USC To Face Minnesota In NCAA Regional Semifinal

  0 volleymob | December 05th, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, News, Pac 12

Press Release courtesy of USC Athletics

Match #34 • NCAA Regional Semifinal
[10] No. 14 USC (24-9) vs. [7] No. 8 Minnesota (28-5)
Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O’Connell Center
     Gainesville, Fla.
Friday, Dec. 8 • 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT)
Series Record: USC leads, 3-2-1 (.583)
Last Meeting: W, 3-2 (Aug. 26, 2011 • University Park, Pa.)
Current Streak: Won 1 • Last 10 Meetings: 3-2-1
Live Stats:
Stream/TV: ESPN3
Opponent Website:
  • USC is in its 35th all-time appearance in the NCAA tournament; the program’s 27th consecutive berth.
  • The Trojans have advanced to the NCAA regional semifinals in six of the last eight years, but for the first time since 2015.
  • The Women of Troy are 5-2 all-time in the Sunshine State. USC last played in Florida in 2011 and went 2-1 in Fort Myers, Fla. (lost to Central Florida).
  • Last year, in the NCAA first round, USC went to Minnesota and played Hawai’i. This year, the Trojans will play Minnesota, but in Florida.
  • The Women of Troy are 6-1 in five-set matches this season.
  • USC owns nine wins over ranked opponents this season: No. 6 Washington, at No. 7 Creighton, No. 9 San Diego, at No. 11 UCLA, at No. 12 Utah, No. 15 Utah, No. 16 Michigan, at No. 24 Oregon, and No. 25 Colorado.

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