Four Score

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This weekend, USC women's tennis earned two road wins to improve its winning streak to four matches and bolster its NCAA Tournament resume.

On Friday, the No. 39 Trojans marched into Tempe and upset No. 29 Arizona State. The Sun Devils won a tightly contested doubles point, but the Women of Troy showed their Fight On spirit by battling back to win the match. The decision came down to Court 4, where senior Zoe Katz had dropped the first set in a tiebreaker and won the second, 7-5. Katz muscled through to a 7-5 win in the third set to clinch the match.

Against Arizona on Saturday, USC dominated in doubles, racking up two 6-0 wins on Courts 2 and 3. The Trojans then drummed up four wins in singles to earn a 5-2 victory.

The wins helped USC improve to 10-8 on the season with a 5-4 mark in Pac-12 play. The Trojans host their last home match of the season on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. against Pepperdine.


Out But Not Down

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USC's 10th-ranked men's volleyball team closed out its 2017 season with a loss to No. 1 Long Beach State in the quarterfinals of the MPSF Tournament.

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The Trojans battled it out on Saturday night, but fell in four sets (25-22, 24-26, 25-18, 25-23) to finish the year with an even 14-14 mark.

In his final match in cardinal and gold, senior Lucas Yoder notched a match-high 23 kills. Fellow seniors Andy Benesh and Christopher Orenic finished with eight and seven kills, respectively, to keep the Trojans in it all the way until the end.

But the top-ranked 49ers outhit, outserved and outblocked the eighth-seeded Trojans to clinch a victory and end USC's season.

Despite the loss, the Trojans have much to be proud of this season. They doubled their win total from 2016 and earned a few crucial wins down the stretch to make the MPSF Tournament after missing out last year.

Click here to watch USC head coach Jeff Nygaard's season wrap-up!

Yoder, Benesh, Orenic and fellow seniors Vinnie Rios and Michael Mullahey, who played their last match on Saturday, helped get the team back on track to contend for MPSF and national titles in the years to come.

Lockdown D At The Coli

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On Friday evening, USC's ninth-ranked women's lacrosse team celebrated Senior Day by taking its talents to the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and upsetting No. 6 Colorado.

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Prior to the showdown, USC honored its six seniors: Cynthia Del Core, Kylie Drexel, Drew Jackson, Nina Kelty and Michaela Michael -- all of whom were key in pulling off the 11-5 victory.

Drexel led all scorers with three goals (the 13th hat trick of her career), while Del Core and McMahon both scored braces and added one assist each. Michael dished out two assists and scored a goal of her own.

The Trojans trailed, 5-4, at the break, but Kelty and Jackson helped the Trojans shut out the Buffaloes in the second half (7-0) to charge ahead to victory.

The Trojans now sit atop the MPSF standings with two regular season games remaining.

Check out team photographer John McGillen's photos of the USC victory at the Coliseum:

Titans Outduel Trojans

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After upsetting No. 8 Cal State Fullerton in the first game of the series, USC baseball fell in the final two this weekend.

On Thursday, the Trojans and Titans went back and forth before USC utilized a six-run fifth inning to take a commanding lead. The Trojans turned their 17 hits into a 13-9 home victory.

USC headed to Fullerton for the final two games of the series. The Trojans outhit the Titans again in Game 2, but couldn't capitalize, falling 13-5. Game 3 featured a pitching battle in which Cal State Fullerton had a slight edge, taking the final game by a 2-1 margin.

The Trojans are now 17-16 on the season heading into tonight's makeup game at UC Irvine. The game was originally scheduled for March 21, but was rained out.


Sweeps For Seniors

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usc-mens-tennis-stanford-rachel-bennett_DSC0047.JPGUSC men's tennis swept both of its Pac-12 opponents this weekend, in its seniors' final matches at Marks Tennis Stadium.

No. 6 USC cruised to a 4-0 victory over Arizona in its penultimate home match of the season on Friday. Though the Trojans spent the weekend commemorating their seniors, it was freshman Riley Smith who clinched the win that day.

On Senior Day against Utah, USC's three outgoing players stepped up and delivered. Senior Rob Bellamy paired with sophomore Jack Jaede to get the Trojans off on the right foot in doubles, before seniors Nick Crystal (pictured) and David Laser clinched the doubles point on Court 3. Bellamy and Crystal were both victorious in singles as well, with Crystal serving as the match clincher in the final home appearance of his career. Crystal, Bellamy and Laser helped lift the Trojans to a 7-0 sweep.

USC closes out the regular season with a rubber match of sorts against UCLA. The Bruins eked out a 4-3 victory in the teams' first meeting of the year, but USC dominated UCLA, 4-1, in the more recent matchup. Should the Trojans win this Friday's battle, they would share the 2017 conference title with UCLA.

