Raquel Lazaro set up the Trojans’ offense and served up 6 aces to power #10 USC past #15 UCLA in their Pac-12 opener.
10th-ranked USC demonstrated its dominance with a pair of Friday sweeps against Louisiana and 24th-ranked San Diego in SDSU/USD Challenge action.
Top-ranked BYU remained undefeated on the season at 8-0, with a 3-0 Marquette Invitational mark this weekend. Meanwhile, 5th-ranked USC salvaged its weekend, outlasting Syracuse in a 5-set battle to go 1-2.
BYU took out #5 USC and Syracuse on the same day while #22 Marquette upended #5 USC at home in the night cap.
Ranked programs played their way to victories Sunday in Bubly Invitational finale action. #7 USC swept past Louisville, while #3 Florida notched a 4-set victory over UCF.
After handing No. 3 Florida a four-set home loss, No. 7 USC looked to be in the driver’s seat for the Bubly Invitational title, but nobody told UCF that. The Knights posted their first win over a ranked foe since 2011, also a win over the Trojans.
Louisville started the Bubly Invitational with an sweep of UCF, but it was the nightcap between No. 7 USC and No. 3 Florida that lived up to the hype with the Trojans pulling up the road upset in four sets.
No. 7 USC takes its perfect 3-0 record on the road to face off with No. 3 Florida, UCF and Louisville at the Bubly Invitational in Gainesville, Florida.
No. 20 Northern Iowa knocked off its second Top 20 foe of the weekend, taking out No. 8 Kentucky, but it was No. 10 USC that came through the Trojan Invitational with a perfect 3-0 record and the title.