt Lake City, Utah)
STREAK: Lost 7 • LAST 10 MEETINGS: 2-8
TV/STREAM: Pac-12 Insider (Carlo Jimenez & Eli Kleinmann)
OPPONENT WEBSITE: UtahUtes.com

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.
  • USC's win over NMSU (Sept. 15) was the program's 1100th all-time victory.
  • The Women of Troy are 185-53 (.777) all-time at Galen Center.
  • USC is 12-0 at home against Colorado but is just 6-5 in matches with Utah.
  • Sr. OH Skylar Fields was named Pac-12 Preseason All-Conference. She leads the league at 4.47 kills per set and is second in points (4.90 pps).
  • So. S Mia Tuaniga is second in the Pac-12 in assists (10.94 aps) and ranks second in service aces with 22.
  • Fr. LIB Gala Trubint ranks third in the Pac-12 in digs (4.00 dps) and is the top freshman defender in the league. She has 13 double-digit digs matches.