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USC Women's Volleyball Defeated by No. 24 Washington

Nov 23, 2022

SEATTLE – The USC women's volleyball team (20-10, 12-7 Pac-12) was defeated in a four-set match (25-23, 25-23, 15-25, 25-16) by No. 24 Washington (20-9, 12-7) at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

  • Sr. OH Skylar Fields led the Trojans with 26 kills (6e, 44att) as she hit .455 to go with five digs and two blocks (one solo). It was her 27th match in double-digit kills this season and her 16th time with 20 or more kills.
  • Fr. OH Jordan Wilson added 11 kills on 27 swings and had three digs and a block for 11.5 points.
  • Sr. OPP Emilia Weske became the 19th player in program history to record 1,000 kills in her career on her second kill. She finished the day with 10 kills (3e, 20att) and a .350 hitting percentage with five digs, two blocks, and two aces.
  • So. setter Mia Tuaniga put up 49 assists and had four digs, two blocks, four kills, and three service aces.
  • Jr. MB Lindsey Miller put up five kills (1e, 13att, .308) and led the team with six blocks.
  • Gr. LIB Kelli Barry reached double digits for the third time this season and finished with 11 digs and a service ace.
  • For Washington, Claire Hoffman had 14 kills (2e, 30att, .400) with four digs and two service aces. Marin Grote scored nine kills (1e, 13att, .615). Ella May Powell put up 32 assists with nine digs and two kills. 


  • The Trojans outpaced the Huskies in all statistical categories but blocks (eight apiece) but fell into a 2-0 hole after two sets due woes in the serve-and-pass game. USC had a 58-42 edge in kills (55-37 in assists), led 41-32 in digs, and had a 9-7 edge in service aces to outscore Washington. 75.0 to 57.0.
  • Set one was tied 15 times and saw four lead changes before UW claimed a 25-23 win. USC's 3-0 run late in the set put the Trojans on top, 22-21, but the Huskies responded with a 3-0 run of their own to close out the win. The Women of Troy had four blocks and four service aces in the set but committed six service errors and had three receiving errors.
  • The Trojans led set two by as many as four points at 17-13, but Washington went on a 7-0 run to go on top and swing momentum. USC pulled even for a 22-all tie, but the Huskies finished things off for another 25-23 win. Fields had eight of her kills in the second frame and Weske and Wilson each added four apiece.
  • USC led from wire to wire in the third set enroute to a 25-15 win. Fields and Wilson each had four kills while Miller had three. USC hit .440 and added three aces and had two blocks to hold UW to a .045 hitting rate and just five kills.
  • Washington came out on a mission and rolled to an early 6-1 lead in the fourth. UW led by seven at 17-10 and then finished off a nine-point win, 25-16. Fields had 10 kills and hit .471 in set four, but Washington had 15 kills as a team and hit .583 to complete the victory on Senior Night.


  • The Trojans return to Galen Center to close the regular season with a crosstown rivalry matchup against UCLA (16-12, 10-9 Pac-12) on Friday (Nov. 25) at 8 p.m. Seniors Emilia WeskeKeila Barra, and Kelli Barry will be honored in pre-match ceremonies. The match will be shown live on Pac-12 Networks and Pac-12 Los Angeles. 


  • USC fell to 43-33 all-time against Washington and to 17-20 as the road team. The Huskies have won the last five meetings to match their longest win streak in the head-to-head series (Oct. 27, 2013-Oct. 29, 2014).
  • The Trojans fall to 41-35 all-time in the state of Washington (20-21 in Seattle). 

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