Seniors Kostas Genidounias and Marc Vonderweidt score three apiece in the important USC victory.
Eleven Trojans score in the first official men's game at Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
Tabbed No. 2 in the nation entering 2014, the Trojans are defying the odds and gunning for another crown.
Trojans top St. Francis Brooklyn 10-3 in the NCAA semifinals to move into tomorrow's championship game.
USC heads to Palo Alto to fight for the right to make collegiate water polo history this weekend.
THIS SEASON: Vonderweidt enters his final season of competition at USC.
2013: Vonderweidt scored 18 goals as a junior... Scored in 11 games with seven two-goal outings... A member of the NCAA Championship roster.
2012: Vonderweidt scored 14 goals as a sophomore... Scored in nine games with four multiple-goal outings... Set career high with three goals in the NCAA Semifinals vs. Air Force.
2011: Vonderweidt scored three goals as a true freshman... Scored in three different games, with first career goal coming vs. Pomona-Pitzer on Oct. 1.
NATIONAL TEAMS: Vonderweidt was a member of the U.S. Youth National Team, recently competing at a tournament in Italy.
HIGH SCHOOL: Vonderweidt is a three-time all-CIF first team pick out of Santa Monica High (Calif.)... Named league MVP as a senior... Played club for Los Angeles WPC.
PERSONAL: Vonderweidt is majoring in policy, planning & development... Parents are Laurent Vonderweidt and Laura Busch... Has one sister, Abby Vonderweidt, who played soccer at Cornell... His grandfather William Busch and uncle Ned Busch also attended USC... Enjoys playing soccer in his free time... Lists Wayne Rooney as his biggest sports hero... Has always wanted to skydive... Would like to travel to Australia and Hawaii... Hopes to go to Europe and play professionally after graduation... Born March 7, 1993.