Athletics News
    Dec. 1, 1997

    USC Athletics The Week in Review / Preview

    LAST WEEK
    Sport                          Record   Conf.       Nat'l Rank              Last Week 
    Men's Basketball                4-2      0-0        none
    Women's Basketball              3-2      0-0                                def. San Diego State, 62-51 
    Men's Golf                                          12th (Golfweek)         none
    Women's Golf                                        20th (Rolex)            none
    Men's Swimming and Diving       2-0      2-0        t2nd (Speedo)           none 
    Women's Swimming and Diving     2-0      2-0        5th  (Speedo)           none 
    Women's Volleyball             23-6     13-5(t2nd)  7th (AVCA)              lost to Nebraska, 3-2 
    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 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                Back-to-back MPSF Tourn. champions 
    

    This Week

    Saturday: Men's Basketball, at Ohio State, 2 p.m. EST Women's Basketball, at Boise State Tournament, vs. Cal State Northridge, 5 p.m. MST

    Sunday: Women's Basketball, at Boise State Tournament, TBA

    Women's Basketball
    The Women of Troy defeated San Diego State, 62-51, on Saturday at the Lyon Center in their only action of the week. Twin sisters Kim and Kristin Clark each scored 15 points and sophomore forward Tiffany Washington had 12 points and 10 rebounds. USC took a 26-24 halftime lead. USC led the entire second half, but the Aztecs pulled to within four points, 49-45, with 4:01 to go. Kim Clark then hit a jumper and Kristin Clark made two free throws to push USC's lead back up to eight, 53-45, with 3:18 to play.

    Women's Volleyball
    USC had its season come to an end in the NCAA Pacific Region semifinals with a 15-13, 12-15, 14-16, 15-7, 15-12 loss to Nebraska at Long Beach State on Friday night. Junior outside hitter Jennifer Kessy had 22 kills and 19 digs and freshman outside hitter Antoinette Polk had 13 kills and a career-high 23 digs, but the Women of Troy hit just .146 as a team compared to the Huskers' .229. With five block assists, junior middle blocker Alaina Kipps set a new USC single-season block assist record with 151.

    Athletes of the Week
    Kim and Kristin Clark, Women's Basketball
    The twin sisters each scored 15 points in a win over San Diego State. Kim, a sophomore guard, had a career high for points, while Kristin, a junior guard, added six steals and four assists.