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No. 3 USC Beach Volleyball Treks to PNW For Pac-12 North Invitational

No. 3 USC Beach Volleyball Treks to PNW For Pac-12 North Invitational


Women’s Beach Volleyball | April 03, 2024

LOS ANGELES – The third-ranked USC beach volleyball team (21-3) heads to the Pacific Northwest for the Pac-12 North Invitational this week. The Women of Troy are taking their sixth road trip of the spring and will play three duals on Alki Beach in Seattle where they are 3-1 all-time. The Trojans last played in the Evergreen State in 2018.

THIS WEEK

PAC-12 NORTH INVITATIONAL

Alki Beach β€’ Seattle, Wash.

MATCH #25 β€’ Friday, April 5 β€’ 9 a.m. PT

No. 3 USC (21-3) vs. No. 12 Arizona State (16-4)

SERIES HISTORY: USC leads, 15-0 (1.000)

STREAK: Won 15 β€’ LAST 10: 10-0

LAST MEETING: W 5-0 (April 7, 2023 β€’ Stanford, Calif.)

OPPONENT WEBSITE: theSunDevils.com

MATCH #26 β€’ Friday, April 5 β€’ 11 a.m. PT

No. 3 USC (21-3) vs. No. 2 Stanford (18-2)

SERIES HISTORY: USC leads, 13-1 (.929)

STREAK: Lost 1 β€’ LAST 10: 9-1

LAST MEETING: L 2-3 (Feb. 22, 2024 β€’ Honolulu, Hawai’i)

OPPONENT WEBSITE: GoStanford.com

MATCH #27 β€’ Saturday, April 6 β€’ 9 a.m. PT

No. 3 USC (21-3) vs. No. 7 California (15-7)

SERIES HISTORY: USC leads, 11-3 (.786)

STREAK: Lost 1 β€’ LAST 10: 7-3

LAST MEETING: L 2-3 (April 27, 2023 β€’ Stanford, Calif.)

OPPONENT WEBSITE: CalBears.com

BARE E-SAND-SHELLSΒ β€’ TL;DR

  • USC has won the last three NCAA championships and owns six national titles including the first NCAA crown awarded in 2016 (AVCA ’15, NCAA ’17, ’21, ’22, ’23).
  • The Trojans have won four Pac-12 championships (2016, ’17, ’19, ’22).
  • USC is 126-18 (.875) under fifth-year head coach Dain Blanton.
  • The Trojans are ranked No. 3 in the AVCA poll (No. 2, CBVB). It is the 107th time (of 107) USC is ranked by the AVCA; its 106th time among the top 5. The Trojans have also held the No. 1 spot a record 46 times.
  • USC’s recently-ended 16-dual win streak is the fifth-longest in program history.
  • The Women of Troy are 3-1 all-time in matches played in the Evergreen State.
  • Three different USC pairs have eclipsed the double-digit win mark this season: Kraft-Maple (23-1), Kriz-Seits (17-3), and Nourse-Nourse (18-5). Individually, 12 different Trojans have reached double-digit wins through 24 duals.
  • Twin graduates Audrey Nourse and Nicole Nourse rank second among pairs in school history with 109 total wins. The sisters have played more than 130 matches together, which…

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