Friday's match begins at 3 p.m. at UCLA.

McGillen Gallery: 2017 Spring Game

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On Saturday, USC Football capped off a month of spring practice with its annual Spring Game at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. Trojans fans had the opportunity to see USC's younger players show their stuff, check out USC's Rose Bowl championship rings and more.

Check out team photographer John McGillen's photos:

Late Bloomers

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USC's second-ranked women's water polo team used a second-half surge to power past No. 5 Cal in Berkeley this weekend.

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The Trojans were held scoreless in the first period but flipped the script and shut the Bears out in the second to head into halftime tied, 1-1.

In the third period, USC broke out to score four goals and take a lead they'd never relinquish, eventually winning by a 6-3 margin. Brigitta Games, Maud Megens (pictured) and Ioanna Haralabidis had two goals each to seal the deal for the Trojans.

With the win, the Trojans improved to 26-1 (4-1 MPSF) on the season with just one regular season game to go before the MPSF Tournament. That game takes place at No. 3 UCLA this Saturday at 1 p.m., and the winner earns the 2017 MPSF title and the top seed in the upcoming tournament.

The game will be broadcast on Pac-12 Network.


Spring Show

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Trojans Put On A Spring Show

2017 USC Spring Game Preview

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2017 USC Spring Game on Saturday

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at Noon PT on Pac-12 Network

USC-FOOTBALL-SPRING-BALL-040617-MCGILLEN-5290lr.JPGTrojans to Watch: Second-Year Wide Receivers

USC is forced to replace a lot of production at the receiver position after the departures of JuJu Smith-Schuster, Darreus Rogers, Isaac Whitney and De'Quan Hampton, who will all be in attendance on Saturday to collect their Rose Bowl rings. While the Trojans still have Rose Bowl hero Deontay Burnett and versatile veteran Jalen Greene, a new crop of pass catchers will be on full display, including sophomore Michael Pittman Jr. (pictured) and redshirt freshmen Tyler Vaughns, Velus Jones Jr., and Josh Imatorbhebhe. The exciting quartet has shown tremendous improvement over the five weeks of spring football, building chemistry with QB Sam Darnold. The Spring Game provides a nice showcase for the young receivers to put their talents on full display.

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Last Men Standing

The USC roster has been ravaged by injuries this spring, so head coach Clay Helton explained that Saturday's exhibition will look more like a practice than a game. The Trojans simply don't have enough bodies to divide into two teams and go at it. However, there are several competitive portions on the schedule, providing the healthy players a chance to make an impression on their coaches and the fans. Keep an eye on several position battles as young Trojans like DL Marlon Tuipulotu, ILB John Houston Jr., CB Jack Jones, RB Vavae Malepeai, DB Jamel Cook, TE Cary Angeline, OL Roy Hemsley and others are making a strong push for playing time.

The Interludes

The crowd will be treated to three in-game ceremonies, headlined by the return of the NFL-bound seniors and juniors from last season's Rose Bowl champions. Along with a first look at the rosy rings, the Trojan Family will also be introduced to the 2017 recruiting class, which was ranked in the national top five. Plus, the record-setting USC men's basketball team will be saluted on the field. Finally, fans will get a chance to line up for autographs after the game as all Trojans will be signing at tables.

Just a Taste

This is your last chance to enjoy Trojan football for several months, so don't miss out. The new season kicks off on Saturday, September 2, when USC hosts Western Michigan. The 2017 home schedule is loaded with big games, including Texas, Stanford, Utah and UCLA. Click here for ticket information. The Trojans have high hopes for this season with the return of Rose Bowl MVP Sam Darnold, rushing leader Ronald Jones II, leading tackler Cam Smith, sack leader Rasheem Green and much more.



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all-mpsf mvb.jpgUSC men's volleyball senior Lucas Yoder earned a spot on the 2017 All-MPSF First Team, while senior captain Andy Benesh landed on the All-MPSF Second Team, the conference announced today.

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Yoder earned first team honors for leading not only the conference, but the nation in kills this season (4.80 per set). He also led the conference and ranked second in the nation in points (5.17 per set) this regular season. This is the third year that Yoder has received an MPSF award, after being named the MPSF Freshman of the Year and a second teamer in 2014 and earning honorable mention in 2016. Yoder is one of four members of this year's first team to have earned three MPSF awards in his career.

Benesh also picks up his third MPSF honor, after earning All-MPSF honorable mention in 2014 and 2015. The middle blocker ranks sixth in the nation in hitting percentage (.430) and 10th in blocks (1.09 per set). Only one other member of the second team has earned three MSPF honors in his career.

On Saturday, Yoder, Benesh and the Trojans take on MPSF Player of the Year TJ DeFalco and the Long Beach State 49ers in the first round of the MPSF Tournament. That match begins tomorrow at 7 p.m. at LBSU.