Athletics News

    Jan. 26, 1998

    USC Athletics the Week in Review / Preview

    Sport                          Record   Conf.       Nat'l Rank              Last Week 
    Men's Basketball                6-11     2-5                                lost to UCLA, 101-84     
    Women's Basketball              7-9      2-5                                lost to UCLA, 68-64 
    Men's Golf                                          12th (Golfweek)         none
    Women's Golf                                        20th (Rolex)            none
    Men's Swimming and Diving       5-0      2-0        5th (Speedo)            def. UC Santa Barbara, 213-85 
    Women's Swimming and Diving     6-0      2-0        2nd  (Speedo)           def. UC Santa Barbara, 250-45, def. Nevada, 211-88
    Men's Volleyball                7-6      0-3        12th (VB Mag.)          lost to Cal State Northridge, 3-2, lost to Hawai'i, 3-0 
    Men's Tennis                    2-0      0-0        10th (Rolex)            def. BYU, 7-0              
    Women's Tennis                  2-0      0-0        26th (Rolex)            def. UC Santa Barbara, 8-0              def. Utah, 7-2
    Season Complete         Record  Conf. Finish    National Finish     Notes 
    Women's Cross Country               6th          30th (Coaches)     Penc 11th at District VIII Meet 
    Football                 6-5        4-4 (t5th)                      Kelly, Claiborne All-Pac-10 1st team 
    Women's Volleyball      23-6     13-5(t2nd)      9th (AVCA)         Marinkovic All-American 1st team 
    Women's Soccer          16-3-1      7-2 (2nd)    23rd (Soccer Buzz) Clark All-American 3rd team 
    Men's Water Polo        21-7        5-3 (1st)    2nd                Cimerman All-American 1st team 

    This Week

    Men's Volleyball, vs. San Diego State, North Gym, 7 p.m.
    Men's Basketball, vs. Washington, Sports Arena, 7 p.m.
    Women's Basketball, at Washington State, 7 p.m.
    Women's Swimming, vs. California, McDonald's Swim Stadium, 1 p.m.
    Men's Tennis, vs. Arizona State, Marks Tennis Stadium, 1:30 p.m.
    Baseball, vs. Long Beach State, Dedeaux Field, 3 p.m.
    Women's Tennis, at Arizona State, 2 p.m. MST
    Men's Tennis, vs. Arizona, Marks Tennis Stadium, Noon
    Women's Swimming, vs. Stanford, McDonald's Swim Stadium, 1 p.m.
    Men's Basketball, vs. Washington State, Sports Arena, 5 p.m. (FSW2)
    Men's Volleyball, vs. UC San Diego, North Gym, 7 p.m.
    Women's Basketball, at Washington, 1 p.m. (FSN)
    Baseball, at Long Beach State, 1 p.m.
    Women's Tennis, at Arizona, 2 p.m. MST
    Baseball, vs. Long Beach State, Dedeaux Field, 1 p.m.
    Men's Basketball

    The play of freshman forward Jeff Trepagnier was a highlight against UCLA last Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion, but it wasn't enough as the Trojans lost to the Bruins, 101-84. Trepagnier scored a career-high 18 points and had four rebounds and four steals. Senior forward Gary Williams had 15 points and junior forward Adam Spanich had 14.

    USC led early, 7-2, but UCLA went on a 32-7 run over the next 11 minutes. The Bruins shot 72 percent en route to a 51-29 halftime lead.

    Women's Basketball

    The Women of Troy lost to UCLA at home for the first time since 1991 with a 68-64 loss on Friday at the Lyon Center. Junior guard Kristin Clark had a game-high 25 points, including five three-pointers, to go along with five assists and four steals.

    USC led at halftime, 38-30, and by as many as 10 early in the second half, but UCLA rallied and the Women of Troy saw two of their eight players foul out.

    Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving

    The USC men's and women's teams swam to easy wins last Saturday, as the men defeated UC Santa Barbara, 213-85, and the women beat UC Santa Barbara, 250-45, and Nevada, 211-88.

    On the men's side, the Trojans won all but three races. Junior Mark Kwok was a three-time winner, taking the 200 and 500 free and the 400 IM. Freshman Justin Dumais won the the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events. The women were even more dominant, winning all but two races. Junior Lindsay Benko won the 100 and 200 back, sophomore Hillary Biscay won the 100 and 200 breast and senior Jean Ellis Todisco won the 100 fly and tied for first in the 200 fly with junior Karen Campbell. Junior Dorte Lindner won the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events.

    Men's Tennis

    The Trojans whitewashed BYU last Wednesday at Marks Tennis Stadium and didn't lose a single set. Seniors George Bastl, Kyle Spencer and Fernando Samayoa and sophomores Fernando Samayoa, Akram Zaman and Christoph Poehler all won their singles matches.

    Women's Tennis

    The Women of Troy opened the season 2-0 with an 8-0 win against UC Santa Barbara last Friday and a 7-2 victory over Utah on Sunday. Both matches were at Marks Tennis Stadium. Junior Ditta Huber and sophomores Veronika Safarova, Jacqui Boyd and Kara Warkentin each had two singles wins.

    Men's Volleyball

    USC's losing streak reached four with a loss at Cal State Northridge (15-9, 6-15, 15-6, 11-15, 14-16) on Tuesday and two home defeats against Hawai'i (9-15, 11-15, 15-13, 1-15 on Friday and 8-15, 8-15, 11-15 on Saturday). Senior middle blocker Szilard Kovacs had a team-high 22 kills at Northridge and then 20 in the first match against the Rainbows. Freshman outside hitter Eli Fairfield had a team-high 15 kills in the second match against Hawai'i.

    Athletes of the Week

    Ditta Huber, Women's Tennis

    Huber, a junior, won easily in her first two matches of the year at No. 1 singles: 6-3, 6-3 against Jill Katzenberger of UC Santa Barbara and 6-1, 6-1 against Anna Svedenhov of Utah.

    Mark Kwok, Men's Swimming

    Kwok, a junior, won three races last weekend against UC Santa Barbara ~ the 200 and 500 free and the 400 IM ~ and had NCAA qualifying times in all three.