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USC Women’s Volleyball Defeated by No. 24 Washington

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

KEY FIGURES

  • 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 with double-digit kills this season and her 16th with 20 or more kills.
  • Joyful 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, 20 att) and a .350 batting average with five digs, two blocks and two aces.
  • So. Setter Mia Tuaniga put on 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 Kelly Barry hit double digits for the third time this season, finishing with 11 digs and an ace of serve.
  • For Washington, Claire Hoffman had 14 kills (2e, 30att, .400) with four digs and two service aces. Marin Grote notched nine kills (1e, 13att, .615). Ella May Powell provided 32 assists with nine digs and two kills.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Trojans passed the Huskies in all statistical categories except blocks (eight apiece), but fell into a 2-0 hole after two sets due to problems in serve-and-pass play. USC held a 58-42 advantage on kills (55-37 on assists), led 41-32 on digs, and had a 9-7 advantage on service aces to surpass Washington. 75.0 to 57.0.
  • Set one was tied 15 times and there were four lead changes before UW clinched a 25-23 victory. USC’s 3-0 run late in the set put the Trojans 22-21 ahead, but the Huskies responded with a 3-0 run of their own to end the win. The Women of Troy had four blocks and four aces in the set, but made six misses of serve and three misses of reception.
  • The Trojans led the second set by as many as four points 17-13, but Washington put on a 7-0 run to get ahead and gain momentum. USC went out with a 22-all tie, but the Huskies finished things off with another 25-23 win. Fields had eight of her kills in the second frame and Weske and Wilson each added four.
  • USC led wire to wire in the third set en route 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 at a .045 batting average and just five kills.
  • Washington came on a mission and bowled in the fourth for an early 6-1 lead. UW led 17-10 with seven points and then finished a 9-point win 25-16. Fields had 10 kills and hit .471 in the fourth set, but Washington had 15 kills as a team and hit .583 to complete the senior night win.

NEXT

  • The Trojans return to the Galen Center to end the regular season with a crosstown rivalry game against UCLA (16-12, 10-9 Pac-12) on Friday (Nov. 25) at 8 p.m. Seniors Emilia Weske, Keila Barraand Kelly Barry are honored in pre-game ceremonies. The game will be streamed live on Pac-12 Networks and Pac-12 Los Angeles.

GAME NOTES

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

For more information on the USC women’s volleyball team, along with a full schedule and results, visit USCTrojans.com/WVB. Fans of the Women of Troy can follow @USCWomensVolley on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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