Written by Sarah Bergstrom, USC blog contributor
The 2014 women's volleyball schedule has been released, and with both a challenging non-conference and conference lineup, it's nothing to take lightly. USC will look to rise to the challenge as they play 21 televised regular-season matches and 20 matches against teams that made the NCAA tournament in 2013.
Adding to the already challenging Pac-12 conference lineup, the Trojans will host SEC forces Florida and Texas A&M in the USC Classic tournament from September 11th-12th before the regular season kicks off. This tournament will feature the Trojans' first televised game of the season, but not the last, with all but three of their regular-season matches getting air time in 2014. The Women of Troy open the Pac-12 schedule at crosstown rival UCLA on September 23, and then play Arizona State in their home opener on September 26. Senior night is set for November 28 at the Galen Center against UCLA honoring seniors Hayley Crone, Emily Young and Hannah Schraer.