Athletics News
    Nov. 17, 1997

    USC Athletics The Week in Review / Preview

    Sport                          Record   Conf.     Nat'l Rank               Last Week
    Men's Basketball                 1-1    0-0                                lost to New Mexico, 98-76;def. Sacramento State, 79-40
    Men's Swimming and Diving        2-0    2-0      t2nd (Speedo)             def. Arizona, 145-88  def. Arizona State, 167.5-132.5
    Women's Swimming and Diving      2-0    2-0      5th (Speedo)              def. Arizona, 134-104 def. Arizona State, 191-115
    Women's Cross Country            --       --     30th (Coaches)            8th at District VIII           
    Football                         6-4    4-3                                def. Oregon State, 23-0
    Men's Golf                                       12th (Golfweek)           none     
    Women's Golf                     --      --      20th (Rolex)              none
    Women's Volleyball              20-4    12-4     7th (AVCA)                def. UCLA, 3-0 
    Men's Water Polo                16-6    5-3      3rd (AWPCA)               def. Pacific, 10-5         lost to Stanford, 9-5
    * Note 
    Women's Soccer    16-3-1  7-2 (2nd)   23rd (Soccer Buzz)  Set new school record for wins
    USC Athletics
    The Week in Preview
    Nov. 17, 1997

    Men's and Women's Diving, Trojan Diving Invitational, McDonald's Swim Stadium, through Saturday


    Women's Volleyball, at Arizona, 6 p.m. PST

    Men's Basketball, at Loyola Marymount, 7:05 p.m.


    Men's Water Polo, vs. UCLA, McDonald's Swim Stadium, 10 a.m.

    Football, vs. UCLA, L.A. Coliseum, 12:30 p.m. (ABC-TV)

    Women's Volleyball, at Arizona State, 6 p.m. PST

    Men's Basketball

    The Trojans opened the regular season with a 98-76 loss at No. 11 New Mexico on Tuesday in the NABC Classic. Sophomore forward Jarvis Turner scored 18 points and had five rebounds to lead USC. The Trojans then came back with a 79-40 victory at Sacramento State on Sunday. Junior forward Adam Spanich had 18 points and junior guard Elias Ayuso had 14.

    Women's Cross Country

    The Women of Troy placed eighth at the NCAA West Regional Championships, held at Arizona, on Saturday. Sophomore Grazyna Penc was USC's top finisher, as she took 11th in 17:47.10. Freshman Anna Lopaciuch was 13th and sophomore Kristie Johnston was 34th.


    USC won its 24th game in a row over Oregon State and in the process posted its sixth win of 1997 to become bowl-eligible ~ by hanging a 23-0 shutout over the Beavers in Corvallis. USC's defense limited Oregon State to just 152 total yards, including only 29 rushing yards, and just 11 first downs. The Trojans intercepted four OSU passes, including twice on the Beavers' only penetrations into USC territory. USC was in control from the start, driving 80 yards on the game's opening series, capped by a 31-yard scoring pass from sophomore quarterback John Fox to sophomore wide receiver R. Jay Soward. Fox also threw a 45-yard TD pass to junior wide receiver Billy Miller in the second quarter. Junior kicker Adam Abrams made three field goals.

    Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving

    Both the men's and women's teams opened up the dual-meet season with victories over Arizona (men, 145-88; women, 134-104) and Arizona State (men, 167.5-132.5; women, 191-115).

    Double winners against the Wildcats included senior Lenny Krayzelburg (50 free and 200 back), junior Bela Szabados (200 and 400 free) and freshman Brittany White (400 IM and 200 breast). White was a triple winner against the Sun Devils (200 IM and 100 and 200 breast) while junior Lindsay Benko (500 and 1,000 free) and Krayzelburg (100 and 200 back) won twice. Junior Karen Campbell had the best performance, earning an NCAA automatic qualifying time in the 100 fly in 54.40 seconds against ASU.

    Women's Volleyball

    USC swept No. 24 UCLA, 15-2, 15-8, 15-13, on Friday night at the North Gym. The Women of Troy were led by junior middle blocker Alaina Kipps' 11 blocks and junior middle blocker Jasmina Marinkovic's 11 kills. With Game 3 tied at 13-13, a Kipps kill and a Bruin hitting error ended the match. It helped USC to its first three-match win streak over the Bruins since 1981-82.

    Men's Water Polo

    The Trojans bested No. 7 Pacific in their final MPSF game of the season, 10-5, on Saturday in Stockton, but then fell to No. 2 Stanford, 9-5, on Sunday in Palo Alto in a non-conference game. Sophomore 2-meter man James Castle and sophomore driver Allen Basso each had two goals against the Tigers. Five different Trojans scored as USC and Stanford went to the fourth quarter tied, 5-5, but the Cardinal scored four goals in the period to the Trojans' zero.

    Athletes of the Week
    Karen Campbell, Women's Swimming

    Campbell, a junior, had the best performance of the weekend, winning the 100 fly against Arizona State in an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 54.40 seconds.

    Cedric Jefferson, Football

    Jefferson, a senior defensive tackle, spearheaded the Trojans' shutout of Oregon State, making five tackles (three for losses) and helping limit the Beavers to 29 rushing yards and 152 total yards.

    Janice Mounts, Women's Volleyball

    Mounts, a junior setter, had 41 assists in USC's three-game sweep of UCLA last weekend, helping the Women of Troy to their first three-match win streak against the Bruins since 1981-82.