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No. 2 USC Beach Volleyball Hosts Six Duals in Battle For Los Angeles

No. 2 USC Beach Volleyball Hosts Six Duals in Battle For Los Angeles


Women’s Beach Volleyball | March 08, 2023

LOS ANGELES – The No. 2-ranked USC beach volleyball team (6-0) and Merle Norman Stadium will serve as one of three host sites (Loyola Marymount and UCLA) for the Battle for Los Angeles this weekend (March 11-12). The Women of Troy seek to extend a 42-dual win streak, which includes 13 in a row at home when they welcome Concordia (4-6), Cal Poly (0-8), No. 16 Long Beach State (2-6), and No. 7 Stanford (9-3) for duals.

THIS WEEK

Merle Norman Stadium • Los Angeles, Calif.

BATTLE FOR LOS ANGELES

LIVE STREAM: USC Live Stream

MATCH #7 • Saturday, March 11 10 a.m. PT

No. 2 USC (6-0) vs. No. 16 Long Beach State (2-6)

SERIES HISTORY: USC leads, 13-5 (.722)

STREAK: Won 12 • LAST 10: 10-0

LAST MEETING: W 3-2 (Feb. 24, 2023 • Merle Norman Stadium)

OPPONENT WEBSITE: LongBeachState.com

MATCH #8 • Saturday, March 11 12 p.m. PT

No. 2 USC (6-0) vs. Concordia (4-6)

SERIES HISTORY: USC leads, 2-0 (1.000)

STREAK: Won 2 • LAST 10: 2-0

LAST MEETING: W 5-0 (April 14, 2015 • Irvine, Calif.)

OPPONENT WEBSITE: CUIEagles.com

MATCH #9 • Sunday, March 12 10 a.m. PT

No. 2 USC (6-0) vs. No. 7 Stanford (9-3)

SERIES HISTORY: USC leads, 12-0 (1.000)

STREAK: Won 12 • LAST 10: 10-0

LAST MEETING: W 3-2 (March 4, 2023 • Merle Norman Stadium)

OPPONENT WEBSITE: GoStanford.com

MATCH #10 • Sunday, March 12 12 p.m. PT

No. 2 USC (6-0) vs. Cal Poly (0-8)

SERIES HISTORY: USC leads, 7-0 (1.000)

STREAK: Won 7 • LAST 10: 7-0

LAST MEETING: W 5-0 (April 15, 2022 • San Luis Obispo, Calif.)

OPPONENT WEBSITE: GoPoly.com

BARE E-SAND-SHELLS  TL;DR

  • USC is the back-to-back defending NCAA champion and owns five national titles including the first NCAA crown in 2016 (AVCA ’15, NCAA ’17, ’21, ’22).
  • The Trojans have also won four Pac-12 championships (2016, ’17, ’19, ’22).
  • USC is 79-10 (.888) under fourth-year head coach Dain Blanton.
  • The Trojans are ranked No. 2 in the AVCA and CBVB.com polls. It is the 91st time (of 91) USC is ranked by the AVCA; its 90th time in the top 5. The Trojans have also been ranked No. 1 a record 51 times.
  • USC is 78-11 all-time at Merle…

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