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No. 24 USC Women's Volleyball Taps Rockies to Open Back Half of Pac-12 Play

Oct 25, 2022

LOS ANGELES – The 24th-ranked USC women's volleyball team (16-5, 8-2 Pac-12) opens the back half of its Pac-12 scheduled with a trip to the Rocky Mountains this weekend (Oct. 28-30). The Women of Troy will face Utah (12-9, 5-5) on Friday (Oct. 28) at Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City and then head across the mountain range to take on Colorado (13-7, 5-5) on Sunday (Oct. 30) at the CU Events Center in Boulder, Colo. Despite having a season-long seven-match win streak halted, the Trojans have won 11 of their last 13 and seek to build momentum down the stretch of the conference schedule.

MATCH #22Friday, October 28 • 6 p.m. MT
No. 24 USC (16-5, 8-2) at Utah (12-9, 5-5)
Jon M. Huntsman Center • Salt Lake City, Utah
SERIES RECORD: USC leads, 19-10 (.655)
LAST MEETING: W 3-1 (Oct. 2, 2022 • Galen Center)
TV: Pac-12 Mountain (Krista Blunk)

MATCH #23 Sunday, October 30 • 12 p.m. MT
No. 24 USC (16-5, 8-2) at Colorado (13-7, 5-5)
CU Events Center • Boulder, Colo.
SERIES RECORD: USC leads, 22-2 (.917)
LAST MEETING: W 3-1 (Oct. 30, 2022 • Galen Center)
TV/STREAM: Colorado Live Stream


  • USC is led by third-year head coach Brad Keller who has the unique experience of having also served as an assistant coach for the USC men.
  • The Women of Troy began the season ranked 24th in the AVCA's Preseason Coaches Poll (Aug. 15) and returned to that position this week.
  • 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 has won 11 of its last 13 matches and rode a season-long seven-match win streak between Sept. 30-Oct. 21.
  • Including matches in New Mexico (6-2) and Wyoming (0-1), the Trojans are a combined 47-14 in the Rocky Mountain states. USC is 29-7 in the state of Utah and 12-4 in Colorado; but has never played in Montana or Idaho.
  • Sr. OH Skylar Fields leads the Pac-12 in kills (389), kills per set (4.99 kps), points (419.0) and points per set (5.37 pps). She is the only outside hitter to rank the league's top 10 for hitting percentage (.331, 10th).
  • So. S Mia Tuaniga set a new school record with 10 service aces against Colorado (Sept. 30) and recorded only the second rally-scoring era triple-double school history (37 assists, 10 digs, 10 aces). She leads the Pac-12 in aces (42), aces per set (0.54 saps), and is second in assists (11.23 aps).
  • Fr. LIB Gala Trubint ranks fourth in the Pac-12 in digs (3.96 dps) and earned back-to-back Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week awards (Oct. 10, 17).