Athletics News
    Oct. 13, 1997

    USC Athletics The Week in Review / Preview

    Sport                        Record  Conf.  Nat'l Rank      Last Week
    Women's Cross Country          --      --     30th (Coaches)  1st at Pepperdine Meet
    Football                     2-3    1-2     lost to Arizona State, 35-7
    Men's Golf                                     12th (Golfweek) none
    Women's Golf                    --     --      29th (Rolex)   none
    Women's Soccer              1-1-1  2-0     20th (Soccer Buzz)  def. Stanford, 3-2  def. California, 2-1
    Women's Volleyball           13-2   6-2     6th (AVCA)  def. Oregon, 3-0def. Oregon State, 3-0 
    Men's Water Polo               7-3    1-1     3rd (AWPCA) lost to California, 10-8 (OT)
    Monday: Men's Golf, at Texas, "Taylor Made Red River", through Tuesday
        Women's Golf, at Washington, "Edean Ihanfeldt Invitational", through Wednesday
    Wednesday:  Women's Volleyball, vs. Pepperdine, North Gym, 7 p.m.
    Friday: Women's Soccer, at Oregon State, 3 p.m.
        Women's Volleyball, at UCLA, 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday:   Football, at Notre Dame, 12:30 p.m. PT (NBC-TV)
        Men's Water Polo, at Stanford, Northern California Tournament, through Sunday
        Women's Cross Country, at UC San Diego Invitational
    Sunday: Women's Soccer, at Oregon, 12 p.m.

    Women's Cross Country
    Freshman Brigita Langerholc won a four-team cross country meet, hosted by Pepperdine on Saturday, and led the Women of Troy to a first-place finish. Langerholc won in a time of 19:39, while freshman Kirsten Moore was fourth in 20:15, junior Jennifer Newton was seventh in 20:34, freshman Ginaea Carrillo was eighth in 20:47 and freshman Sarah Chulack was ninth in 20:54.

    USC suffered its most lopsided defeat ever to Arizona State with a 35-7 loss to the Sun Devils in Tempe on Saturday. ASU dominated the game statistically, posting more total yards (528-214), plays (78-63), first downs (25-14) and possession time (33:45-26:15). USC's 100 yards passing were its fewest since getting 95 against Fresno State in the 1992 Freedom Bowl. The Trojans got on the board late in the first half on a 21-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback John Fox to junior wide receiver Mike Bastianelli, which made it 13-7 at halftime, but USC was shut down in the second half.

    Women's Soccer
    The Women of Troy had perhaps the biggest weekend in the program's history, earning first-ever wins over Stanford and California as Pac-10 play opened. Sophomore midfielder Kim Clark had two goals and an assist as USC won at Stanford, 3-2, on Friday. She scored the game-winner in the 61st minute and did it in spectacular fashion, blasting it in from 40 yards out as the goalkeeper was out of position. Then, USC battled a determined Cal team on Sunday and came away with a 2-1 win. After missing on several breakways in the second half, junior forward Courtney Barham broke a 1-1 tie when she scored in the 80th minute after outsprinting the defenders and sliding the ball past the goalie.

    Women's Volleyball
    USC had two easy sweeps over Oregon and Oregon State on the road last weekend, which was highlighted by junior setter Janice Mounts collecting her 2,000th career assist. The Women of Troy defeated the Ducks, 15-3, 15-8, 15-8, on Thursday and then beat the Beavers, 15-11, 15-5, 15-8, on Friday. Junior middle blocker Jasmina Marinkovic had 12 kills and freshmen outside hitters Antoinette Polk and Kashi Cormier had nine kills each in USC's 14th consecutive win over the Ducks. Junior outside hitter Jennifer Kessy then had 18 kills and 15 digs in USC's first win in Corvallis since 1993. Marinkovic had 15 kills and junior middle blocker Alaina Kipps added 10 kills and seven blocks.

    Men's Water Polo
    USC lost a heartbreaker to No. 2 California on Sunday, falling 10-8 in overtime at the McDonald's Swim Stadium. The Trojans rallied in the fourth quarter, coming back from a 7-5 deficit to take an 8-7 lead with 1:26 to play. But Cal scored with nine seconds left to tie it, then scored the only two goals in overtime. Senior driver Mateo Juric and junior driver Marko Pintaric each scored two goals for the Trojans.

    Athletes of the Week
    Kim Clark, Women's Soccer Clark, a sophomore midfielder, had a total of two goals and two assists in USC's first-ever wins against Stanford and Cal. She has 11 assists this season, tying the school single-season record.

    Jasmina Marinkovic, Women's Volleyball Marinkovic, a junior middle blocker, hit .480 with 27 kills and three errors in 50 swings while leading USC to a sweep of the Oregon schools.