Written by Caroline Deisley, USC blog contributor
The No. 5 USC women's lacrosse team ended its regular season a perfect 17-0 for the first time in the program's four-year history. The Women of Troy swept both No. 3 Stanford and UC Davis this weekend to clinch their first outright regular season title. The 17-game win streak is tied for the longest in MPSF history (Denver, 2014) while the 17 wins in one season is tied for third in league history. The No. 5 Trojans are also one of only two teams still undefeated in the nation.
Click here for a full recap of the Women of Troy's Senior Day victory.
The Trojans began the game with an all-senior lineup, a nod to the hard-working group that lay the program's foundation four years ago. Nine different players scored goals in the game, including seniors Amanda Johansen, Kelsey Dreyer, Maggie Mawhinney and Caroline deLyra. Senior defender Courtney Tarleton scored her first career goal in her final regular season game at McAlister Field.
The perfect regular season is a testimony to the hard work this senior class has put in to turn a new program into an established powerhouse in the MPSF. However, the perfect regular season is not the end of the line for this USC squad. The Women of Troy hold the undisputed top seed in the MPSF tournament and will face the winner of No. 4 UC Davis versus No. 5 Denver in the semifinals on Friday, April 29 at 4:00 p.m. at Stanford.
Click here to see highlights from USC's 14-4 victory over UC Davis on Senior Day.
Check out all the John McGillen photos from Sunday here...